Lowell General Hospital

Life in Lowell, MA

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.

Lowell by the numbers




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largest Cambodian population in the U.S.

Getting around Lowell

Lowell is located just 25 miles from Boston, with convenient commuter rail service from Lowell's Gallagher Terminal to Boston's North Station. You can get in and out of the city in minutes thanks to its close proximity to I-495 and Route 3. In town, you can get around by bus, car or bike-share and be at Boston Logan International Airport, with service to 135 destinations, in 40 minutes.

Just around the corner

​​​​​​​A five-minute walk from Lowell General Hospital will take you to Lowell Heritage State Park. Here, you can stroll, hike, bike, or just enjoy the view of the tree-lined Merrimack River. A short drive away, you'll find dozens of restaurants and coffee shops (though you can also enjoy a latte from the Dunkin' in the hospital). When you're ready to venture farther afield, you'll find plenty to fill your calendar. Less than an hour away, you can stretch your legs on Nashoba Valley's ski slopes, explore Maine's rugged coastline or take in New Hampshire's scenic mountain views.

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