Quincy is part of Metropolitan Boston, as it is one of Boston’s immediate southern suburbs. With a population of just under 95,000 residents, it is the eighth largest city in the state. It is the birthplace of two U.S. presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, John Hancock.
For over a century, Quincy was home to a flourishing granite industry. Quincy granite became well known throughout the nation and stonecutting became the principal economic activity in the town.