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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Quincy is a suburb of Boston with a population of 93,824. Quincy is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Quincy offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Quincy there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Quincy and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Quincy are highly rated.
About Quincy...
Population
93,824

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$384,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,370
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Quincy Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    312.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    25.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    69.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    342.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,228.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    93.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Quincy

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,808
National
$55,322
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Quincy Reviews

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It is on red line, so I can get to Park Stree (the city Boston) and Cambridge (MIT and Harvard) easily, which is great both for entertainment and education. I only recently moved here but was surprised that there are so many good restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, libraries, schools, etc. It is definitely a growing neighborhood both in terms of the economy and liveliness!
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I like how Quincy is outside of Boston, but the commute time is average. It allows for a lower cost of living. It is very affordable and also safe. The transportation system is easily accessible by bus and train. There are plenty of grocery stores and wholesale stores in Quincy. This makes shopping very easy and it is also 10 minutes away from South Shore Plaza (shopping mall). It has a lot of good places to eat as well if you do not feel like cooking. It also has a 24-hour McDonald's and Wendy's! It has many nice beaches that are perfect for the summer. In addition, it is very family friendly and has many beautiful homes as well as apartment complexes!
I have lived in Quincy for my whole life and there has never been a thought to move. From the people you can meet to the places to go, the city has a historical background with some beautiful landmarks to visit. Quincy prides itself in being the hometown of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, two of our presidents. Aside from its historical background, Quincy is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Wollaston Beach is a closeby harbor where many people go during the summer.
Throughout my life in Quincy, I did not have a problem with the safety here. I enjoy walking out and meeting up with my friends in various areas around the city.
Quincy is also right in between Braintree and Boston making the commute time to each place within 20 minutes.
Quincy's population is a minority-majority city, there are many Asians around this area due to this diversity you can meet all sorts of people from all different kinds of backgrounds.