The old-fashioned neighborhood seems to have disappeared
from just about everywhere. Fortunately, Lowell is one of the few
While Lowell maintains many of the amenities of a larger city, it prides itself on its small-town feeling. Neighbors know neighbors. People say hello to one another. Twelve energetic neighborhood associations create and share programs for cultural and social enrichment. And while many cities struggle with their ethnic and cultural diversity, in Lowell it is a source of strength.
The city neighborhoods are a wonderful blend of older and newer homes. A variety of styles - Victorians, Colonials, Capes and Ranches - are represented. Besides the selection of single-family homes, two- and three-family units are also available. Plus, innovative re-use of former mills has led to the development of executive-class apartments and condominiums within walking distance of Lowell's many cultural amenities.
Religious and civic organizations play an ever increasing role in the Lowell community. Over 40 religious denominations are represented through a variety of churches, synagogues, temples and mosques. Traditional service and fraternal organizations, such as the American Legion, the Masons, Knights of Columbus, Elks, and Kiwanis also have active chapters in Lowell.
The presence of 34 playgrounds in the city, plus year-round recreational programs, demonstrates Lowell's commitment to serving young people's recreational needs. And groups such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys Club, Girls Inc., YMCA, and YWCA address the social and cultural needs of the city's younger residents. Whether spectator or participant, Lowell's recreational scene, offering organized sports, river activities, and nature parks will keep you busy.
Outstanding health care is within minutes of virtually every neighborhood in the city. Both Lowell General Hospital and Saints Memorial Medical Center offer a full range of medical and surgical services, as well as a number of out-standing health education programs.
The elements that make up a quality neighborhood are as diverse as the people in them. In Lowell, you'll find them all.