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Discover Essex and Essex Junction - Where Vermont Tradition Meets Modern Living



Imagine a place where the small-town charm of New England meets suburban convenience in perfect balance, where every street corner tells a story, and every path leads to an adventure. Welcome to Essex and Essex Junction, Vermont — areas rich in history and bustling with modern vibrancy.


A Journey Through Time

Our journey through Essex begins over a century ago when it evolved into a major railroad junction in the 1850s, linking six rail lines and becoming a hub of transportation and trade. This historic junction set the stage for a community deeply rooted in connectivity and progress.

The opening of Maple Street Park in 1953, followed by significant upgrades in 2000, including new pools and a recreation building, established a foundation for a community-focused lifestyle that thrives on innovation and leisure.


A black and white photograph captures a nostalgic streetscape, likely from the mid-20th century, showcasing a quiet town. On the right, a row of buildings with awnings presents an old-fashioned market named "Henry's Market" under a prominent Coca-Cola sign. Vintage cars line the snowy street, reflecting a bygone era of simplicity and small-town charm.
Essex Junction, VT, where Martone's and Fiori Bridal now reside.

Celebrating Community and Culture

Essex Junction is famously home to the Champlain Valley Expo, one of Vermont's largest gathering spaces that draws people from all corners for celebrations of agricultural food and music. This venue, nestled by the scenic Winooski River, symbolizes the community spirit and cultural richness of the area.


Local spots like the Brownell Library, Maple Street Park, and the scenic trails around the Indian Brook Reservoir offer residents and visitors alike a taste of Essex's commitment to community and leisure. The Essex Experience, a hub of local shops, galleries, breweries, and restaurants, provides a perfect backdrop for a day spent enjoying the local flavor and artisanal crafts.


A Hub of Innovation and Growth

The economic landscape of Essex is significantly shaped by major employers like GlobalFoundries, which stands as a testament to the area's contribution to global technology and innovation. This presence, along with the proximity to the University of Vermont Medical Centre, underscores the area's role as a beacon of employment and advanced healthcare.


 A quaint single-story home with beige brick exterior and a green door nestled in a verdant yard. A stone pathway, flanked by small solar-powered lanterns, leads to the entrance of the house. Lush greenery and mature trees around the property create a serene and inviting suburban atmosphere.
Home in Essex Junction Vermont

Living in Essex & Essex Junction Vermont

The housing market in Essex offers a variety of options, from cozy condos and starter homes in the Junction to larger, more secluded properties in the town area. With strategic plans aimed at sustainable growth and community development, Essex is poised on the cusp of an era defined by thoughtful expansion, environmental stewardship, and an unwavering commitment to the well-being of its residents.


Essex and Essex Junction are not just places on a map; they are vibrant communities where festivals celebrate collective spirit, local spots weave into the fabric of daily life, and the rhythm of days feels both comfortably familiar and excitingly unique.


A panoramic view of a vibrant street intersection in Essex Junction, Vermont, known as Five Corners. The photo showcases modern mixed-use buildings with storefronts on the ground floor and residential units above, alongside lush young trees and well-maintained sidewalks. Traffic lights hover above the street as cars wait at the intersection under a clear blue sky, with directional signs pointing towards various routes, including East and West 15, and South 2A.
Essex Junction's Five Corners - where small-town charm meets contemporary living, and every path leads to community and connection

Your Next Chapter Awaits

Are you ready to be part of the Essex community? To make memories, pursue your passions, and grow in a town that truly feels like home? Essex and Essex Junction might just be the perfect place for your next chapter.


For more on Essex, check out our page dedicated to what it's like to live there.


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