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Starting at $1,595
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The Meadows
82 Brick Kiln Rd
Lowell, MA
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1 Bedroom
$1,595
2 Bedrooms
$1,745
Close to the Commuter Rail Station and the Walmart Supercenter, with easy access to Lowell and the Burlington Mall. Spacious units with air conditioning, fully equipped kitchens, and large closets.
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Starting at $1,564
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Residences at Tewksbury Commons
7 Archstone Ave
Lowell, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,564
2 Bedrooms
$1,720
3 Bedrooms
$2,205
Ample storage opportunities await in spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments with walk-in closets. Keep active in the fitness center or yoga studio. Several shops and restaurants are located along nearby Main Street.
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Starting at $1,825
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Balsam Place
100 Balsam Place
Lowell, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,825
2 Bedrooms
$2,165
Walk to area shopping and dining. An upscale community with an internet cafe, dog park, fitness center and pool with a grilling station. LED lighting, granite countertops and hardwood-style flooring throughout.
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Starting at $1,958
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The Villas at Old Concord
4 Riverhurst Rd
Lowell, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,958
2 Bedrooms
$2,036
3 Bedrooms
$2,584
Lovely outdoor setting near Ralph Hill Conservation Area and Vietnam Veterans Park. Quick access to the I-95 beltway and the Greater Boston area. Custom interior finishes and updated kitchens.
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Starting at $1,655
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The Lodge at Ames Pond
1 Ames Hill Dr
Lowell, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,655
2 Bedrooms
$2,086
3 Bedrooms
$2,511
Located in Lowell, close to the water and I-495. Recently renovated with in-unit laundry and walk-in closets. Resort-style features, including outdoor fireplace, pool, clubhouse, and grilling area.
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Starting at $2,120
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Abbott Landing
168 River Rd
Lowell, MA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,120
Located near I-93 for easy access to Boston. Upscale features like granite counters, fireplace and private patio or balcony in quiet setting. Spacious living with walk-in closets and extra storage. Pool and clubhouse. Pet friendly.
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Starting at $1,755
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Kensington At Chelmsford
225 Littleton Rd
Lowell, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,755
2 Bedrooms
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Lounge by the fireplace in winter, host on your patio or balcony or one of the community BBQ areas in spring, relax by the pool in summer and play in the clubhouse come fall.
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Starting at $1,500
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Cabot Crossing Apartments
130 Bowden St
Lowell, MA
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1 Bedroom
$1,500
2 Bedrooms
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Recently renovated community just off I-495 and Route 3 and 110. Quiet area near MBTA. Apartments feature hardwood floors, extra storage, and a patio or balcony. On-site pool, hot tub, gym, game room and sauna.
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Starting at $1,575
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Coach House Apartments
44 Boston Rd
Lowell, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,575
Great location for commuters, close to Routes 3, 4, 27, 129 and Interstates 495 and 93. Units feature recent renovations, balcony, and washer and dryer. Community has on-site laundry, on-site maintenance, and bark park.
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Starting at $1,195
Updated 11 months ago
305 Dutton Street
305 Dutton St
Lowell, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,195
2 Bedrooms
$1,560
Located along a canal with views of the city. Features open kitchen with breakfast bar and granite counters. Located in downtown close to public transportation, dog parks, and multiple cafes and restaurants like Tremonte Pizzeria.
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Starting at $2,100
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685 Lawrence St
685 Lawrence St
Lowell, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
Starting at $1,800
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685 Lawrence St
685 Lawrence St
Lowell, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,800
Starting at $1,600
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685 Lawrence St
685 Lawrence St
Lowell, MA
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$1,600
Starting at $1,650
Updated 19 hrs ago
9 Bassett St
9 Bassett St
Lowell, MA
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
Starting at $1,500
Updated 2 days ago
16 Merrimack
16 Merrimack
Lowell, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,500
Starting at $1,650
Updated 7 days ago
257 Walker St
257 Walker St
Lowell, MA
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
Starting at $1,750
Updated 7 days ago
2200 Skyline Dr
2200 Skyline Dr
Lowell, MA
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
Starting at $1,600
Updated 8 days ago
172 Middle St
172 Middle St
Lowell, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,600
Starting at $1,500
Updated 8 days ago
200 Market
200 Market
Lowell, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,500
Starting at $1,500
Updated 8 days ago
1149 Middlesex St
1149 Middlesex St
Lowell, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,500
Starting at $2,200
Updated 12 days ago
10 Appleton Street
10 Appleton Street
Lowell, MA
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
Starting at $2,200
Updated 14 days ago
52 Lawrence Dr
52 Lawrence Dr
Lowell, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
Starting at $2,900
Updated 14 days ago
121 Wentworth Ave
121 Wentworth Ave
Lowell, MA
4 Bedrooms
$2,900
Starting at $2,000
Updated 16 days ago
1149 Middlesex St
1149 Middlesex St
Lowell, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,000

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City GuideLowell

Lowell may not be the biggest and brightest of Massachusetts cities, but it has a certain cultural charm and a past brimming with historical significance. Nicknamed "The Spindle City", Lowell made significant contributions to the American industrial revolution as a center for textile manufacturing, and was one of the first planned industrial communities. Though its mills and factories have been shuttered since the end of the Second World War, Lowell pays homage to them with a whopping 39 nationally registered historic places. The city is full of nice, suburban neighborhoods, boasts a pretty lively downtown area, and is just a jaunty 45-minute train ride from downtown Boston.

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Some Quick Lowell Basics

I’d like to wow you with more interesting historic tidbits, like that Lowell was the first U.S. city to have phone numbers, or that it’s the birthplace of Jack Kerouac, but that isn’t terribly useful information for someone who’s looking to relocate. Instead, here are some things that may be more of interest to you.

The Atmosphere: Historic architecture is something you’ll find a lot of here. Many old buildings, houses, and factories dating back to the early 1900s are still standing today and many have been converted into small businesses, offices, or apartments. The city also lies at the converging point of two rivers, allowing for bridges, canals, and nice riverside views.

The Transit: Since Lowell is often considered a suburb of Boston, it stands to reason that many commuters live there. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority operates the Lowell Line between Lowell and downtown Boston. In addition, Lowell has its own regional bus system around the city and surrounding cities, as well as free streetcar shuttles between areas of interest downtown.

Apartment Hunting in Lowell

Here’s the part you’ve been waiting for. You’re lucky to be looking in a place where over half the population rents, so there will be many options to choose from. Trends in pricing and quality become apparent as you look at places, but how do you even get started? While it’s easy to hire a broker, it can often be a pricey option and is best avoided unless absolutely necessary. Locals recommend Lowell’s free monthly apartment guides, as well as Internet resources, to be your best bet for hunting.

Prices: One of the city’s biggest draws is its low housing prices, compared to Boston and surrounding cities. Depending on type and quality, a standard two bedroom apartment can be anywhere in the low 1000s per month, while smaller places, like studio apartments, can generally get down to 600 or 700 a month.

Types: Apartments are much more common than rental homes or houses, so expect to find a lot of medium-sized complexes and many older houses that have been converted into 2 to 4-flat buildings and condos. These all come with standard kitchen appliances and usually have building laundry facilities or in-unit laundry. Decks, yards, and balconies are not uncommon, especially in pricier places.

Utilities and Fees: Finding a utilities-included apartment in Lowell is not unheard of, but may require some deeper searching. You’re most likely to find heat or gas (for heat, hot water, and stove) included, if anything, and that’s often because the apartment is an older one with landlord-controlled radiator heating.

Neighborhoods in Lowell

Lowell has eight official neighborhoods within city limits. Here’s a brief overview of each one’s character, general feel, and housing.

Downtown: Lowell was one of the fist planned industrial towns, and downtown was at its center with textile factories, warehouses, and canals for shipping materials. Now that all that’s long gone, the downtown area is a historic district and the city’s cultural center. Some things you’ll find here: luxury loft apartments, historic houses, local shopping, cultural events and festivals. This area is easily walkable and near the train station.

The Highlands: On the southwest side of the city lies its largest residential neighborhood. The Highlands is commonly split into the Upper and Lower Highlands. The Highlands has a very suburban feeling to it. Winding streets lined with single-family homes take up the majority of the area, with the occasional park or shopping plaza. Expect to find more spacious apartments, rental homes and some town houses here.

Centralville: Centralville lies across the river on the northeast side. It’s another residential area with old vintage houses. The available apartments are mostly 2 to 4-flat buildings and small complexes.

Back Central/South End: Just south of downtown lies the Back Central/South End neighborhood, one of the city’s first residential areas. There’s more of an urban feel here, with lots of historic architecture and vintage residences, as well as older and larger apartment complexes. The train station is close by for commuters.

Belvidere: Historically a more desirable neighborhood, east of downtown. Belvidere is known for its architecture and large, Victorian houses, some of which are now converted into apartments.

South Lowell: Anotherresidential area of the city a little further from downtown. A little sparser, a little woodsier, but still plentiful with apartment complexes, both large and small, as well as some rental homes.

Pawtucketville: A very large area northwest of downtown, across the river. Pawtucketville contains a tightly packed area of neighborhoods on the south, with the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest to the north. Many different types of apartments available here.

The Acre: This is neighborhood close to the downtown area. Has smaller buildings of two or three apartments each.

Lowell has been a great many things over the years, and is widely known for its history and culture, as well as its proximity to Boston. Now that you’ve got the down-low on Lowell, it’s time to get down and check it out!

Rent Report
Lowell

April 2018 Lowell Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Lowell Rent Report. Lowell rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Lowell rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Lowell rents increase sharply over the past month

Lowell rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Lowell stand at $1,220 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,520 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in December of last year. Lowell's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.6%, as well as the national average of 2.0%.

    Rents rising across the Boston Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Lowell, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Boston metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Somerville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,060, while one-bedrooms go for $1,660.
    • Haverhill has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,500; rents increased 1.6% over the past month and 5.0% over the past year.
    • Newton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,260; rents grew 1.1% over the past month and 2.9% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Lowell

    As rents have increased moderately in Lowell, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Lowell is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Massachusetts as a whole logging rent growth of 2.6% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.5% in Worcester.
    • Lowell's median two-bedroom rent of $1,520 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 3.0% rise in Lowell.
    • While Lowell's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Baltimore saw a decrease of 0.9%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Lowell than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,160.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Boston
    $1,670
    $2,070
    0.3%
    2.1%
    Lowell
    $1,220
    $1,520
    0.6%
    3%
    Cambridge
    $1,770
    $2,200
    0.4%
    2.9%
    Brockton
    $1,330
    $1,640
    0.3%
    2.4%
    Quincy
    $1,480
    $1,830
    0.8%
    1.7%
    Newton
    $1,820
    $2,260
    1.1%
    2.9%
    Lawrence
    $1,350
    $1,670
    0.4%
    4.8%
    Somerville
    $1,660
    $2,060
    1.1%
    6%
    Framingham
    $1,510
    $1,870
    1.8%
    3.6%
    Haverhill
    $1,210
    $1,500
    1.6%
    5%
    Waltham
    $1,630
    $2,020
    0.8%
    -1.1%
    Malden
    $1,400
    $1,740
    -0.6%
    1.4%
    Brookline
    $2,050
    $2,540
    -0.5%
    -1.7%
    Medford
    $1,660
    $2,060
    1.2%
    2.5%
    Revere
    $1,450
    $1,800
    -0.5%
    1%
    Peabody
    $1,440
    $1,790
    -0.2%
    4.6%
    Marlborough
    $1,240
    $1,550
    2.8%
    5.4%
    Woburn
    $1,530
    $1,900
    0.9%
    5.1%
    Chelsea
    $1,510
    $1,870
    -0.5%
    2.2%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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