Comprised of a one square mile peninsula in Quincy, Massachusetts, Houghs Neck, is a great place to buy a home in the Boston metro area. Boasting beautiful ocean views, Houghs Neck, or “God’s Country” as it is called by the locals, is a close-knit community and a great place to raise a family. Surrounded by the picturesque Quincy Bay, Hingham Bay and Rock Island Cove, Houghs Neck is outlined by Nut Island, Edgewater Drive and Perry Beach. At low tide you can walk from Houghs Neck to Racoon Island, a 3 square foot island that is part of the Boston Harbor Islands.
Houghs Neck was named for a previous mayor of Boston, England, Atherton Hough. Once known as the “flounder capital of the world,” Houghs Neck was considered a summer resort during the late-19th and into the mid-20th centuries. Major thoroughfares in Houghs Neck include Sea Street and Manet Avenue, which provide residents with easy access to neighboring communities and all of their amenities. Students in Houghs Neck attend Quincy Public Schools, a district consisting of 2 high schools, 5 middle schools and 11 elementary schools. Houghs Neck not only has access to great schools, but also great beaches. Edgewater Drive Beach is a municipally owned beach facing Racoon Island, and Rhoda Street Beach, the smallest municipally owned beach, faces Rock Island Cove. Additionally, there is a public boat ramp and landing at the Houghs Neck Maritime Center and Public Landing on Bayview Avenue. Nestled in Quincy, Houghs Neck has great real estate options for those desiring waterfront properties or homes with ocean views. Just minutes from downtown Boston, Quincy provides easy access to I-93, I-95 and Routes 128, 24 and 3. The amenities of Quincy, and those specifically found in Houghs Neck, are sure to impress any potential homebuyer.
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