What I liked about Quincy:
- Being so close to the city, just a couple T stops away
- The smell of the ocean some mornings in the summer
- Indian food delivered.
- The heat of summer cooling off so completely at night I could turn off my air conditioner and just use a fan
- All the Dunkin Donuts
What I Disliked:
- The number of mentally ill people just walking the streets
- The cost of living
- The city government - closing T stations with no notice and bungling a revitalization project.
- The sheer number of angry, unfriendly people. Two examples:
- The first time I've ever heard "nigger" screamed at a person happened in Quincy. Glad I was able to go 33 years without that entering my ear holes.
- A middle aged woman had a harmless man begging removed from a store entrance. He wasn't doing anything but asking for help. Yeah, he was dirty looking. So, I gave him everything I had in my purse and apologized for her.
- In conclusion, Quincy is not a city where the milk of human kindness flourishes. When you do encounter it, it's a surprise among the weeds.
- Driving through the same intersection where I was injured and my car was totaled. I will be so glad to leave behind that reminder
So, my plan is to move probably March-ish. It's tough to move in the middle of winter and I don't want to pay for any more heating oil ($366 for only 100 gallons - eek!) I'd like to move someplace closer to work and still has access to the city. A place that provides snow removal, allows cats, and doesn't use heating oil. I"m considering apartment complexes after living in houses for the past 11 years.