Essex, Vermont

Life in Essex, Vermont, explained by people who’ve lived in Essex:

*Click here to share your experience living in Essex*

*Response format = Answer (Your name, How long you’ve lived in Essex)

Essex Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Essex?

  • I don’t really enjoy living in Essex or Vermont as a whole. (Maria, 2 years)
  • The whole community. Schools are great! (Anonymous, 18 years)

Essex Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Essex?

  • Taxes, cost of living, lack of amenities like shopping/restaurants. This is true also for Vermont. (Maria, 2 years)
  • The division between the Junction and Town. (Anonymous, 18 years)

Essex Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Essex?

  • Maple street, park in the summertime, but a huge lack of indoor activities in the winter (6 month long winter). (Maria, 2 years)
  • Plenty of dinning options. Great outdoor spaces. (Anonymous, 18 years)

Essex’s Reputation

What’s Essex known for?

  • Fairgrounds? (Maria, 2 years)
  • Global Foundries. (Anonymous, 18 years)

Essex Crime

What’s the crime like in Essex? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Used to be good, but Vermont has attracted so many junkies to the state that they have now resorted to breaking into homes. I am also pretty sure my neighbor is a drug dealer. (Maria, 2 years)
  • There is at least one homicide every other year. (Anonymous, 18 years)

Essex Advice

Any advice for people moving to Essex?

  • Don’t! (Maria, 2 years)
  • High taxes, but no full-time fire department. (Anonymous, 18 years)

Essex Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Essex (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Once I saw my neighbor selling drugs to a cab driver. It was “crazy”. (Maria, 2 years)

Essex’s Future

How do you think Essex will change over the next 10 years?

  • As cost of living grows and taxes get more expensive, working class people will leave the area and all you will have left are welfare dependent individuals and junkies. (Maria, 2 years)
  • It will continue to grow and traffic is getting worse. (Anonymous, 18 years)

Essex Facts

Any other interesting facts about Essex?

  • It’s not as bad as Winnoski. (Maria, 2 years)
  • We have a Circ highway that goes nowhere!! (Anonymous, 18 years)