Quincy Center is Quincy’s vibrant commercial center. Once a retail district in decline, the area has seen one of the largest revitalization efforts anywhere in the state, including more than 50 acres of mixed-used development. Four new residential communities have opened in the heart of downtown as well as plans launched for a 200,000 sf medical complex that town planners believe will bring more high-paying jobs to Quincy. Alongside gleaming new condos and apartment buildings, Quincy Center has also seen the debut of 19 new restaurants. All of the new construction is interspersed with the locale’s traditional landmarks such as City Hall, the public library and the church where John Adams and John Quincy Adams are buried. The neighborhood houses a major MBTA presence, including subway access, bus service and a large parking garage. In 2018 city leaders unveiled a $15.7 million park, the Hancock Adams Common, that replaced a congested city street with a park connecting Quincy’s historic city hall with the nearby Church of the Presidents. The new park is lined with trees and granite walkways as well as graced with a fountain and an abundance of green spaces to tie together the city’s top historic sites.
Quincy Center runs along Hancock Street, encompassing Quincy’s downtown area. Quincy College is also located in the Quincy Center neighborhood.