Quincy is a city in Norfolk County less than 10 miles south of Boston. It’s a 20 minute drive to Boston and about an hour’s drive to Cape Cod. Quincy is easily accessible by public transportation: it has four stops on the Red Line into Boston, and Quincy Center is a stop on four different commuter rail lines: Greenbush, Plymouth, Kingston, and Middleboro/Lakeville.
The population of Quincy has grown 5% since 2000 to 92,271. Year to date, the number of homes sold in Quincy has increased 6% and the average selling price has increased 5% compared to the same period in 2012. The average price for a single family home in Quincy is $340,547 and the average price for a condo is $257,027.
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What Makes Quincy a Great City to Live In?
Quincy is known as the “city of Presidents” because it is the birthplace of both President John Adams and President John Quincy Adams. The Adams National Historical Park offers guided tours of these historic homes and hosts special events throughout the year.
Quincy has a variety of attractions for kids of all ages, such as Merrymount Park, where we will be for the Fox 25 Morning News Zip Trip, broadcast live on July 12th. Merrymount Park consists of 80 acres and is Quincy’s largest park. The park has playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, wooded trails, and a boathouse.
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Quincy has nearly a dozen beaches including Wollaston Beach on Quincy Bay, which has over 2 miles of shoreline. Wollaston Beach has swimming, lifeguards, free parking, a bathhouse with public restrooms, restaurants and local activities such as a Volleyball Challenge during the summer.
One of the most popular areas in Quincy is Marina Bay, a planned neighborhood with condos, entertainment facilities, a wide variety of restaurants, and a boardwalk. Quincy also offers visitors three golf courses including the Granite Links Golf Club, named one of the 100 Greatest Golf Courses in America by Golf Digest Magazine.
Downtown Quincy is currently undergoing a $120 million mixed-use development project that will include brand new retail and office space, 2 hotels, over 1,000 residential units, and parking. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed next year. This project will not only revitalize the downtown district but revenue generated from the private development will contribute to improving public infrastructure for the city.
The city of Quincy is served by the Quincy Public School System, which includes an early childhood center, 11 elementary schools including Lincoln-Hancock Community School, 5 middle schools including Central Middle School and 2 high schools, North Quincy and Quincy High. Quincy is also home to Quincy College, a 2-year college founded in 1958.
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