Best Places to Live in Essex, Vermont

College town - Northwest Vermont along east shore of Lake Champlain
Pros
-Outdoor recreation
-Attractive downtown
-College-town amenities
Cons
-Cost of living
-Recent employment
-Harsh winters

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What Bert Has To Say About Burlington-South Burlington Metro Area

Burlington is the largest city in Vermont and its cultural and educational center. The University of Vermont and two smaller colleges bring a strong college-town feel, with culture, entertainment, and a youthful ambience. Downtown is pleasant, with lots of trees, historic streets and lakefront areas and a pedestrian mall. The university is located on a bluff just east of town. The nearest big-city amenities are in Montreal, Quebec, under a 100 miles north. There is plenty of outdoor recreation at Lake Champlain and in the nearby Adirondacks and Green Mountains. As a college town, not surprisingly, there is a wide variety of housing and living environments available, and cost of living and housing are high by national standards.


QUICK FACTS

City: Essex
Zip Codes: 05452
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 200 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Essex is 2.80% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Essex jobs have decreased by 0.04%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Essex's cost of living is 23.80% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Essex's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Essex's population is 20,946 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 26.96%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Essex is $281,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.32%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Essex public schools spend $15,890 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.3 students per teacher in Essex. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Essex

It's a good time to buy in Essex. Home Appreciation is up 1.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Essex Real Estate.

The median home price in Essex is $281,700. Browse Homes in this Range.


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ZIP CODES IN ESSEX, VERMONT
05452