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Quincy is a city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. It bears the nicknames "The City of Presidents," "City of Legends," "Birthplace of the American Dream." A major part of Metropolitan Boston, Quincy is a member of Boston's Inner Core Committee for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. The name is correctly pronounced /ˈkwɪnzi/, as it is named after Colonel John Quincy, though non-locals often mispronounce it as /ˈkwɪnsi/. Quincy is the birthplace of former Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as statesman John Hancock. The population was 88,025 at the 2000 census.
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