Quincy is a picturesque Illinois town situated on the banks of the Mississippi River. Just a two hour drive north of St. Louis and less than five hours west of Chicgao, Quincy is a great place to live and work with lots to offer everyone.
Art & Culture
Quincy has a deep appreciation for the arts. It is home to America’s first Arts Council, known as the Quincy Society of Fine Arts. The society hosts excellent events throughout the year to foster, strengthen and expand the arts.
Quincy is also home to the Quincy Community Theater. If you are a thespian or would rather just take in a good show. The Quincy Community Theater has something to offer everyone. They offer open auditions and many great shows throughout the year.
History & Architecture
Quincy also has a rich history and is home to four historical districts and many excellent museums. In addition, the Historical Society of Quincy hosts multiple events throughout the year to celebrate Quincy’s history.
Given its rich history of various cultures, Quincy is also home to many majestic old homes and mix of various types of architecture.
Quincy is also right next door to Hannibal, Missouri, home to Mark Twain and the town that inspired Twain’s stories of Tom Saywer.
Health & Fitness
Quincy is home to two major medical centers. Blessing Hospital, the largest medical center within 100 miles with a medical staff of more than 240 physicians. Also, Quincy is home to the Quincy Medical Group. A group practice with over 150 physicians and providers in 30 different specialties.
Recreation & Events
Quincy is also known for it’s number and quality of parks. The Quincy Park District maintains over 35 parks and recreational facilities including swimming pools, ball fields, tennis courts, paddle boats, fishing, mini golf, Frisbee Golf, bike and walking trails, and more.
Shopping & Shopping
Quincy offers many franchise stores and restaurants as well as numerous locally owned and operated shopping and dining destinations.
The Quincy Mall offers over 50 stores and restaurants and is located in the center of town off Broadway.
The Quincy Downtown Historic District from the Mississippi River to 12th St. and Broadway to State. With the backdrop of Quincy’s historic architecture, The District is the premier destination for dining, entertainment and shopping.
Festivals & Events
Quincy is also home to many festivals and special events each year. June through August Quincy offers the free Blues in the District concert series in Washington Park. Free music events are also offered by the Quincy Park Band throughout the summer and Quincy Concert Band twice a year.
The Dogwood Parade and festival happens every year in early May and celebrates the blossoming of the Dogwood Trees located throughout the city.
Q-Fest celebrates art, music and food every year in June. The event features new and familiar artists and activities including a fine and fresh art festival, street concert and Q-FEST Food Court.
Tin Dusters brings vintage street rods from all over the nation to Quincy every year on the third weekend in October. It’s free to enter a car and the public is invited to view the cars in the streets of downtown Quincy. Nearly 800 cars attend the 40+ year tradition in Quincy.
Quincy’s riverfront also is home to many events through the year, like the Fourth of July fireworks display on the Quincy Bay and outdoor showings of movies and concerts.
Quincy Public Schools offers a K-12 education to Quincy residents and in 2018 will complete the construction of four new elementary schools.
Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools have offered a quality education for more than 150 years. Their four schools continue this tradition, offering a full range of educational opportunities from Pre-Kindergarten through the 8th Grade.
Quincy Notre Dame High School is a private, Roman Catholic co-educational high school that serves upper school students in grades 9-12.
John Wood Community College is a two-year, open-admission college in the Illinois Community College System, organized under the Illinois Public Community College Act.
Quincy University is a private liberal arts Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition. QU enrolls around 1,100 students and is known for its commitment to service learning and the Franciscan tradition.