The Highlands is a triangular residential neighborhood on the west side of Lowell, Massachusetts. The neighborhood area is outlined by the Lowell Connector, U.S. Route 3 and the Merrimack River. The Highlands is approximately a 40-minute commute from downtown Boston by car. The city is also accessible by the Lowell Line train.
Once considered a city on the forefront of the Industrial Revolution, Lowell offers a welcoming blend of history and culture. The waterfront area of the Merrimack River located in the Highlands neighborhood is part Lowell National Historic Park, which includes an extensive canal system that is still operational. Walkways along the canals and Merrimack River provide a beautiful location for leisure walks and jogs. Lowell is also recognized for its vibrant arts community and eclectic galleries. Several of the historic textile mills have been transformed into public space for artists.
The Highlands was once home of renowned Beat writer Jack Kerouac. This neighborhood has many amenities including numerous restaurants featuring international cuisine, several recreational parks, Mount Pleasant Golf Course and a movie theater. The Highlands offers quick access to U.S. Route 3, making daily travel to Boston easy and convenient.