The City of Quincy is a place to call home. Located on the limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River in west-central Illinois, Quincy is a community of tree-lined streets, beautiful houses and friendly people. Quincyans enjoy a wealth of opportunity, activities and many services that one might only expect to find in a much larger community.
Quincy is the county seat of Adams County, which encompasses 969 square miles and has a total population of 68,277 people. Quincy is its largest city, with a total population of 40,366, and covers more than 5,000 acres with a river frontage of about three miles.
With a wide variety of special events offered year-round, Quincy is not only a wonderful place to live, but a fun place to visit as well. The Quincy Community Theater has been delighting audiences for almost eight decades with the finest in musicals, mysteries, comedies and dramas.
Quincy’s desirable location, along with its diverse choice in superb neighborhoods, apartments and condominiums make Quincy a great place to live. There are so many safe, family-oriented neighborhoods, close to shopping areas, schools, and parks making Quincy a great place to raise a family. Quincy has also acquired a reputation for being an excellent place for retired individuals to live due to the variety of services and activities offered to those over age 50.