Formerly an Air Force base, Lowry has been transformed into a model New Urbanist community of diverse and vibrant traditional-style neighborhoods each offering a distinctive flare. A dazzling array of residences includes single family, luxury customs, townhomes, patio homes, condominiums, apartments, and a retirement community.
The mixed-use Town Center District artfully blends traditional and contemporary designs, while in the West Neighborhood, historic housing has been skillfully renovated and seamlessly integrated with new construction. Lowry's new public library is located in the West.
Traversed by trails, green space, broad boulevards, and parkways where pedestrians reign supreme beckoned by inviting public spaces, Lowry boasts nearly 800 acres of parks and recreational areas, thirty-five percent of which are devoted to native plants and grasses.
Lawrence Phipps's lavish facility for the treatment of tuberculosis, established in the early 1900s, came to be considered one of the best medical centers in the nation, before newer, more modern facilities forced its closure in 1932.
Subsequently, The Army Air Corps established a base for training in aerial photography on the eve of World War II. By War's end, 41,000 students had graduated from Lowry Air Corps Technical School.
Lowry remained key training and educational facility through the Cold War years until its closure in 1988, but its legacy as a center for learning, culture, and healthful outdoor living continues to this day.
Proud recipient of the Governor's Award for Smart Growth, Lowry is considered a model community for urban-infill projects across the country.