Best Places to Live in Essex, Maryland

Large city - East-central Maryland along Chesapeake Bay, 40 miles northeast of Washington, D.C.
Pros
-Arts and culture
-Attractive suburbs
-Historic preservation
Cons
-Long commutes
-Growth and sprawl
-Violent crime rate

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What Bert Has To Say About Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metro Area

Baltimore is a diverse and complete East Coast city—though not always thought of that way by some who consider it the less attractive sister of Washington, D.C. It surrounds a major inland port on the upper portion of the Chesapeake Bay, with prosperous shipping, transportation, and manufacturing industries among others. Many areas of the city, particularly downtown, have experienced a vast renewal with a strong emphasis on historic preservation. The restored waterfront adjacent to the rather ordinary downtown is now a commercial and leisure destination with excellent museums, a first class aquarium and plenty to do.


QUICK FACTS

City: Essex
Zip Codes: 21221
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 32 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Essex is 4.80% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Essex jobs have increased by 1.37%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Essex's cost of living is 0.70% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Essex's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Essex's population is 37,380 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -8.54%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 38 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Essex is $175,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -5.69%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Essex public schools spend $14,456 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 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 0.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Essex Real Estate.

The median home price in Essex is $175,500. Browse Homes in this Range.


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ZIP CODES IN ESSEX, MARYLAND
21221