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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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B+
Quincy is a suburb of Boston with a population of 94,121. Quincy is in Norfolk County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Quincy offers residents an urban suburban mix 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
94,121

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$410,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,447
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    287.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    51.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    276.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    911.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    73.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
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
    23%
    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
$74,180
National
$55,322
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Quincy Reviews

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I grew up in Quincy, attending parts of elementary and middle school here, moved back when I was 20. There's plenty of buses and three train stations (at least one commuter rail station) in this city. There are plenty of gyms for fitness, an abundance of diverse resteraunts (Indian, various Asian, typical American, breakfast diners, coffee shops, a gelato shop, ice cream shops, juice bar, seafood, cafes, multiple dunkin donuts, a Starbucks, Italian, fine dining, dive bars, pubs, etc). We're right on the ocean with easy access to Boston, Milton, Braintree, and the rest of the South Shore.
I didn't give it a full 5 stars because there is a drug problem (just use common sense and avoid people that are strung out, usually around Quincy Center/ the library are). Most crime is domestic, so just stay away from sketchy people. Some parts have a more urban feel and others a more suburban feel. Plenty of community events that happen year round. Traffic can get hectic, but that's expected.
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Quincy has fantastic views and many lovely places to hang for all ages. The city has been making many improvements since I moved here in 2013, and it is clear that the local government really cares. They also host well-planned parades throughout the year, honor veterans thoughtfully, and do a good job including the citizens. However, one complaint I have is the drug epidemic. Quincy is home to many homeless, and it is not uncommon to find a used needle lying in the street. Secondly, Quincy's restaurants are not up to par. Even the chains Applebee's and The 99 are better in other towns. It makes Quincy look bad.
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!