Greater Lowell Area
The 2000 census estimated population of the Greater Lowell Area was 14,000. Lowell is centrally located in Western Michigan on State Highway M-21.
Today Lowell is seeing a resurgence in its retail segment both in the Historic District www.ci.lowell.mi.us and on its western boundary. A growing population with an interest in history and a return to more local shopping is having a positive impact. You will find a wide range of professional and medical services available. Lowell is home to industries that combine to provide excellent job opportunities and a strong economy. A weekly newspaper, shoppers guide, and public access on cable TV provide communications to the community.
The Lowell Area School www.lowellschools.com district empowers students to become lifelong learners and contributing members of the global community. It is a progressive district that focuses on achievement, parent and family involvement, and the individual needs of students from birth through graduation. Student scores on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) exceed local and state averages in all areas.
The Lowell Area Historical Museum’s www.lowellmuseum.org vision is to enrich, delight, and inspire the public through the preservation of the 175-year-old Greater Lowell Area History. Their goal is to build a bridge to the past for present and future generations with presentations of artifacts, programs, and exhibits in a historic building that makes history come alive.
The Lowell Area Arts Council www.lowellartscouncil.org offers the Greater Lowell community a vital resource for visual and performing arts programs and arts education experience for adults and children. This group provides a season of youth and adult theatre productions and is open to the public for participation as directors, producers, actors, and production support.
Other organizations of interest are the James C Veen Observatory www.graaa.org , YMCA www.grymca.org , Lowell Senior Center www.seniorneighbors.org , Fallasburg Historical Society www.fallasburg.org , and Flat River Outreach Ministries www.flatriveroutreachministries.org .
If you belong to a club organization, or church, chances are you will find a chapter or your faith here. Lowell is blessed with an abundance of clubs and churches, but perhaps our biggest fraternity is the community.
The city provides many recreational opportunities, as well as those provided by the adjacent community of Grand Rapids: the Grand and Flat Rivers, abundant lakes; large areas of public land; city, township, and county parks. Lowell is the national headquarters of North Country Trails www.northcountrytrail.org , and the North Country Trail System passes right through downtown Lowell. Other sources of recreation include bowling alleys, a roller rink, golf courses, tennis courts, and a movie theater. The city is home to a branch of the Kent County District Library system www.kdl.org .
Lowell offers a variety of annual festivities that attract visitors from all over the state. These activities feature arts & crafts, parades, music, fireworks, food, visits with Santa, and much more.
Building on our heritage for a prosperous tomorrow!