The city of Quincy, Massachusetts is a quaint suburb of Metropolitan Boston, sitting just south of Boston and east of Milton. It borders Quincy bay and the Atlantic Ocean and is the eighth-largest city in the state with a population of 93,494. Quincy is a part of Norfolk County and is sometimes called the “City of Presidents,” as it is the birthplace of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, who both went on to become U.S. presidents. Settlers arrived in Quincy in 1625, and it became a U.S. city in 1888.
Quincy operates under a “Plan A” form of government, in which the mayor and city council make up the governmental and legislative body. Nine council members are overseen by the mayor, who holds most of the administrative power. Council meetings are held on the first and third Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at Quincy City Hall, located at 1305 Hancock St. The Quincy District Court is located at 1 Dennis Ryan Pkwy and is the hub for most legal proceedings. The Norfolk County Superior Court is located at 57 Boston Providence Hwy in nearby Norwood.
The city of Quincy is abundant with American history. Visitors can walk in the footsteps of John Adams at the National Historic Park, or visit the birthplaces of Adams and his son, who both later became presidents of the U.S. The Patriot Ledger newspaper has been in circulation since 1837 and has provided more than a century of equaled, award-winning coverage. Quincy also boasts 27 miles of coastline and a dozen beaches that residents and visitors enjoy all throughout the summer months.