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Essex County Apartments
Essex County apartments are readily available in this densely populated, but surprisingly varied area. NJ apartments in this region offer residents a huge variety of options in terms of apartment size, price, and type of housing, whether urban high-rises, garden apartment complexes, single- or multi-family houses, contemporary towers, or brownstones and townhouses.
Located in the northeastern section of the state of New Jersey, Essex County and is bordered to the north by Passaic County and a piece of the somewhat sprawling Morris County, to the east by Hudson County, to the south by Union County, and to the west by, again, Morris County. Essex County has a population of more than three-quarters of a million residents, making it the third largest such entity in New Jersey. But its smallish size--slightly more than 125 square miles of land--ensures that even its sleepiest, most suburban-feeling corners have plenty of people.
Essex County Living
Essex County apartments can be found in any number of the area's 22 different municipalities, which run the gamut in terms of housing stock, neighborhood character, and the quality of day-to-day life for their respective residents. For example, among the distinct political areas of Essex County you'll find the suburban, family-neighborhood Maplewood, whose Memorial Park, which dominates the center of town, was designed by the legendary Olmstead Brothers.
Newark is New Jersey's largest city, and is unsurprisingly urban in look and feel. The tiny community of Glen Ridge boasts one of the best public school systems in the state. Then there's Montclair, which is a "commuter" community with a vibrant downtown of its own, with an energetic and cultural scene. The town of Essex Fells (not a typo) is also a pretty community in Essex County, and Short Hills is somewhat of a shopping destination, with its namesake, upscale, Short Hills Mall.
Many residents of Essex County commute into New York City for work, and there is large ands reasonably-well-maintained infrastructure in place to make sure everyone gets there on a daily basis. Several towns have stations serviced by New Jersey Transit, which runs trains right into Penn Station, in Midtown Manhattan. The PATH train, which is like a subway that runs into downtown Manhattan, has a stop in Newark Penn Station, and, as such, is accessible to Essex County residents. But for when one needs to travel around the country or worlwide, Essex County is home to the Newark Liberty International Airport.