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Skyrocketing rent has tenants searching outside city

As area gentrification efforts come to fruition, residents are being pushed further and further out of the city. By Naomi Kooker

Lowell is an exemplar of urban revitalization, with museums, a music festival, and a thriving restaurant scene.

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Lowell, a creative model of urban revitalization

Lowell has museums and galleries, a summer music festival, a restaurant scene, a sculpture park, and a wave of attention.

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//[1]-4421.jpg The home your money buys in Lowell

A loft-style condo, a Colonial with a gambrel roof, and a 12-room Queen Anne Victorian.

Next door: Town comparison tool

Choose two Greater Boston communities and see how they stack up against each other.


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How do you hang heavy artwork on plaster walls?

Handyman Peter Hotton answers your questions about leaks, cracks, drips, chips, and more.

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Make your guest room more attractive

Erin Gates answers your questions about colors, shapes, walls, floors, and more.

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// The solution for slugs is in your fridge

Carol Stocker answers your questions about flowers, plants, vegetables, soil, and more.

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Herman Scott  walked with his 6-year-old grandson Aiden Scott to the family's frame shop on Main Street.

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Natick home to businesses, cultural center

The town has two commuter rail stations, a new community center and high school, and the US census deemed it the geographic center of the state’s population.