North Quincy is a densely populated neighborhood located on the east side of the Neponset River. Once largely marshland, the area was utilized as training and parade grounds by local militia and even was home to a race track operated in the 19th century. Today, the neighborhood offers the city’s most vibrant commercial district where Billings Street intersects with Route 3A and is filled with a variety of ethnic restaurants, pubs, a bakery and various eateries. The community is known as an epicenter of Asian culture, business, and family life with the highest concentration of Asian residents of any neighborhood in the city. The two major residential sections — Atlantic and Norfolk Downs on the east side of Hancock Street -- are lined with single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
North Quincy is pedestrian-friendly and houses its own MBTA Station on the Red Line. The neighborhood boasts sweeping views of the Neponset River as well as a convenient walk to Wollaston Beach. North Quincy borders other Quincy neighborhoods including Squantum; Montclair; and Wollaston.