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Living in Essex

Welcome to Essex, Vermont’s second most populous community. Nestled between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, Essex (inclusive of the City of Essex Junction) features a country setting with suburban amenities.

Safe, walkable, friendly neighborhoods, village restaurants and shops are surrounded by tranquil open spaces. Essex has a municipal pool, recreation park, bike paths and public golf courses.

Treat yourself with a visit to The Essex Culinary Resort and Spa, a four-diamond resort located less than five miles away, or make your way to some of the best ski areas in the East. Read More > Welcome to Essex

Essex is just five miles from Burlington International Airport (BTV), only 4 hours from Boston by car, 5 1/2 hours from New York City. There’s an Amtrak rail station right in Essex Junction. Vermont Transit and Megabus are nearby. You can travel to New York State via toll-free bridges and by ferry.

The Chittenden County Transportation Authority (CCTA) provides bus service to nine communities including Essex. The Senior Citizen’s Bus provides free transportation to residents 60 years or older. Read More > Accessing Essex, VT

Essex is located within the Burlington-South Burlington metropolitan area, consisting of the three northwestern Vermont counties of Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle and encompassing the cities of Burlington, South Burlington, and Winooski; the towns of Colchester, Essex, and Williston; and the village of Essex Junction. According to the 2021 U.S. Census, the metro area had an estimated population of 226,611, approximately one third of Vermont’s total population.
Source: Wikipedia


Essex Junction is a beautiful New England village in the Town of Essex, located between Lake Champlain and Mount Mansfield.

The Essex Outlets is home to national factory outlet stores, more than twenty-five local Vermont specialty stores, and several dining establishments.

The Champlain Valley Fairgrounds is home to a yearly county fair and to national entertainers such as Willie Nelson, Britney Spears, Keith Urban, and others.