Quincy, Massachusetts - Best City to Live and Work

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  • Quincy is located in the South Shore area of Boston Harbor, 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of downtown Boston (JOBS). It is part of Norfolk County, and is home to 88,025 people.

    European settlement in Quincy dates to 1625, so it's no surprise that the community is home to several historic sites, including the Adams National Historical Site, which includes the birthplace of two presidents, John Adams, the second, and John Quincy Adams, the sixth; the Colonel Josiah Quincy Homestead, which dates to the 1770s; and Hancock Cemetery, which dates to 1641. For naval history buffs, the community is also home to the USS Salem/US Naval Shipbuilding Museum.

    Due to its connection to two presidents, one of Quincy's nicknames is "The City of Presidents." However, it's also been known as the "City of Legends" and "Birthplace of the American Dream." And the latter doesn't just pertain to the two presidents – John Hancock was also a native and, a little closer to modern times – and for a different interpretation of the American Dream – the community is the birthplace of two international businesses: Howard Johnson's and Dunkin' Donuts!

    Quincy has 27 miles (43 kilometers) of coastline, and 10 municipal beaches, of which the largest, with 2.5 miles (four kilometers) of sand, is Wollaston Beach. Quincy also has 52 municipal park locations and numerous open space areas.

    Massachusetts has a plethora of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. To name just a few, you will find, Biogen Idec, Inc., Abbott Bioresearch Center, Adnexus, Advanced Technologies & Regenerative Medicine, LLC, Alkermes, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Genzyme Corporation, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Sanofi-Aventis.

    The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council is a not-profit organization supports the Massachusetts biotechnology industry. Thr organization represents over 500 companies, academic institutions and service organizations involved in life sciences.

    For more information about opportunities in Massachusetts, visit The Genetown™ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in the area and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.

    Check out job opportunities by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.

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    Real Estate  
      Plymouth and South Shore Association of Realtors
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    Colleges + Universities  
      Babson College (Wellesley)
      Bentley College (Waltham)
      Boston College
      Boston University
      Brandeis University (Waltham)
      Eastern Nazarene College (Quincy)
      Harvard University (Cambridge)
      Mass Bay Community College (Wellesley, Framingham, Ashland)
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge)
      Newbury College (Brookline)
      Quincy College
      Tufts University (Medford)
      University of Massachusetts Boston
      Wellesley College (Wellesley)
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      South Shore Chamber of Commerce