Living in Essex, Vermont

Essex VT

Set in the heart of Chittenden County, Essex is one of Vermont's most blissfully scenic towns. Essex is the state's second-most populous municipality and blends suburban and rural living beautifully. Bordered by the pristine waters of the Winooski River, there are endless views to take in while in town. Essex is just miles from the city of Burlington and is home to Saint Michaels College. The town is often bustling with students and young professionals and is also a wonderful place to raise a family. The town serves as a commercial and social hub as its shopping plaza features several popular stores, restaurants, breweries, and a state-of-the-art movie theater. Essex Junction, a village within the town, is the location of Vermont's busiest AmTrak station, connecting the town to the rest of the nation and earning it the nickname of "The Crossroads of Chittenden County". Essex Junction is also the home of GlobalFoundries, Vermont's largest employer, and hosts a variety of businesses throughout its famous five corners. Every year, visitors and residents alike come to town to gather at the Champlain Valley Expo for one of the state's biggest events, the Champlain Valley Fair. 

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What To Do in Essex, VT

Whether you're looking for shopping and entertainment at the Essex Experience or just a stroll through the five corners, there is plenty to do in Essex, VT. Great local restaurants, boutique shops, and frequent community events are all worth checking out while you're here!


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Shopping in Essex

One of the reasons why Essex is so beloved is access to several great outlets! Below are a list of just a few of the popular brands with outlets located in Essex, VT.

  • Van Heusen
  • Jockey
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Kitchen Collection
  • Famous Footwear
  • Lane Bryant


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