Located within Massachusetts, United States, the city of Quincy is located in the Boston metropolitan area.
Quincy is a fairly good city to buy a home in for those who prefer a relaxed atmosphere. There are over 100 green spaces nearby for residents to discover, including Neponset River Reservation and Blue Hills Reservation, which makes them very easy to reach from the majority of locations in Quincy. This city is also reasonably good for those who prefer quiet surroundings, as the streets tend to be quite calm - although that is not the case near Southeast Expressway, Yankee Division Highway or one of the railway lines.
In Quincy, about 30% of buildings are single detached homes, while the rest are mainly large apartment buildings, small apartment buildings, and duplexes. Most housing in this city was constructed prior to the 1960s, during its biggest housing boom. This part of the Boston metropolitan area also has a good choice of unit sizes; it is quite easy to find houses ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The split between renters and home owners is about even.
A grocery store is usually accessible within a rather short walk from any location in this part of the Boston metropolitan area. Furthermore, those who like to dine in restaurants will have a good number of choices, and a small variety of cafes can be found as well. Concerning education, it is a reasonably short walk to access primary as well as high schools from anywhere in Quincy. In addition to public schools, there are private elementary and secondary schools.
Walking is quite feasible for residents in Quincy; many daily errands can be run on foot. A car is a very good transportation option in Quincy. It is a reasonably short drive to the closest highway, such as Yankee Division Highway, from any location in Quincy, and it is easy to come across a place to park. On the other hand, the public transit service in this part of the Boston metropolitan area is not particularly frequent. Nonetheless, property owners can count on North Quincy Station, Quincy Center Station and Quincy Adams Station with access to the Red Line. There is the Quincy Center Station with access to the Middleborough/Lakeville Line, Greenbush Line and Kingston/Plymouth Line. The city is linked by approximately 20 bus lines, and bus stops are not very far away from most houses.