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.
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