Here at Conway Relocation we thought it only fitting since it’s President’s Day this month, to feature a town where Presidents have been born - namely Quincy, Massachusetts (pronounced kwinzi). Quincy is a diverse community in Norfolk County, and is known as the “City of Presidents,” as it is the birthplace of John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams. With an estimated population of 91,073 in 2009 it is considered Massachusetts’ eighth largest city.
Quincy is named for Colonel John Quincy, maternal grandfather of Abigail Adams, who was married to John Adams (the second President of the United States) and after whom John Quincy Adams (the sixth President of the United States) was also named.
The city is made up of 13 unique neighborhoods, from the waterfront of Marina Bay, which has some beautiful condos, to the Merrymount neighborhood which is considered the site of Quincy’s original settlement. Each neighborhood shares its own characteristics and stories.
Quincy houses two public high schools, five public middle schools, 12 public elementary schools, several private institutions, The Eastern Nazarene College and Quincy College. Visit http://profiles.doe.mass.edu for more school information.
Commuting to Boston is a snap from Quincy as there are several options from which to choose. You can travel by car via Route 93, otherwise known as the Expressway, take the subway service that’s available in any of the five stops in Quincy, use the commuter rail service to South Station, or the commuter boat which crosses Boston Harbor to Long Wharf and Logan Airport. Depending upon your ride, 20-30 minutes should get you to downtown Boston.
REAL ESTATE MARKET
As for the real estate market, Quincy had 504 real estate transactions in 2010 consisting of single family, multi-family, and condos. There were 235 single family homes sold averaging out at a sales price of $328,021, with 82 days on market. Multifamily homes were significantly less with 61 selling in the past year with an average sales price of $414,645, with 99 days on market. A total of 204 condos sold in 2010 with the average selling price being $270,912 with days on market totaling 118. In all three categories the selling price was 4% less than the list price across the board.
FUN THINGS TO DO IN QUINCY