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Why live in Quincy?

“I was born and raised here. . . I was saving money after college, and Quincy is a great city. It’s got great access and proximity to a lot of New England — Boston, Cape Cod, and even the mountains in New Hampshire. . . Events in Boston are only a train ride away, and Quincy is growing as a city. There’s a ton of new development downtown. There’s a good balance of social and work life without breaking the bank, and being in the suburbs is a really good option for people maybe working in the city, but who are right out of college and maybe want to save some money.”

Adam Moreschi, 22

Adam Moreschi, 22, process engineer

“I’m engaged, so my fiancée and I moved here a couple years ago and we have a backyard, a place to park, stuff like that. When you don’t have that in the city, you realize how valuable that is. . . There’s a good mix of outdoor activities. In the summer, Quincy is great for all things boating-related. We have something like 22 miles of coastline. There are parks to play basketball and tennis. We go jogging in the Blue Hills around Quincy.”

Brian Ferrara, 32

Brian Ferrara, 32, general manager,

Flagship Marina Bay LLC

“There’s a ton of young people moving in right now. . . The rent is still kind of affordable around here, especially compared to Southie and Dorchester, and there’s still stuff going on here. In Braintree and Weymouth, there’s not a lot of bars. There’s a huge group of people between maybe 25 and 30 moving to Quincy right now, which is awesome.”

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Hillary Deshler, 35

Hillary Deshler, 35, owner, Indie Hair Salon & Skin Care

“I moved to Quincy to live with my wife. I love the history behind it. I love Massachusetts and Quincy for the architecture and the history . . . and there’s a great downtown. Gunther Tooties is a great breakfast spot. It’s amazing. And the Fours is great. My wife and I always go there for our anniversary dinner.”

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Jamie Ryan, 24

Jamie Ryan, 24, Quincy College student

and bookseller

“I think a large part of it is that Boston tends to be way more expensive than here. Quincy offers a nice alternative, with four stops on the Red Line and public transportation throughout the city. . . You look at the percentage of people in our generation, the percentages speak. A lot of people who grew up here move back in with their parents, but then buy their own apartment. There’s tons of new development, new apartments going up, and that’s a great indicator of people wanting to be here.”

Larry Liuzzo, 22

Larry Liuzzo, 22, executive assistant to

Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch


Elise Harmon can be reached at elise.harmon@globe.com.