North Quincy (Quincy, Massachusetts)

North Quincy (Quincy, Massachusetts)

North Quincy (Quincy, Massachusetts)

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North Quincy is a neighborhood of Quincy, Massachusetts. It is separated from the city of Boston by the Neponset River, and borders the Quincy neighborhoods of Squantum, Montclair and Wollaston. It contains the smaller neighborhoods of Atlantic (sometimes used as a synonym for North Quincy) and Norfolk Downs, as well as much of Wollaston Beach.

History

Originally referred to as Billings Plain, the area - once largely marshland and part of the Neponset River drainage - was utilized as training and parade grounds by local militia. It was subsequently home to a race track operated by the Jockey Club of Boston in the 19th century.

Starting in the late 1970s, North Quincy has seen a large influx of Chinese American and Eastern Asian immigrants and is predominantly Asian today.

The neighborhood was once home to a large Navy population, housed in a large development north of Quincy Shore Drive and intended to serve the Squantum naval air base. After NAS Squantum closed, the site continued to house Navy personnel and their families based at the South Weymouth NAS until that base's closure in 1997; it has since been converted to senior housing.

The major employer in the neighborhood is State Street Corporation, which has its operations center on Newport Avenue adjacent to the subway station.

Transportation

Starting in 1845, the Old Colony Railroad began servicing the area. The New York, New Haven and......
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