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Living in Essex County, NJ
Essex County is a 130 square mile area located in northeastern New Jersey. With easy access to New York City and a population of almost 800,000 residents, Essex is the third most populous county in the state.
A highly convenient and connected township, Essex is also home to some of the highest-rated public and private high schools in the state. In addition, Essex boasts many well-ranked universities, including Montclair State University, Seton Hall University School of Law and portions of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Shopping opportunities abound in Essex County, home to Livingston Mall, a super-regional supping mall in Livingston Township, and the world-famous upscale Mall at Short Hills. In addition, as the first county in the United States to create a county park system, Essex provides abundant opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, including the South Mountain Reservation Complex. The county is also home to diverse attractions such as Thomas Edison National Historical Park, the Montclair Art Museum, the Turtle Back Zoo, and more.
Newark Liberty International Airport is located in Essex County, providing a gateway to the world. In addition, Essex County enjoys easy access to the region and country, as it is traversed by the Garden State Parkway, I-80, I-95, I-78, and I-280 plus US Routes 1/9, 22, and 46. Moreover, the county is also served by state routes 7, 10, 21, 23, 24, 27, 124, 159 and Eisenhower Parkway. Many buses offer service around the county and to NYC’s Port Authority, while NJ Transit service to Newark, NYC Penn Station and Philadelphia 30th Street Station is provided via the Northeast Corridor Line, New Jersey Coast Line, Raritan Valley Line, Montclair Boonton Line and Morris and Essex Lines. Browse our Essex County apartments for rent below.