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Lawrence, MA

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For a small town, Lawrence, Massachusetts produces a wide variety of goods that end up in homes around the world. Located along the shores of the Merrimack River, Lawrence has long been known as a manufacturing mecca. Products made in Lawrence include textiles, electronics, and paper products. One of the largest mills in the world, the Wood Mill, was once the heart of production in Lawrence, and was powered solely by the water in the Merrimack River.

Lawrence Apartments

$1235-$3284

Royal Crest Estates North Andover
Beds: 2-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$999-$1129

Forest Acres
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

$1250-$2602

Addison At Andover Park
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$1221-$2237

River Pointe
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$1491-$2432

Summit Place Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$1715-$3395

Avalon Andover
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Lawrence, MA is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.94%
  • 7.04%
  • 6.78%
  • Female
  • 7.76%
  • 6.72%
  • 7.16%
$950
is average rent in Lawrence, MA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 1.07%
  • 3.49%
  • 3.63%
39.71%
of units are available for rent in Lawrence
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 824
  • 115
  • 855
Getting Around in Lawrence, MA

85
Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
N/A
Transit Score®
N/A
The average commuter time in Lawrence is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.01%
  • 12.32%
  • 2.21%

The Bread and Roses S

Throughout the mid to late 19th century, immigrants flocked to Lawrence, as the mills provided many jobs. However, working conditions were tough and very unsafe. Most families were barely making enough money to pay rent. When the state of Massachusetts reduced the workweek from 56 hours to 54 hours and lowered the wages for women and child workers in 1912, people were furious. Within one day, over 25,000 workers went on strike. This story has a happy ending, as the striking workers ended up winning wage increases for both themselves and thousands of other workers across the New England states, putting Lawrence in the history books forever.

New Balance Factory

If you've ever had a pair of New Balance shoes, there is a good chance that they were made along the shores of the Merrimack River in Lawrence. One of New Balance's six U.S. factories is located in one of the old mill buildings along the Merrimack River. It also includes a factory store, where customers can come to purchase footwear and other activewear at a discounted price. Best of all, consumers can be sure that the shoes they purchase in the factory store were made right there in Lawrence. The factory store is located at 5 S Union Street, directly located on the southern banks of the Merrimack River. Parking is located across the street and is free for customers.