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There's a lot to like about Lowell

Lowell, located just 45 minutes from the heart of historic Boston, offers a unique blend of urban amenities and suburban convenience. The city is recognized for its affordability, thriving arts community and excellent public transportation. From inspiring galleries and eclectic assortment of shops to professional sports and international cuisine, Lowell provides big-city amenities without the big-city price tag.

Lowell has long embraced the arts and is home to intriguing galleries, artist studios and eye-catching public art displays. Many of the city’s historic mill buildings were converted into artists’ workspaces, museums and galleries that are committed to showcasing local and national exhibits.


Lowell’s seasons include warm summers, cold winters and a mild spring and fall. The average low temperature is around 24°F (-4°C) and highest is around 85°F (29°C) over the year.

Activities and attractions

If you enjoy an outdoor lifestyle, the region offers plenty of opportunities for boating, hiking, skiing, ice hockey, golf, soccer, biking, white water rafting and whale watching.

Local and regional highlights include:

  • Lowell Folk Festival - second largest in the U.S.
  • Boston’s historic Freedom Trail
  • The White Mountains
  • Fenway Park (home to the Boston Red Sox baseball team)
  • LeLacheur Park (home to the Lowell Spinners baseball team)
  • Cape Cod and the islands
  • Beaches and beautiful lakes
  • Ski resorts
  • Premium shopping outlets
  • Amusement theme parks: Canobie Lake Park, Six Flags, Water Country


Lowell is an ethnically diverse city that offers a variety of delicious international cuisine. The city offers dining options such as Cambodian, French, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Portuguese and Vietnamese just to name a few. For a full list of restaurants please visit