Our Lowell office is located at:
The Executive Building
100 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852
About Lowell, Massachusetts
The population of Lowell, a city in Middlesex County, is 106,519, according to the 2010 census. It is known as the cradle of the Industrial Revolution, and the city still has many mill buildings from the early 19th century. Although some have been converted into condominiums, offices, art studios and retail stores, others remain vacant. The National Park Service preserves and interprets this history at the Lowell National Historical Park.
After World War I, Lowell entered a steep decline as the mills closed and manufacturing moved south. It began to rebound only in the 1970s, when computer giant Wang located there. Although Wang declared bankruptcy in 1992 and closed its doors, Lowell continued to improve. At the same time, the city became home to thousands of Cambodian immigrants fleeing the Khmer Rouge. Today, nearly one-third of the population of Lowell is of Asian descent.
Lowell has numerous cultural and educational institutions, including one of the largest free folk music festivals in the country. The University of Massachusetts-Lowell and Middlesex Community College have expanded both enrollment and programming.
Despite changes that have made Lowell a better place to live, it continues to be known as a city with an above-average crime rate and more than its fair share of drug dealers. Although its crime rate has dropped significantly since the 1990s, the city has more crime than its much larger neighbor, Boston.
The city is served by the following courts:
• Lowell District Court
• Middlesex Juvenile Court
• Middlesex Probate and Family Court