Welcome to Quincy, MA - Real Estate and More
Welcome to Quincy, Massachusetts – Real Estate and More
Located in Norfolk County, Quincy is a major part of Metropolitan Boston as its immediate southern suburb. It borders the coastline, Quincy Bay, giving way to numerous beaches including Wollaston Beach on Quincy Shore Drive. Settled in 1625, Quincy was originally part of Boston until it became part of Braintree in 1640. In 1792, Quincy separated from Braintree and was named after the maternal grandfather of Abigail Adams. In 1888, Quincy became a city. Quincy is the birthplace of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, the 2nd and 6th Presidents of the United States.
Quincy was best known as a manufacturing and heavy industry center with granite quarrying and shipbuilding at the Fore River Shipyard and Squantum Victory Yard.
Quincy is divided into 13 neighborhoods, each with its own history and characteristics, hence giving way to some of their names:
- Adams Shore – Originally a summer resort for its waterfronts and water views, now a year round residence.
- Germantown – Planned manufacturing community during the 1950s to encourage German immigrants.
- Houghs Neck – Originally a farm and orchard area as well as home to many Irish immigrants.
- Marina Bay – Residential/commercial area with high rise condominiums, stores and restaurants. This site is the original Squantum Naval Air Station.
- Merrymount – Quincy’s initial settlement area.
- Montclair – Northwest section bordering Squantum and Milton, MA.
- North Quincy – Hancock Street and Quincy Shore Drive, large Asian population. Quincy’s first golf course: Presidents Golf Course.
- Quincy Center – Downtown Quincy, Adams Residence (Old House/Peacefield), City Hall, Thomas Crane Public Library, United First Parish Church (Church of the Presidents) and Quincy Masonic Temple.
- Quincy Point – Bordering Weymouth Landing and Braintree and the location of the Fore River Shipyard.
- South Quincy – Bordering Braintree, Birthplace of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, Crown Colony and Faxon Park.
- Squantum – Site of the Squantum Naval Air Station and largest population of Irish Americans in the nation.
- West Quincy – Area where the Quincy Quarries Reservation and Granite Railway were located. Now the site of Granite Links Golf Club.
- Wollaston – Bordering Wollaston Beach, highly residential and home to Eastern Nazarene College.
The City of Quincy has over 94,000 residents. The estimated median household income is $63,504, and the average household income is $77,484. Median home price is $399,000. For fiscal year 2017, the real estate tax rate for Quincy is $14.60 for residential and $30.26 for commercial properties.
Educationally, Quincy is home to 2 colleges – Quincy College and Eastern Nazarene College, 2 public high schools, 5 public middle schools, and 12 public elementary schools. There is also a private college prep school, The Woodward School, one catholic school, Quincy Catholic Academy and an elementary Montessori school, Adams Montessori School.
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