Quincy’s Calling | Right On Q

Your small town to live large


To us, being Right On Q permeates every aspect of live in Quincy & Adams County. It’s about hard, honest work. It’s about excellent schools. It’s about developing a highly skilled workforce. It’s about working to make downtown  vibrant place to work, play and live.

Up and down the Mississippi, and far and wide, Quincy is known for majestic old homes. For companies that have made names around the world. For the region’s outstanding healthcare. For esteemed educational institutions that she our name and heritage. For its gentle way of living.

Our community is also on individual, business and organizational journeys to take notice of challenges related to diversity, equity and inclusion in Quincy & Adams County, IL. With a shared desire to understand challenges and engage community we come together. Currently, our Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce offers a Diversity & Inclusion Academy, with other groups continuing to engage.

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Why Choose Quincy & Adams County, IL

Simply put, there’s no place like Quincy. Find amenities offered by much larger cities, but still know your neighbors and enjoy Quincy’s small-town comfort.

Living in Quincy, you will travel tree-lined streets that give way to lush parks and trails that welcome friends of all ages.

Local resources stand ready to serve, allowing for personal service where you can rest easy knowing you’re more than just a number, as well as a large faith community with over 65 places of worship and over 20 denominations.

With a nearly nonexistent commute, you will be driving mere minutes to work from nearly anywhere in the city, saving time and gas. And that’s not all: grocery and utility costs also are below state and national averages.

To top it off, you’ll have plenty of entertainment options, along with a wide selection of local eats and sips to keep you happy and well-fed.

Fun fact Forbes Magazine even ranked Quincy #8 for Best Small City to Raise A Family.

Parks & Recreation

Affordable living and an enjoyable pace of life opens the door for you to enjoy some of the recreational activities the area has to offer.

In fact, enjoy some of the best hunting in a 3-county region, boating on the Mississippi River with 241-slip marina and 30 parks that comprise 1,012 acresfive golf courses, 40 miles of bike and walking trails, more than a dozen playgrounds and a pool. Recreation leagues for people of all ages and more wait just minutes from your home. Learn more about the Friends of the Trails – biking/walking trail development.


Four seasons in the heart of the Midwest
Average Temperature | 63.1° F – 43.8° F
Average Precipitation | 36.74 inches per year

Quincy overlooks the mighty Mississippi River, which has an abundance of places to fish, eagle watch, boat or kayak. The city is a stop on the Great River Road National Scenic Byway, which offers breathtaking views of the river along the western border of Illinois.


And with housing costs that are far below both state and national averages, you’re sure to be able to find the perfect home in Quincy or surrounding Adams County.

Cost of Living

Based on national average of 100
Overall 75.3
Housing 46.3 (median cost $110k)
Transportation 68

In fact, the median home price here is nearly half the national average. With properties across four National Historic Register Districts, upper-story downtown lofts, newer homes and apartments, you’re sure to find the right fit for your family.

Housing Statistics

Average Household Size | 2.35 persons
Owner Occupied Housing | 71.8 %
Average Home Value | $127,800

Fun fact Historic Small Towns Index rated Quincy #1 because of the number of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.

Quick Facts

12.6 minute average commute
$127,800 Median home value
41.5 Median age
Remote Ready City | Gigabit Fiber Internet
Regional Healthcare Hub

Public Investments & Plans

All new elementary schools
$79 million City infrastructure initiative
$230 million Veterans Home Investment Plan
City of Quincy Strategic Plan Implementation
Adams County Riverfront Development Planning

The District

We’ve also got a dynamic downtown district. A premier destination for dining, entertainment and shopping, offering a live, work and play lifestyle. With the backdrop of our historic architecture, The District merges the past with a touch of modern to bring you downtown living, weekly seasonal farmers market, special events and family activities.


As the healthcare hub of the tri-state region, we want to help you stay healthy with world-class medical and fitness facilities that you would expect in much larger cities.

Blessing Hospital

The largest and most sophisticated medical center in a 100-mile radius with a medical staff of more than 240 physicians, and a team of more than 2000.

Quincy Medical Group

A leading multi specialty group practice in the Midwest. Over 150 physicians and advanced practice providers in 30 medical and surgical specialties.

SIU Center for Family Medicine

Providing care as part of the Family Practice Residency Program of the SIU School of Medicine.


It’s also important that you know Quincy values education. Voters in 2014 approved $89 million referendum to build four brand new public elementary schools and completely renovate another, as well as renovate the public high school. Award-winning parochial schools offer private education, as well. Those looking for higher education opportunities are in luck.

The city is home to a Franciscan university and a far-reaching community college, and there are two other private colleges in the surrounding area. In addition, a college of nursing and health sciences stands ready to educate the next generation of highly sought-after nurses.

Arts & Culture

One of Quincy’s most-dynamic features is the city’s dynamic arts scene.  More than 50 nonprofit arts organizations are brought together under the banner of Arts Quincy, America’s first arts council.

The Quincy Art Center, Quincy Symphony Orchestra, Quincy Park Band, Quincy Concert Band, Muddy River Opera Company and Quincy Community Theatre are just a few of the organizations dedicated to fostering the arts in the city.

World-class cultural opportunities

10 museums
4 national historic architectural district
Symphony Orchestra, Community Theater, Art Center, Opera Company, Music Association
Annual festivals and seasonal events

See Quincy – Tourism events & activities, Convention & Visitors Bureau

Fun Fact Expedia Viewfinder listed Quincy among Most Artistic Towns in America two years in a row. The only town returning to the list a second time!

All of this is offered in a historic, riverfront setting whose past is on full display. There are deep ties to Abraham Lincoln, and the city was the home of the sixth Lincoln-Douglas debate in 1858. The city also has a long history of kindness, providing refuge to Mormons after the governor of Missouri issued an extermination order, as well as to the Potowatomi Tribe on the infamous Trail of Death forced relocation. The city also is the home of noted abolitionist Dr. Richard Eells, who was convicted of helping a runaway slave in 1842.

From career to education, from fun to enrichment, you are in luck, Quincy has plenty to offer. Join the growing number of people discovering all that the city has to offer.

Quincy’s Calling. Live Life On Q