Lowell, NC is a quaint little city in Gaston County, North Carolina. It is in the Black Mountain foothills and has been home to a variety of people throughout history including Revolutionary War soldiers and their families. The most recent population estimate is 3,026 at the latest count. This small town lies about an hour east of Raleigh on I-40 and an hour north of Wilmington on I-264. Both cities are within commuting distance to all of North Carolina’s major cities as well as to Boston, Maryland. See more here.
Although it is small, there are a variety of activities and attractions that one can enjoy in Lowell, NC. There are many lakes and rivers for boating, fishing, water skiing, hiking, and river rafting adventures. Also, you can enjoy a variety of festivals throughout the year such as the Sunflower Festival in June, the Orange festival in August, and the Piedmont festivals in September. Lowell is most popular for non-Hispanic residents. Though the city of about 3 million people is majority white, the second-largest minority group is the Asian population. While not entirely a minority, the Asian population accounts for nearly a third of the local population. There are also quite a few Middle Easterners as well as a large number of Hispanic and Native American residents. See here for information about Famous Summer Destinations in Lake Wylie, South Carolina.
The average housing costs and per capita income in Lowell, North Carolina are slightly above the state and national averages. Because of this, the median household income in the county is about two percent higher than the national average for its size. The cost of living in the area is slightly below the national average as well. In terms of public amenities, the city has some of the best public elementary schools in the state. The public school system is ranked second out of all North Carolina counties in terms of quality according to the North Carolina Department of Education.
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