Lowell Zip Trip
This week, the next stop of the 2017 Zip Trip Season is in Lowell, MA. The event will be held from 6am-10am at 168 MLK Jr. Way, Lowell, MA. Be sure to come visit our table and say hello to our agents!
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Want to learn more about Lowell, MA? Learn all about this city below!
Lowell, Massachusetts is located in Middlesex County is 5 miles south of New Hampshire and 25 miles northwest of Boston. Lowell is listed as the 4th largest city in the state with a population of 106,000 residents.
According to MLS, the median home value in Lowell is $257,600. Within the last year, home values have risen 7.4% and are predicted to rise another 3.2% during the next year. On the current market, the median home listing is at $281,750.
Lowell has 11 neighborhood districts which carry a unique set of rules and regulations regarding exterior remodeling and demolitions. Many of the areas within these neighborhoods have a mixture of homes with historic character and newly refurbished luxury apartments from old factory buildings.
Living in Lowell, you’ll have plenty of things to do depending on your interests. Being such a historical location, there are many museums such as Boot Cotton Mills Museum, Whistler House Museum of Art & New England Quilt Museum.
If you’re a sports fan and don’t want to travel down to Boston, you can see the minor league team, the Lowell Spinners, along with the very competitive UMass Lowell sports teams. For those that prefer arts and music, you can check out the Merrimack Repertory Theatre and the Lowell Summer Music Series June through September with live converts at affordable pricing.
The food options in Lowell are amazing as well, with an active food scene downtown.
Lowell has 15 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, and Lowell High School for their public education. If you don’t want to send your children to public school, there are private schools with two of the largest being St. Michael School and Lowell Catholic.
Culture / History:
The history of Lowell will surround you in everyday life. Lowell grew in popularity in the 1820’s due to textile manufacturing. Its location along the Merrimack River and its connection by train to Boston were part of the reason the town blossomed into the largest industrial complex in the United States by the 1850s. Lowell was a hub for woven cotton that originated in the south.
Today, with many of the manufacturing buildings vacant, we are seeing them being converted into housing, museums, and working spaces.
The town of Lowell has 52,984 employed residents with a 5.2% unemployment rate. Lowell has many thriving businesses in and around the town and a commuter rail stop into Boston creates a relaxing 45-minute train ride for anyone working in the big city. For those that work in Lowell, the town has 5 businesses which employ almost 8,500 people. These 5 largest companies are Lowell General Hospital, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Verizon, Demoulas Market Basket, and Middlesex Community College.