Quincy, the City of Presidents, is a quaint seaside community located just eight miles from downtown Boston. Settled by English immigrants in 1625, the area around Eastern Nazarene College is the oldest section of the city. Only blocks away from campus stretches beautiful Wollaston beach, from which, on a clear day, one can see Boston’s majestic skyline. Boston itself is just a short subway ride away, and Plymouth and Salem are accessible by rail and ferry.
In Quincy alone there are numerous historic sites: John Hancock's birthplace, the home of presidents John and John Quincy Adams, the site of America’s first railway, a 17th-century mansion, and a Revolutionary War-era home.
Boston is also chock full of historic homes, museums, libraries, and churches. The Boston Common is America’s oldest public park. Boston’s famed Freedom Trail intersects the park and snakes through the city, offering visitors a glimpse of the Cradle of Liberty.
The city is home to more than fifty colleges and universities. Free public lectures and performances are a regular feature at Harvard University, Boston College, Boston University, and MIT. This is a city where the life of the mind is cultivated to its fullest. Bookstores dot the streets of Beantown, and the Brattle Book Shop, established in 1825, contains a massive collection of affordable titles in almost every subject conceivable.
Little wonder that Boston is a great place for personal and professional growth. Research, internships, and employment opportunities with the cutting-edge ﬁrms and prestigious companies are readily available. As evident by the steeples that mark its skyline, Boston is home to a variety of churches and religious organizations. Students at ENC attend various Nazarene churches, Trinity Church of Boston, or the Park Street Church right next to the Boston Common. The city is also a great place to get involved in urban ministry and outreach.
If that’s not enough, there’s plenty more to do and see in the city. One could fill a lifetime with visits to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Harvard’s countless museums, the John F. Kennedy Library, the Boston Public Library (the third largest in the country with roughly 15.7 million volumes), the Boston Film Festival, the New England Jazz Festival, Jordan Hall concerts, shops along Newbury Street, Quincy Market, the North End, and Fenway Park (major league baseball’s oldest stadium).