Living Here

2017 Safest Cities to Raise a Child Safewise logo for EssexWe are 2017’s second safest city in the nation to raise a child!

Essex is nestled between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and is Vermont’s second most populous community.

Safe, walkable, well-loved neighborhoods are surrounded by trail-laced open spaces. Residents work at a diverse array of local companies and global icons. Add one of the state’s most highly-respected school systems and an ever-burgeoning sense of community connection, and Essex is an ideal place to spend a lifetime – or even just an afternoon.