Quincy Point is one of the city’s “gateways” to the South Shore. Northbound travelers from many South Shore communities must pass through the business area as they travel north on routes 3A and 53.
Since its early days as a small fishing village, Quincy Point developed as a maritime community beginning with fishing and then shipbuilding. Job opportunities created by the shipyard brought many local and immigrant laborers to the neighborhood, resulting in one of the most dense neighborhoods dominated by small single family lots. The shipyard, known as Fore River Ship & Engine Company, then Bethlehem Steel, and eventually General Dynamics, was a world leader in commercial and naval shipbuilding until the 1970’s and the major industry in Quincy. The 110 acre property is being positioned to be a leader in commercial activity once again. Visit our ecnomomic development section to find out more about the development opportunities in the Quincy Shipyard and the planned reconstruction of the Fore River Bridge.
As shipbuilding faded, the area has undergone significant redevelopment with an emphasis on residential, commercial and industrial development. Its commercial establishments service the strong residential base and industry-related operations, as well as the region. Home to a variety of local shops and restaurants, it also is the place of maritime, fishing and industrial businesses.
The city has experienced an expansion of marine related industries in this area such as the relocation of Blue Fin Robotics and the opening of a research and treatment facility for the New England Aquarium.
Adjacent to the former Fore River Shipyard is Boston’s Best Cruises, which provides commuter boat service to Boston and Logan Airport, transportation to the Boston Harbor Islands National Park system, as well as whale watches and special excursion and charter services. Docked alongside Harbor Express is the USS Salem, a World War II battleship that was built at the Shipyard and is used today as a United States Navy Shipbuilding Museum.
Business District Community Police Contacts
The Community Police Department encourages you to contact the Patrol Officer representing your business are if you have a need, concern or idea to make the business district a safer environment for you and your customers.
Main Officer Number: 617-770-4993
Lieutenant Tim Sorgi (617) 770-4993
Officer Matt Miller (617) 594-2070
The Business District Chairs for the Quincy Point Business District Partnership are:
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