Quincy recognized as city baby boomers never want to leave
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 01:16:37 GMT —
The city of Quincy is getting recognition as a town that baby boomers never want to leave.
GangsAway! is a website that provides information on places to live, work, learn, or give back during retirement years.
GangsAway! founder Moira McGarvey spoke with KHQA on how a city like Quincy was chosen.
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"It seemed to us to be real Americana, you know the kind of America that people sort of fantasize about in the old movies of the 40s, 50s and 60s," McGarvey said. That was sort of still preserved in Quincy. So kind of all of those things combined with where the data pointed us, we thought we would kind of give a shout out to Quincy."
The baby boomer age is considered anyone born between 1946 to 1964.
A demographic that is said be a big supporter of Quincy.
Holly Cain is the Executive Director for the Quincy Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and thinks that baby boomers are great asset to Quincy.
"Those are the folks that we are seeing in our visitors center," Cain said. "They are the ones with the time, and the dollars to spend, to travel, or to purchase a house, or to support our downtown businesses or restaurants. And so those are the people that have the time and money to spend, and why not market them, and I think they're a great audience."
Quincy sits on the list among larger communities like Nashville and Washington D.C.
"It speaks well of our community to be able to offer so many great events and attractions in a smaller community," Cain said.
We've had some Facebook comments about Quincy's appeal to baby boomers.
Joyce Walters wrote, "I love this town because of the friendly people and having almost everything you need."
Donita Corman posted, "I would move back for retirement. It's a pretty area and closer to our family."
Jamie Willing O'Neal said she believes Quincy is far from perfect, but added that it is home.
Eva Stock Gille shared her thoughts, "It's a community. Not one without it's share of problems, but still a community."
There were a few Facebook fans that still found it strange that Quincy was on the list.