The city of Lowell is the fourth largest city in Massachusetts, and 30 minutes away from the Boston metropolitan area. Its strategic location provides excellent access to all points of interest in the state, as well as New Hampshire and Maine. Residents say proudly that Lowell has something for everyone with its unmatched quality of life. The Town is home to the Lowell campus of the distinguished University of Massachusetts, and its student population enhances the market for retail businesses in downtown Lowell and its surrounding neighborhoods.
Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound in the city. The Merrimack and Concord Rivers provide fishing, canoeing, sailing, water skiing, and high quality white water rafting. The Lowell- Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest offers six miles of trails ideal for hiking, jogging, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. The Vandenberg Esplanade is a prime venue for walking, biking, swimming, and picnicking along the banks of the Merrimack River. Special events of the year include the Lowell Folk Festival, the largest of its kind in the U.S., and known as the best in New England; Riverfest; First Night; and Fourth of July fireworks.
Estimated median home cost in 2012: $169,000. Home appreciation in 2011 has been 1.49%.
Estimated median household income in 2010: $50,192.
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