Get to know Lowell
Located in the heart of the Merrimack Valley, Lowell offers a little bit of everything. Known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the city's now home to a vibrant arts scene, acclaimed academic institutions and diverse communities. Today, the historic downtown combines centuries-old canals and mill yards with trendy galleries and restaurants. A two-time "All-America City," Lowell has received many awards for its innovation, inclusiveness and preservation efforts.
A storied past, a bright future
As the first planned industrial town in the US, Lowell has a rich history. The historic mills that line the Merrimack River now house chic apartment buildings, while the waterways that powered these mills provide scenic walking paths. And Lowell isn't just first when it comes to its industrial history. Here, students attend Lowell High School, the first desegregated and first co-ed public high school in the country. Additionally, over the years, numerous historical figures and celebrities have called the city home, including Jack Kerouac, Ed McMahon, Francis Cabot Lowell, Bette Davis and Michael Chiklis.