Quincy, nicknamed the "City of Presidents," is a major city in the Boston Metropolitan area. Just twenty minutes south of Boston, if you're renting an apartment here you will love the combination of coastline, beaches and the perks of having a big city just a short drive away.
Quincy apartments for rent are part of a historic city. The city made sure to preserve the home of the Adams' family, which still stands today among old and new housing complexes. Residents enjoy walking around the 13 acre property, which includes the Adams house, a visitors center, the United First Parish Church and the Adams Crypt. Local Quincy attractions include the Granite Railway/Quarry Exhibits, the Josiah Quincy House and the USS Salem/U.S. Naval Shipbuilding Museum among many other historical sites.
Those living in apartments in Quincy live an active lifestyle and enjoy spending time at Wollaston Beach, one of the dozen Quincy beaches. Weather permitting, residents and visitors enjoy swimming, picnicking, walking along trails and other beach activities. Families and individuals can participate in non-profit summer activities sponsored by the Blue Hill Adventure & Quarry Museum.
If you're renting an apartment here you will definitely want to visit Adams National Historical Park, which preserves the home of Presidents of the United States John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as the Thomas Crane Public Library, a national architectural landmark. During the summer months, head over to one of the dozen Quincy beaches, where, weather permitting, you can partake in swimming, picnicking, hiking and other beach activities.
Residents and Quincy tourists can get around the city and neighboring towns via the MBTA Red Line subway route. The Red Line services four stops around the city. If you need to get to the Logan International Airport, hop on the high-speed Harbor Express located at Boston's Marriott Long Wharf. The water shuttle runs seven days a week. If you need to get around town, feel free to hop on the Adams National Historical Park Trolley. The trolley service runs between the Quincy Visitor Center and the Adams mansion.
If your search for higher education brings you to Quincy, there are plenty of options to choose from. Quincy College is the community college serving the city, and Boston, twenty minutes away, has over 50 colleges and universities to choose from.
Quincy has a prosperous economy with many firms headquartered here, including Boston Financial Data Services, Arbella Mutual Insurance Company, the Stop & Shop supermarket chain, and more. Major industries here include the healthcare, medical device, and financial sectors, with top employers that include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Boston Scientific, and State Street Corporation, among others.