Germantown is one of three peninsulars in the City of Quincy. You get views of the Town River on one side, and views of the open ocean toward Weymouth and Hull in the other direction.
Originally, Germantown was called Sheds Neck by early settlers back in the mid 1600's. Germantown became the first planned industrial community in the United States during the robust shipbuilding years.
Germantown got it's name from the large amounts of Germans who settled there during the robust ship building industry at the Fore River Shipyard.
In fact, sailing ships were built in ther early years and the final known Clipper Ship was built in Germantown in the late 1800's.
Today Germantown is a mostly residential neighborhood, with mainly single family residences, and some multi unit. The Quincy Housing Authority maintains 900 units of some of Quincy's most affordable housing. Bakers Beach and playground are popular spots in the warmer months.
As in all parts of Quincy, there is bus service available to the Quincy Center T Station where the red line can be taken into Boston.
The Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery is a reminder of the history of the Germantown area.