Livability Awards

A+ Quincy Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Quincy Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% higher than Massachusetts
13838% more expensive than the US average
13131% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Quincy cost of living
C Quincy Crime Total crime is 2% higher than Massachusetts
Total crime
1,63437% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 6237% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-20%Year over year crime is down
Quincy crime
C Quincy Employment Household income is 9% lower than Massachusetts
Median household income
$64,89017% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,62219% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%2% higher than the US average
Quincy employment
C Quincy Housing Home value is 7% higher than Massachusetts
Median home value
$366,50098% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,30538% higher than the US average
Home ownership
47%27% lower than the US average
Quincy real estate or Quincy rentals
A- Quincy Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Massachusetts
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
64%30% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:115% lower than the US average
Quincy K-12 schools or Quincy colleges

Living in Quincy, MA

Quincy, Massachusetts is a moderately-sized city with a population of 93,349 inhabitants. Quincy has a population density of 5,634 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. Quincy is known to be family friendly as more than 73% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 58% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Quincy, Massachusetts. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Quincy and in the areas around Quincy is a much easier task.

Quincy has a livability score of 70 out of 100 and is ranked #110 in Massachusetts and #10,591 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Quincy ranks very well for amenities (A+) and education (A-). The bad news for Quincy, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F) and weather (D-).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Quincy on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the notable things to do include: Adams National Historical Park, United First Parish Church, and Granite Links Golf Club.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Quincy is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Quincy come in at $366,500, which is 7.5% higher than the Massachusetts average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Quincy, the home price to income ratio is 5.7, which is 18.8% higher than the Massachusetts average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Quincy will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Quincy, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 11.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8%.

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      Quincy, MA - A Little Bit Of Everything

      If you ever end up in Quincy, MA make sure you check out the Adams National Historic Park, it is a must see. I mean it is not the same fun you would have at an amusement park but it is very interesting to see the lives of John Quincy Adams. Granite Links Golf club is also very fun. The amenities there are very luxurious and the ground were well kept.

      When i visited the city of Quincy, I learned the nickname of the city is "City Of Presidents". Almost all of the neighborhoods are gated and have tailored lawns. I know they are in the city but I didn't see many children playing outside.

      I have to say that I really loved the food in Quincy. I went with some friends to Fuji 1546 Resetaurant & Bar and stuffed myself on the Asian Cuisine. The La Paloma Mexican Restaurant food was so flavorful I almost ordered another entree after finishing the first one.

      The biggest and best club in Quincy was Club 58. It had an affordable cover charge ($5) and offered good drink specials. Commonwealth is another spot that came recommended, but I didn't get a chance to check it out.

      The South Shore Plaza is not a mall but a big shopping center. There were not too many stores, but there were new fashions in the ones available.
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      Source: The Quincy, MA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).