Lowell, Massachusetts



Lowell is a city in Middlesex County with a population around 115,000 residents as of the 2020 census. As the second largest city in Massachusetts Lowell was founded in 1826 as a mill town. Lowell is filled with converted factory buildings, cobblestone roads, and rail trail that goes right along the Merrimack River. And it offers plenty of activities right on the river with markets and boating.

Real Estate Market

The real estate market in Lowell is strong. The estimated median hous2 price in Lowell for 2020 is $450,000 and the median condo was $300,000, per the Massachusetts Association of Realtors.


Lowell has a rich history, rooted in the industrial revolution.  Cobblestone streets weave in between towering brick mill buildings next to canals that have been converted into anything you can imagine. Retail space, museums, restaurants, sports arena, theatre and art galleries are just a few of the amenities to explore, and the possibilities are endless.

It is also home of two minor league sports teams: The Lowell Spinners (baseball) and the Lowell Devils (Hockey).

Lowell is a college town as well. Home to the University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Middlesex Community College.


Lowell has 12 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, and 2 high schools, and 2 colleges are spread out among the 8 predominant neighborhoods of Lowell. There are also many private schools.

Below are links to the web pages for each of the public schools in Lowell:





There is one local hospital Lowell General Hospital



Lowell can be reached by car from Interstate 495, U.S. Route 3, and the Lowell Connector.

For public transit, Lowell is served by the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA), which provides fixed route bus and transit services to the city and surrounding area.

Lowell is also served by the MBTA's commuter rail Lowell Line, with several departures daily to and from Boston's North Station.

 Notables from Lowell

  • Bette Davis
  • Jack Kerouac
  • Paul Tsongas
  • Olympia Dukakis
  • Dicky Eklund
  • Micky Ward