The City of Presidents
Quincy Massachusetts is a city just south of Boston that is rich with history. Known as the “City of Presidents,” because it serves as the birthplace of our second US President, John Adams, our sixth US President, John Quincy Adams and John Hancock, the fourth President of the Continental Congress and the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. The John Adams Birth Place, The John Quincy Adams Birth Place, The Old House at Peacefield, The Stone Library and United First Parish Church all remain today and makeup Adams National Historic Park.
For over 100 years, Quincy was home to flourishing Granite and Shipbuilding industries. Quincy was home to the first commercial railroad in the United States, The Granite Railway, as well as the Fore River Shipyard, where hundreds of ships were constructed-most for the United States Navy. Howard Johnson’s and Dunkin Donuts were founded in Quincy and to this day you can still enjoy a cup of coffee at the original Dunkin Donuts location, 543 Southern Artery.
Quincy features one of the most comprehensive public educational systems in the state with 1 Early Childhood Center, 11 Elementary Schools, 5 Middle Schools and 2 High Schools. Most recently in 2013, Central Middle School welcomed students to it’s new state-of-the-art building. Prior to that in 2010, Quincy High School welcomed students to its new state-of-the-art building.
Youth sports play a big role in Quincy’s heritage with the Annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Quincy High’s Presidents and North Quincy High’s Red Raiders being a major focal point. Quincy Youth Baseball, Football, Soccer, Basketball, Hockey, Track and Lacrosse all feature several different age groups and sign-ups throughout the year.
A boaters paradise, Quincy features 27 miles of coastline and almost a dozen beaches. 52 parks throughout the city offer plenty of beautiful outdoor space for activities. Quincy is a diverse city that is a popular landing spot for a lot of people because of it’s close proximity to Boston. Quincy Center is undergoing a major re-development project featuring plans for luxury apartments, condos, shops, restaurants and hotels to keep up with the demand of people flocking to Quincy.
WATER ACTIVITIES IN QUINCY
With 27 miles of coastline, water activities are a big part of Quincy’s identity. Naturally, several of the Quincy homes for sale feature a water view or a direct waterfront location. Multiple Marinas and Boat Clubs such as Marina Bay, the Squantum Yacht Club, the Wollaston Yacht Club and the Quincy Yacht Club make it convenient for boat owners. Hough’s Neck is known among locals as the “flounder capital of the world” and in recent times people traveled from all over the northeastern US to fish for flounder in Quincy Bay. Nut Island is one of the more popular spots to drop a line or two in the water and take in beautiful views of the Boston skyline.
NOTEWORTHY RESTAURANTS IN QUINCY
Some noteworthy restaurants in Quincy Center are the new Fuji at West of Chestnut, a popular Japanese restaurant with famous sushi and signature cocktails, and KKatie’s Burger Bar, South Shore Living Magazine’s winner for Best Burger on the South Shore.