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    82 Brick Kiln Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
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    Studio $2,284+
    1 BED $2,187+
    2 BEDS $2,373+
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    5/5 Anonymous on Apr 10, 2024

    I love living here. It is a peaceful and safe place

    5/5 Thaine on Sep 8, 2023

    I really enjoy living in this condominium

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    727 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell, MA 01851
    1 BED $1,725+
    2 BEDS $1,899+
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    850 Lawrence Street, Lowell, MA 01852
    1 BED $2,325+
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    11 Allen Street, Lowell, MA 01852
    Studio $1,575
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    859 Lakeview Avenue, Lowell, MA 01850
    2 BEDS $1,875
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    82 Brick Kiln Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
    Studio $2,284+
    1 BED $2,187+
    2 BEDS $2,373+
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    231 Pine Street, Lowell, MA 01851
    2 BEDS $1,899
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    18 East Meadow Lane, Lowell, MA 01854
    Studio $1,599
    1 BED $1,850+
    2 BEDS $2,200
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    1260 Westford Street, Lowell, MA 01851
    1 BED $1,750+
    2 BEDS $1,850+
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    150 Massmills Drive, Lowell, MA 01852
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    1 BED $2,089+
    2+ BEDS $2,281+
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    201 Thorndike Street, Lowell, MA 01852
    2 BEDS $1,595
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    257 Walker Road Unit D, Lowell, MA 01851
    2 BEDS $250
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    18 East Meadow Lane, Lowell, MA 01854
    Studio $1,425+
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    415-417 Beacon St., Lowell, MA 01850
    6 BEDS $2,600
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    250 Skyline Drive, Dracut, MA 01826
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    2 BEDS $2,173+
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    1 Technology Drive, Chelmsford, MA 01863
    1 BED $2,602+
    2 BEDS $2,502+
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    44 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
    Studio $1,707+
    1 BED $2,130+
    2 BEDS $2,072+
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    2 Village Lane, Tyngsborough, MA 01879
    Studio $1,499+
    1 BED $1,796
    2 BEDS $2,075
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    100 Donny Martel Way, Tewksbury, MA 01876
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    158 Concord Road, Billerica, MA 01821
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    1 BED $2,398+
    2 BEDS $2,726+
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    499 Boston Road, Billerica, MA 01821
    1 BED $2,527+
    2 BEDS $2,917+
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    50 Woodview Way, Andover, MA 01810
    1 BED $2,740+
    2 BEDS $3,430+
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    280 Lowell Rd, Hudson, NH 03051
    4 BEDS $1,800
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    650 Bulfinch Drive, Andover, MA 01810
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    1 BED $2,025+
    2+ BEDS $2,690+
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    164 Lexington Road, Billerica, MA 01821
    1 BED $2,736+
    2 BEDS $3,023+
    3 BEDS $3,987+
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Average rent in Lowell, MA

$2,150/mo Lowell, MA average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Lowell, MA is $2,150.

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Getting around in Lowell, MA

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Very Walkable
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Good Transit
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Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 84, Transit Score®: 59, Bike Score®: 42

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Lowell, MA last updated?

Prices and availability in Lowell, MA were last updated on 21 May 2024.

What are the best apartments in Lowell, MA?

The best apartments in Lowell, MA are: Hallmark Village and Northwood Common, Waterhead, Hillcrest Gardens, Brettonwood Estates and Edgewood Gardens Embassy and Wilder Ridge Apartments.

What is the average rent in Lowell, MA?

The average rent in Lowell, MA is $2,150. Start your search for apartments in Lowell, MA now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Lowell, MA?

The price range for a studio apartment in Lowell, MA is between $1,425 and $5,114. View all studio apartments in Lowell, MA.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lowell, MA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lowell, MA is between $1,425 and $3,576. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Lowell, MA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Lowell, MA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Lowell, MA is between $1,425 and $5,114. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Lowell, MA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Lowell, MA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Lowell, MA is between $2,089 and $5,114. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Lowell, MA.

What type of rental buildings are in Lowell, MA?

In Lowell, 57% of the residents are renting compared to 43% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 13% of Lowell’s rentals, 81% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 6% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Lowell, MA?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Lowell are about 44 years old, on average. Of these, 22% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 6 stories. About 75% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 29% are mid-rises, and 8% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Lowell, MA?

Rental apartments in Lowell come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 3% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 45% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 46% of all rentals in Lowell. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Renter's guide to Lowell, MA

Looking for a charming, green city with great job and educational opportunities? Then Lowell is waiting for you!

It's a revitalized former mill town with a rich history. The city has grown into a modern community over the years, offering an excellent quality of life.

In fact, Lowell's received its share of honors. In 2016, it was named the second best area in the country for teleworking, and Farmer’s Insurance Group ranked it as one of the most secure places in America for 2012.

It was also designated a great city for foodies, and cited as having the third-highest population of singles among large American cities in 2010. Also in 2010, Lowell was among the top safest cities for families with small children.

Lowell lies in Middlesex County and is 15 square miles in area, about four times larger than Gloucester but six times smaller than Boston.

Speaking of which, Boston is just 30 miles from Lowell, while Gloucester is 47 miles.

You’ll enjoy mild summers here, with highs averaging in the upper 70s. Winter lows are usually around the freezing point, in the high 20s. Although there are often thunderstorms in the spring, truly severe weather is rare.

Tips for renting in Lowell, MA

Before you move into your new Lowell apartment, here are some things you should know.

For starters, your landlord can't charge a late fee until 30 days after the due date. But they can begin eviction if it's even a single day late.

As for your security deposit, Massachusetts law limits it to the equivalent of one month’s rent. Also, your landlord must return your deposit within 30 days of your moving out.

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Living in Lowell, MA

There are many great things about living in Lowell. Easy access to world class universities and a safe, low crime environment for raising a family are just some of them.

Unfortunately, traffic from Lowell into Boston can be rough, though this can be avoided by using public transportation.

Many locals choose to work from home, which is certainly an option as well.

 

Things to do in Lowell, MA

If you’re into sports, Lowell has some great local teams. It’s the home of the New England Golden Gloves boxing tournament, and the UMass Lowell River Hawks compete in hockey, baseball, basketball, and soccer. Of course, nearby Boston is one of the best sports cities in the country, home to Red Sox baseball, Bruins hockey, Celtics basketball, and Patriots football.

Downtown Lowell is the place to be for antique and boutique store shopping, with several options to choose from. There’s also a great outlet mall here, Thorndike Factory Outlet, where you’ll find some amazing deals.

For some fun with the kids, why not visit the National Streetcar Museum? It’s located downtown and is filled with photos, exhibits, and friendly staff. Another day of family fun can be had watching a performance of the traditional Angkor Dance Troupe. This cultural delight amazes with their skillful demonstration of Asian-American dance heritage.

You'll also want to check out Western Avenue Studios. This series of shops showcases craftsmen at work, creating art in mediums from glass to wood.

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You'll also want to check out Western Avenue Studios. This series of shops showcases craftsmen at work, creating art in mediums from glass to wood.

Lowell is fortunate to have an abundance of great parks. First and foremost, there's Lowell National Historic Park, with canals, picnic areas, and many artifacts of the area’s Industrial Revolution history. There’s also the Boarding House Park, where the Lowell Summer Music Series is held. Nearby Eastern Canal Park makes for a great place to relax, picnic, walk, or bike. Located on the shores of the Concord River, it even provides a great view of the Middlesex Waterfalls.

If you want to spend some quality time with your significant other, catch a show or a game in Lowell. You have several great choices for venues. The Tsongas Center hosts hockey games, as well as concerts. The Lowell Memorial Auditorium is also a romantic date location with live music shows.

Every Independence Day, the city hosts the Lowell Independence Day Celebration at LaLacheur Park, with food, fireworks, and fun! There’s also the annual Lowell Folk Festival, featuring great music, food, art, and children’s activities.

Every Independence Day, the city hosts the Lowell Independence Day Celebration at LaLacheur Park, with food, fireworks, and fun! There’s also the annual Lowell Folk Festival, featuring great music, food, art, and children’s activities.

This city is absolutely packed with arts and culture. The Boott Cotton Mills Museum is both a textile museum and a working cotton mill. Additional textile art can also be seen at the New England Quilt Museum. Or for the best paintings by New England artists, visit the Whistler House Museum of Art.

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Lowell, MA employment & economy

The city has a diverse economy, powered mainly by the healthcare, education, and telecommunications sectors. There are also loads of employers to choose from. For those in the medical field, Lowell General Hospital and Tewksbury Hospital are good choices.

If you’re searching for a job in telecommunications, Verizon Wireless has a large presence in the city. And tons of careers in education are provided by UMass Lowell and Middlesex Community College.

Education in Lowell, MA

Public schools here are part of the Lowell Public Schools district. It consists of 14 elementary schools and a single high school. But there are also plenty of charter, parochial, and private school options.

In addition to Boston's impressive higher education options, like MIT and Harvard, Lowell offers its own excellence in the area. It’s a growing college town and home to both Middlesex Community College and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the second-largest state university.

The latter has multiple prestigious programs, like a school of business and college of engineering. In fact, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UMass Lowell as a top university for several years running. 

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