A renaissance in the making
Lowell, Massachusetts is an old mill town, just north of Boston. It also happens to be a college town and home of UMass Lowell, which is experiencing major change. The mills that have sat empty for many years are being converted to Loft Apartments and Condominiums.
As the rental and housing markets in Boston become unattainable for so many young families, Lowell is stepping up and making the kind of change that will attract new middle-class home buyers and renters alike. The new lofts are spacious and affordable.
It was good to see the commitment to an environmentally friendly community in action. The Farmer’s market, which was located on the six floor of one of the restored old mills, was an interesting experience. The marketplace was lined with farmers and retail spaces along the hallway. There was a live band jamming to soft rock and jazz tunes. It was quite a treat. One of the vendors was promoting food composting options – pick-up or drop-off options of leftover foods of all kinds. Lowell is certainly building a reputation for environmentally friendly communities.
Check out some of the Loft units here: Renaissance in play in Lowell, MA