Economic Development

About Quincy

Building upon an authentic and vibrant history the City of Quincy is well positioned to strengthen its presence as a destination community to live, work, visit and invest in.

Today, a variety of public and private investments support Quincy’s continued economic growth, expansion and diversification.

Great Recreation and Cultural Amenities

Whether a person likes the beach, boating, rock climbing, golfing, hiking, the arts, ethnic festivals, shopping, history, or dining out, his or her cravings are sure
to be satisfied in Quincy.

The popular Quincy Shore Reservation area includes boating facilities, swimming accommodations, parks and many eateries where one can enjoy fresh seafood and a panoramic view of Quincy Bay. Quincy is also home to three golf courses, including Granite Links which was voted one of America’s Top 100 Golf Courses and Top 50 Best “19th Hole” by Golf Digest Magazine.

Known as “The City of Presidents”, Quincy is the birthplace of one our nation’s founding fathers and second president John Adams, and our sixth president John Quincy Adams, as well as legendary patriot John Hancock. The Adams National Park Visitor Center located in downtown Quincy welcomes visitors from around the world. Within the heart of the over 1 billion redevelopment of Quincy Center is the Church of the Presidents — final resting place of John and Abigail Adams, and John Quincy and Louisa Catherine Adams.

With 27 miles of coastline and access points to the 7,000 acre Blue Hills Reservation recreation area, one is sure to find a walking trail or vista to enjoy. The Quincy Quarries Reservation is a breathtaking spot right in West Quincy. You can rock climb, hike, have a picnic or just take in the gorgeous scenery of the largest open space within 35 miles of Boston.

Known as the dining capital of the South Shore. Quincy offers everything from succulent seafood to mouthwatering ethnic cuisine available in the variety of eateries found in the city’s many neighborhoods and business districts. Download the free “Discover Quincy” mobile app; a tool for residents and visitors to access information on local businesses, tourist attractions, recreation opportunities, dining establishments, and city services.


As a coastline community, Quincy has a wide array of housing opportunities with exceptional views of the ocean, Quincy Bay, and Boston Harbor. Whether your lifestyle beckons a 10th floor urban setting within a vibrant downtown environment; a cape-style attached townhouse along the waterfront; a single family home in one of the community’s many tight-knit traditional neighborhoods; or a more rural setting bordering the natural beauty of the 7,000 acre Blue Hills Reservation recreation area, you will find it in Quincy.

Health and Education

Quincy is home to two higher education institutions: Quincy College and Eastern Nazarene College. Both provide numerous undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Quincy College, known for its highly respected Nursing degree program, has a Biotechnology and Compliance Curriculum to service this fast-paced and growing industry. Eastern Nazarene is a fully accredited traditional liberal arts college. Quincy is also within a 15-mile radius of over 30 colleges and universities, including MIT, Harvard and only 5 miles or one Red-line train stop from the Venture Development Center at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Convenient Transportation Alternatives

Quincy has four MBTA public transportation stops, commuter rail service and direct access to many interstate transportation corridors including I-93, I-95, and routes 128, 24 and 3 providing easy access north, south, east and west. Commuting in and out of Quincy is easy!