Essex is located east of Lake Champlain and Burlington, Vermont. Essex is the second most-populated community in Vermont and offers a variety of places to live from the rural area of Essex Town, to the established neighborhoods throughout the town and village.
Popular activities in this region include:
Parks, the town boasts several parks, two public pools, ice-skating in the winter and the picturesque Indian Brook Reservoir with miles of dog-friendly trails, swimming in the warm months, and ice-fishing in winter!
Skiing, In about an hour you and your family can reach several popular mountain resorts including Smugglers’ Notch, Bolton Valley, and Stowe Mountain Resort.
Lake Champlain, Essex residents are not far from all it has to offer - swimming, sailing, fishing, and the popular Burlington Bike Path
Essex encompasses theTown of Essex and the Village of Essex Junction. The village area offers quick and easy access to everything the town has to offer, including the local hot spots like Martone's Market & Cafe and El Gato Cantina as well as the nearby train and bus lines making public transportation easy and accessible to residents. In the fall, residents can enjoy apple picking at Chapin Orchard, located in Rural Essex Town. Chapin Orchard also offers pumpkins, squash, apple cider donuts and fresh apple cider! Essex residents can enjoy an active and engaged community, local shops and restaurants, and proximity to Vermont’s Queen city!
For those interested in purchasing a condo or townhome in Essex, Catamount Condo Group has information on various condo and townhome developments in the town.
Essex Town and Village schools are part of the Essex Westford School District. For anyone looking to make Essex Town or Essex Village your new home, it's good to know that they both have separate K-8 schools, with all students going to the same high school: Essex High School.