The Germantown section is a peninsular (one of three peninsulars in Quincy) and is bordered by the Adams Shore section.
Germantown got its name because of all the German settlers that moved into the area during the ship building boom.
Before the war, Sailing Ships were being built in Quincy, and the last known Clipper Ship was built in Germantown in the 1870's.
Today, Germantown is a community of primarily single family homes. Germantown is an affordable sea side community. There is bus service to and from Germantown, with access to the Quincy Center T Station where the Red Line provides access to Boston.
One of Quincy's large Elderly Housing complexes is located in Germantown.
Elderly Housing complex in Germantown