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About Quincy MA

Quincy was founded around 1625 and was actually part of Braintree in its early days.  The “City of Presidents” is located just a few minutes (8 miles) south of Boston.  Quincy has the honor of being the birthplace of two United States Presidents.  The second U.S. president John Adams was born in the city of Quincy.  His son John Quincy Adams and the sixth U.S. president was also born in Quincy.  Both presidents and their wives in buried in a crypt beneath the Church of the Presidents in Quincy Center.  Quincy is also renowned for its granite quarries which have supplied granite for the Bunker Hill Monument and Smithsonian buildings in Washington, D.C. Quincy was also a major shipbuilding city turning out vessels from a seven-masted schooner to the USS Lexington.  Visitors can climb aboard the USS Salem docked at the Fore River.  Quincy offers a perfect blend of history and modern day amenities.

Quincy Bay has a recently renovated and beautiful coastline.  Yacht clubs, walking, swimming, sailing classes and the largest marina in the Northeast are at your fingertips.  Within the city a variety of cultural events, international restaurants, historical parks and waterfront events entertain visitors and residents year round.  Educational opportunites abound through Eastern Nazarene College, a private four-year liberal arts Christian college located in the heart of Wollaston, and Quincy College, a two year college in the heart of Quincy.

Quincy offers plenty of historical attractions, like:

Adams National Historical Park – dedicated to the Adams family
Hancock Cemetery -First cementery for the Colonial community
Thomas Crane Public Library – architectural landmark
The Adams Academy Society – the birthplace of John Hancock
Marina Bay – the largest marina in the Northeast and beautiful waterfront restaurants

Quincy is a wonderful community for those working in Boston with quick access to Boston via the MBTA Red Line, and the water shuttle.  Come spend a day walking through history, soaking up the sun on Wollaston Beach or relaxing on the picturesque Marina Bay boardwalk and you’ll discover why nearly 90,000 people call this home.

If you would like more information on Quincy, go to these websites:

City of Quincy – anything you need to do from the City of Quincy

Discover Quincy – discover the history, events and all of the things that make up Quincy

TasteQuincy – for great places to dine

Quincy Arts Alive – arts and culture in Quincy

Quincy Symphony Orchestra – see the coming events for the symphony

Quincy Maps – download a variety of maps from Discover Quincy

Quincy College
Eastern Nazarene College


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