The North Quincy section borders Boston's Dorchester section to the north, the town of Milton to the west, the Squantum section of Quincy to the east and the Wollaston section of Quincy to the south.
North Quincy was sometimes called Norfolk Downs years ago. Back in the early 1800's, there was a horse racing track in North Quincy that was owned by the Boston Jockey Club.
In the 1960's the State Street Bank complex was built on former marshland. The North Quincy T Station was built in the 1970's to service the commuters that came to work at the State Street complex.
Today, North Quincy is a mix of residential, industrial, and retail. Residential consists of single family, multi unit, and condominiums.
Wollaston Beach is actually partly located in North Quincy and like all neighborhoods in Quincy, there are baseball, football, and soccer fields throughout the area. North Quincy also has one of the three golf courses in Quincy, Presidents Golf Course. And North Quincy has one of the two High Schools in Quincy.