Quincy is known as "The City of Presidents" and is a southern suburb of Boston. It is the eighth biggest city in the country and is home to more than 92,000 residents, according to the findings of the 2010 U.S. census.
It was named for Colonel John Quincy, the namesake of U.S. President John Quincy Adams, who was also born in this city. Quincy was also the birthplace of President John Adams and famous statesmen John Hancock.
Like many cities and towns in the Commonwealth, Quincy saw a number of name changes in the years since it was first settled in 1630, at which time it was part of Dorchester and later became a portion of Braintree. After the Revolutionary War, Quincy was incorporated as a separate town in 1792, and attained status as a city in 1888.
Quincy was home to the country's first commercial railroad, the Granite Railway, as well as the first iron furnace in the nation, which fired up in 1644. Quincy was known for its granite quarry, and the stone harvested there was used in the construction of the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown.
Shipbuilding was an important component of Quincy's budding economy. The world's only seven-masted schooner was constructed in Quincy, as were many famous warships including U.S.S. Salem, the last all-gun heavy warship in the world. In the early part of the 20th century Quincy was the site of Dennison Field, one of the first airports in the world that was established in part with the support of Amelia Earhart.
Modern day Quincy hosts a number of companies in the insurance and financial fields, including the headquarters for Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Boston Financial Data Services. The city's public school system consists of two high schools, five middle schools, 11 elementary schools and an early childhood education center, and Quincy also has several private schools for students in pre-K up through the eighth grade.
Quincy has a wide range of public transportation options due to its close proximity to Boston, with major highways nearby and easy access to the regional Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority subway system.
Quarry Hills Apartments may be an option for renters looking for living quarters in this historic city. There are one, two, and three-bedroom spaces to choose from at this apartment community that neighbors a 7,000-acre preserve and is adjacent to the Granite Links Golf Club. These rentals boast granite counters, stainless steel appliances, crown molding, in-unit washers and dryers, walk-in closets and patios, not to mention access to a private garage.
Luxury Apartment Buildings in Quincy
- 135 Quincy Avenue Apartments
- 25 Morton Street Apartments
- 500 Falls
- Archstone Quarry Hills
- Clipper Apartments
- eaves North Quincy
- Faxon Commons
- Hamilton Bay
- Highlands at Faxon Woods
- Lincoln Heights
- Metro Marina Bay
- Munroe Place
- Neponset Landing
- Presidential Estates
- Quarry Edge 445
- Quincy Commons