Wollaston is between North Quincy and Merrymount and also borders Quincy Center. Wollaston contains the largest beach in the city, aptly named Wollaston Beach, which is actually partly in Wollaston and partly in North Quincy. Wollaston Beach is 2.5 miles in length. There are 2 yacht clubs along the beach making it a very scenic area in the warmer months with all the boats in the water. Wollaston Beach is also well known for it's clam shops. The Clam Box and Tony's Clam Shop have been there for many years and are very popular for their fresh fried clams and fish. There are also parks along Wollaston Beach, such as, Caddy Memorial Park, with a parking area and a hill overlooking Black's Creek and the Salt Marsh. This park has a playgroung for children with swings and slides.
The Wollaston area also has a T Station with Red Line service to Boston making the area very popular with commuters. Wollaston Center has shops and eateries and the Wollaston Thearter which just recently closed. Wollaston has a mix of single and multi unit buildings, as well as condos. Linden Street and Mellen Brae are actually old mill buildings that were made into condos. Being right next to the T Station, they have been very popular with commuters.
Wollaston is where Howard Johnson's began. The first Howard Johnson's opened in Wollaston, and Howard Johnson himself lived in Wollaston.
Eastern Nazarine College is also located in Wollaston. Eastern Nazarine is a four year college.