About Lowell

About Lowell

The renaissance city Lowell, Massachusetts is an exciting crossroads where diverse cultures, history and creativity intersect. Let this vibrant city be your stage as you get ready for work, life and all the world has to offer.

History, Culture, Creativity

The birthplace of Jack Kerouac and the Industrial Revolution, Lowell's history echoes all around you. Former mill buildings and cobblestone streets now add charm to a bustling downtown, steps away from the UMass Lowell campus, which boasts a thriving arts scene, a population rich in cultural diversity and a flair for festivals.

Discover restaurants representing more than a dozen different cultures. Spend a day exploring art galleries or take in a show. Stroll along the Merrimack River, which winds through the city center, and enjoy a picnic on the esplanade. Hike, bike or cross-country ski more than 1,000 acres of state forest nearby.

Lowell's location at the intersections of Routes 495, 93, and 3 extends your education beyond the classroom, with easy access to hands-on learning opportunities such as co-ops and internships. And with Route 128 nearby and Boston only a 40-minute commuter rail ride away, once you graduate you're right where the jobs are.

Check out our Lowell Lover's To-do List for suggestions on exploring all the city has to offer.

Lowell Ranked #2 Best City in Massachusetts, #12 in all New England

Go Local, a digital media business delivering local news and information, has ranked Lowell the #2 Best City in Massachusetts. Lowell “placed in New England’s Top 10 in both Walkability and Well-Being. Among its Bay State peers, this city of 106,519 had the lowest property crime rate in the group (#8 overall), and the 2nd [lowest] violent crime rate. Lowell also scored points for its WiFi per capita (#3 overall)."