Lowell, MN

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Lowell, MN

About Lowell, MN

Living in Lowell, MN is a great experience. The town is small with a population of only 715 people, but the community is close-knit and welcoming. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy such as fishing, hunting, and camping along the nearby Mississippi River. The town also has some great local restaurants and shops that make it easy to find something for everyone. Residents also benefit from low taxes, excellent schools and a high quality of life. With its beautiful natural surroundings and friendly residents, Lowell truly provides an unforgettable experience for anyone looking for a peaceful and picturesque place to settle down. Small town/College town - Extreme eastern North Dakota along Red River, 60 miles south of Canadian border.

State: Minnesota
County: Polk County
Metro Area: Grand Forks Metro Area
City: Lowell
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 840 ft above sea level

Grand Forks is located along the U.S. 2 east-west highway corridor at the Minnesota border. It is the home of the University of North Dakota, the state’s oldest and largest institute of higher learning. The downtown area is typically Midwestern with small shops and an assortment of mostly brick commercial buildings. Primary industries are related to the university or agriculture—the Red River Valley location contains some of the most fertile land in the world—and the Grand Forks Air Force Base adds to the economy.

There are some new high tech and research organizations mainly connected with the university. There are a few college-town amenities lying mostly west of town near the campus, but the closest big city is across the border in Winnipeg. Because of its northern Great Plains location and lack of moderating land features, Grand Forks has 50+ days below zero.

Grand Forks and its sister city East Grand Forks, Minnesota, straddle the northward-flowing Red River, which divides North Dakota and Minnesota. The Red River Valley is flat and shallow and subject to frequent spring flooding. The Red River Valley is windswept year-round, with frequent arctic outbreaks common in the winter months. Snow covers the ground from mid-December through late March, yet winters are highly variable. November through February is cloudy 75% of the time. Average winter snowfall is 40 inches.

Summer months are typically warm and humid with frequent thunderstorms. Most precipitation occurs in the late spring through mid-summer thunderstorm season. Annual temperature variations are dramatic, with record lows below –40 degrees and record highs of 110 degrees. First freeze is late September, last is early May

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Lowell Cost of Living

Small-town atmosphere, cool summers, and cost of living make Lowell a great place to live.

+9.2% higher than avg
+28.3% higher than avg
$886 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-29.6% lower than avg
Lowell Crime
17.6 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Lowell
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