Welcome to Quincy, Massachusetts
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Quincy, Massachusetts is a city rich in history. It is home to two Presidents, John Adams, the second President of The United States, and his son John Quincy Adams who was the sixth President. This is why Quincy is referred to as the City of Presidents.
Statue of John Adams outside Quincy City Hall
John Adams & John Quincy Adams Memorial at Black' Creek
Quincy was settled in 1625 and seperated from Braintree in 1792. It was incorporated as a city in 1888 and was named after Colonel John Quincy.
It was also home to Actresses Ruth Gordon and Lee Remick. In fact the Ruth Gordon Amphitheater was built to honor Ruth Gordon and hosts many concerts during the spring and summer months.
Many of the older homes in Quincy have granite block foundations which came from the Quincy Quarries as Quincy used to be the Granite Capital of the World back in the 1800's and early 1900's.
The Quincy Ship Yard was a very active yard during World War II with many ships built and repaired there. In fact, the USS Salem which was built in Quincy, is now back at the shipyard as a museum open to the public.
The shipyard was closed by General Dynamics several years ago and was purchased a few years back. There is talk of the property being developed with both residential and retail space. Great location right on the water.
The First Dunkin Donuts
Quincy is located just south of Boston and is preferred by many because of it's four T Stations with red line service into Boston, as well as a Commuter Rail stop and great Highway access.
Quincy has 27 miles of shoreline with beaches and marinas. Wollaston Beach is the largest in the City and is famous for its clam shops. There are several smaller beaches as well.
Quincy is definately a family oriented city with many baseball, football and soccer fields throughout the city, plus basketball and tennis courts and skateboard parks.
There are three golf courses including the new Granite Links Golf Club at Quarry Hills which was voted "Top Ten Best New Upscale Golf Course in the US" by Golf Digest. Incredible views of the Boston Skyline while golfing.
The annual Christmas parade, which is the second oldest parade in the Nation, is held every year on the Sunday following Thanksgiving. The city also hosts a first night celebration to break in the new year. Although Quincy's first night is a smaller scale than Boston's, it is family oriented with plenty for all ages. No need to leave the City. There is always plenty to do right here.
Quincy has many communities within the City such as,
The Adams Shore section was built as a cottage community before Cape Cod was accessible by highway. It is a year round community now.
The Germantown section is one of three peninsula's with the City. Germantown got it's name from the large numbers of German settlers that made the area home during Quincy's robust shipbuilding period.
The Houghs Neck section of Quincy is a peninsular and used to be all cottages. It is virtually a year round community now, but was actually the old Cape Cod before the highway (route 3) was built leading to what we now know as the Cape.
The Merrymount section is a sea side neighborhood and has it's own neighborhood association for those who wish to join. The residents plan many activities throughout the year. This area was owned at one time by the Adam's family.
The North Quincy section is bordered by the Dorchester section of Boston, and Milton. North Quincy is popular among commuters because of it's T Station with red line service into Boston, and also it's close proximity to Route 93.
Quincy Center consisits of downtown Quincy and the neighborhoods of Presidents Hill and Hospital Hill which are primarily residential neighborhoods with single and multi unit dwellings, as well as some condos. These neighborhoods are older established areas with some very unique homes.
The Quincy Point section was home to the Quincy Shipyard which was closed by then owner General Dynamics in the late 1980's. Quincy Point actually began as a fishing village. The Shipyard is now owned by a local car dealer and there are plans to build a waterfront community with residential and retail space. This would be the perfect spot with the commuter boat right next door.
The South Quincy section has a T Station and is handy to Routes 3, 128, I95, and I93. It is also home to the new Marriott Hotel, and Crown Colony Office Park. South Quincy borders Braintree.
The Squantum section is another peninsular within the city. From Squantum you can have great views of Boston and the Harbor Islands.
Marina Bay is a section of Squantum that has been built up within the past 20 years. It consists of residential and retail space with a marina and boardwalk. This site was a former U.S. Navy airstrip.
The West Quincy section was famous for it's Granite Quarries. Many of the old quarries are still there today, and have become popular with rock climbers. West Quincy is also home to the Blue Hills Reservation, which is hundreds of acres of woods and trails that are in Quincy, Milton, Randolph and Canton. It has become popular for hikers, and more recently, mountain bike riding.
The Wollaston section contains the largest beach in Quincy, Wollaston Beach. Wollaston Beach is famous for it's clam shops, and is also home to the first Howard Johnson's Resaurant. In fact, at the time Mr. Johnson himself lived in Wollaston. Wollaston also has a T Station with red line service to Boston.
City of Quincy
City Hall: 1305 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169 - 617-376-1000
Voter Registration: 617-376-1130
Web Page: www.ci.quincy.ma.us
Water & Sewer: 617-376-1925 Department of Public Works
Gas: KeySpan 617-469-2300
Electric: NStar 1-800-322-3223
Cable TV: Comcast 1-888-633-4266
Nearest Hospital: Quincy Medical Center 617-773-6100
Police Department: Non-emergency 617-745-5700 Emergency 911
Fire Department: Non emergency 617-376-1049 Emergency 911