Originally isolated at the center of miles and miles of farmland, Lowell began to prosper like many Midwest towns, when the railroad came through. The Louisville, New Albany, and Chicago Railroad connected the small farming community with the rest of the country in 1880 sparking industries like the sawmill and brick making, utilizing the natural resources of water power and the clay-rich soil of the region, respectively. Although Lowell now has its share of McDonalds and Walgreens stores, it still holds history and tradition dear to its heart, as evidenced by its vital and healthy downtown district.
The oldest Labor Day parade in Indiana happens every year in Lowell. Past years of the Lowell Labor Day Parade & Labor Day Fest have featured a giant community garage sale, a Texas Hold’em tournament, live music, beer garden, car shows, kids games, cook-offs, horseshoe tournament, magicians, and fireworks. And don’t forget the food: hot dogs and kraut, pierogies, Mexican mix, shish-ka-bobs, pulled pork sandwiches, kettle corn, elephant ears and more!
Just east of Lowell is Buckley Homestead, learn about pioneer times of farming life during the 19th and early 20th centuries on this living history farm. This site offers a number of events including a World War II reenactment featuring authentic weapons and heavy artillery.
Lowell’s Parks Department is dedicated to providing positive leisure and recreational outlets for its citizens. Freedom Bark Park is one of the facilities designed with our four-legged friends in mind.
According to City-Data.com the median household income for Lowell homes from a 2016 study shows an income of $66,615 compared to $52,314 for all of Indiana.
Median home values for Lowell in the same time frame were $161,857 compared to $134,800 for the rest of the state.
For up-to-date information on homes for sale in Lowell review these listings or contact our office to set up an appointment.
Hospitals and medical centers near Lowell include the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Center in Crown Point, the Pinnacle Hospital, also in Crown Point, and the Franciscan St. Margaret Health Center in Dyer.
Amtrak has a station 16 miles away in Dyer on Sheffield Rd.
Colleges and Universities located near Lowell include Indiana University-Northwest in Gary; Ivy Tech Community College-Northwest also in Gary; Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Illinois; Purdue University Northwest in Hammond; Valparaiso University in Valparaiso; South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois; and Olivet Nazarene University located in Bourbonnais, Illinois.
Information on local public elementary through high schools at Tri-Creek School Corporation
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