Quincy Point or “The Point” is a diverse neighborhood located east of Quincy Center that benefited from several waves of immigration. The area is the site of the former Fore River Shipyard famed for launching ships commissioned by the U.S. Navy for much of the 20th century. In a bit of trivia, the Fore River Shipyard is also believed to be source of the graffiti character “Kilroy was here.” Once the shipyard shut down, the neighborhood spiraled into decline but has seen a resurgence in development in recent years as the building boom in other parts of Quincy brought new residents and jobs to the area. The recent completion of the Fore River Bridge project in 2017 set the stage for additional projects and helped spur other community improvements in the bargain. Quincy Point is a favorite of families with its several small beaches fronting the Town River, including Mound Street Beach and Avalon Beach. Recreation facilities include the Fore River Field and Monroe Playground.
Quincy Point borders the Town River to the north; Quincy Avenue to the south; the Weymouth Fore River and Braintree city line to the east; and Elm Street to the west.