Quincy Real estate

About Quincy, MA

First settled in 1625, Quincy is the birthplace of U.S. presidents, John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams. John Hancock, a president of the Continental Congress and the first signer of the Declaration of Independence was also born in Quincy.

Before becoming the north precinct of Braintree in 1640, Quincy was briefly a part of Dorchester and Boston.  In 1792, Quincy split off from Braintree; the new town was named after Colonel John Quincy, maternal grandfather of Abigail Adams and after whom John Quincy Adams was also named. Quincy became a city in 1888.

Quincy the site of the Granite Railway, the United States’ first commercial railroad. Shipbuilding at the Fore River Shipyard was another key part of the city’s economy. In the 20th century, both Howard Johnson’s and Dunkin’ Donuts were founded in the city.

Marina Bay on Boston Harbor is located on picturesque Dorchester Bay just minutes east of the Neponset River and only seven miles south of downtown Boston’s unmistakable skyline.

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