Essex, Vermont, located in Chittenden County between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, has earned the title of Vermont’s largest town with a population of just over 19,000 residents. Situated just northwest of Burlington and Winooski, Essex is very accessible via the Interstate highway or the nearby Burlington International Airport.
Essex is a very modern urban community but has the pace and the friendly tone of a tight-knit rural community. Within the Village of Essex Junction you’ll find local boutiques as well as national retail chains at more than six shopping centers, diverse restaurants, and one of the country’s most advanced IBM computer chip manufacturing plants. The town also supports a public library, the Memorial Hall Community Theatre, and the Harriet F. Powell Historical Museum. Essex is home to Vermont’s largest parade, hosted right in town! If you want to get away from the bustling village, visit Indian Brook Park or golf at Essex Country Club Course or the Links at Lang Farm.
A young, active community of working professionals sees Essex as a place where they can continue their careers and enjoy city life while still experiencing all the benefits of living in the Vermont countryside. The Town of Essex supports this active lifestyle by offering indoor and outdoor skating, fifteen tennis courts, numerous community parks, fitness and hiking trails, two golf courses, two public pools, cross country skiing trails, a driving range, miniature golf and various fitness and sports centers. Many feel that the Essex school district is the best in Chittenden County.
Essex is attracting new residents every year and prides itself on its commitment to planned growth. It has successfully combined the advantages of desirable residential neighborhoods and continued economic growth. Large scale manufactures and service providers with plants or headquarters in Essex, such as IBM, Foodscience Corp. and Sherwin Electric, have contributed to making Essex a part of Vermont’s most prosperous county.