You can find lofts for sale in Lowell MA, which is an old mill city with a revitalized downtown. The renovation of the old mill buildings in Lowell offers a unique opportunity to own a mill condominium with all the features of years past. Owning a loft in Lowell puts you at the cultural center of the City of Lowell.

Loft Style Apartments for Sale

What Defines A Loft in Lowell

A loft is often an old historic mill building converted to modern living spaces sold as condos or rented apartments. In Lowell, many of the lofts are from old textile manufacturers. Some fine examples are the Jackson Street Lofts housed in some of the old Appleton Mills or the lofts at Boott Cotton Mills on John Street.  

But a loft is only sometimes an old manufacturing MIll.  The Moller’s Building is a loft conversion that once was one of Merrimack Valley’s largest department stores that brought people in from all over the surrounding area.

Lowell loft-style condos are located in the heart of the downtown and retain original features of the mill it was converted from with brick walls, high ceilings, exposed wood beams, huge windows, cement or hardwood floors and an open concept layout while providing modern finishes and conveniences such as beautifully appointed kitchens with granite countertops, stainless appliances, central air conditioning.

You can find a Lowell loft covering many price points, with some offering high-end finishes that you would see in the best luxury apartments. Some of the distinct loft communities offer common area amenities that include a fitness center, game room, theatres, roof decks and more.

Many of the loft complexes provide great views of the Merrimack River or the canals that once powered manufacturing in the old industrial hub of Lowell.

More About Living In a Loft

The downtown location offers plenty to do and quick access to the commuter rail station for those commuting to Boston. Whether you take the rail or want to drive the 30 miles to Boston Lowell also provides great access to Routes 3, 495 and 93.

Living in the vibrant city of Lowell, particularly the downtown area, offers more than just a home; it provides a lifestyle you might not be able to find in single-family homes. The downtown puts you in the center of Lowell’s historic district and cultural center. Walk Market St on a sunny day and stop at one of the vibrant cafes to grab a quick drink or bite to eat. And remember to peruse some of the art galleries popping up downtown or many other great places to visit in the historic district.

Downtown Lowell – Living Lifestyle 

Throughout the year Lowell provides festivals such as the popular Folk Festival, Winterfest, River Festival, as well as many other cultural, art and music events. Check out some of the events going on in Lowell throughout the year. 

Lofts provide some great living space for many of the UMASS Lowell students who decide to live off-campus while providing them with a perfect location that puts them in walking distance of much of the campus. UMass Lowell is a massive campus that provides many jobs to the area as well as providing a top-notch education

Lowell is also the home of the Lowell Spinners, a Boston Red Sox farm team, based out of LeLacheur Park. The Lowell Spinners is a great time and I love enjoying a game with my kids. It’s a fun inexpensive way to enjoy a baseball game.

Think about walking out your door to find a great dinner out and being able to walk to the Lowell Memorial Auditorium or the Tsongas Center to catch a comedy or music. show. Both are great live music venues that provide tons of other events as well.

The Lowell National Historical Park is intertwined throughout the downtown area and highlights much of the textile industry that built Lowell into a city. The park is made up of such sites as the Boott Cotton Mill and Museum, Merrimack River and Northern Canal Walkway, Mill Girls and Immigrants Boardinghouse and more.

Loft Style Apartment Rentals In Lowell MA

Not only does Lowell have loft condos for sale there is certainly a chance to rent a loft as well. Many of the privately-owned condominium lofts are rented individually. You can find a loft rental in any of the loft condominium communities. There are also communities that are loft rentals only, including Boot Mills, Counting House Lofts, Jackson St Lofts, and Lofts 27.

Find a variety of loft rentals in Lowell starting from $1700 and up.

A Word On Parking

While visiting Lowell there is plenty of on street parking as well as a few parking garages. Some of the loft communities offer limited parking but the city of Lowell offers inexpensive parking in one of the city garages for a low monthly fee. Most complexes are in a short distance to any of the many parking garages provided by the city. 

Popular Complexes


Lowell Lofts: old mill building converted to loft syle condominiums
30 Market Street one of Lowell Lofts condominium communities
Renaissance on the River open loft space with exposed brick, post and beams,
downtown historic district loft in lowell massachusetts
Renaissance on the River- open loft space

Common Questions Asked

What is the average price range for Lowell Lofts for sale?

Loft-style condominiums have a range of prices. You may be able to find some in the high mid $100ks and they can range up to $800k. The average loft sold for $365 in 2023.

Are there any loft communities with additional amenities in Lowell?

You will find various amenities in the different loft spaces. Some offer loft communities offer little in the way amenities where others have large array of resources for its HOA members. Amenities can include on site management, gyms, game rooms, business centers, outdoor areas, rooftop decks one even has a dog washing room!

How do the sizes and layouts of lofts in Lowell vary?

Given the unique nature of a Lowell loft sizes can vary from around 500 sq ft to 3000sq ft. The average square footage for a loft-style apartment is about 1100 sq feet.

What kind of parking options are available for loft residents in Lowell?

If you buy a loft in Lowell some include one or two parking spots. But is parking is not included with ownership, there are parking garages with in short distances that residence can rent a parking spot for approx. $80 dollars a month.

Can I find pet-friendly lofts in Lowell?

Pet policies can vary from complex to complex some do not allow any pets. Some have size restrictions others have no restrictions. Boott Cotton Mills has a dog room for furry get togethers and a dog washing room. Talk about pet friendly!

What is the historical significance of the loft buildings in Lowell?

Most of the loft apartments are old mill buildings renovated to provide residential communities. Lowell was a major player during the Industrial Revolution in textiles. You will see remnants of the textile industry through out Lowell's historic downtown.

Are there flexible space options for working from home in a loft?

A loft offers unique living space. And when it comes to working from home a they can offer a variety of solution from a separate nook or room to creating your own work space in a loft that is wide open. The option to work from home is endless.

Can I rent a loft style apartment in Lowell

There are options to rent a loft. Many are rented privately as they are individually owned. Bu there are loft apartment communities that strictly rent like Loft 27, The Apartments at Boott Cotton Mills and The Counting House.
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