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Essex County Living: Everything About This Great Area
Essex County is a county in the northeastern part of New
Jersey. The county's population is 808,285, making it the
state's third-most populous county. The county has an area
of 129.631 square miles.
The wide area of Eastern Essex has significant pockets of
high population, high building density and high poverty.
In contrast, Western Essex tends to be more suburban and
affluent. Within this region are some of the most diverse
and racially integrated municipalities in the state and
nation, including Montclair, West Orange, South Orange and
The communities of
Livingston, West Caldwell, South Orange, Maplewood,
Short Hills, North
Caldwell, Roseland, and
Essex Fells are some of the wealthiest towns in the county.
Short Hills has a
popular upscale shopping mall, The Mall at Short Hills
located near affluent communities in Morris and Union
While many residents commute to New York City, Organon
International, Anheuser-Busch, Automatic Data Processing,
CIT Group, Hoffmann-La Roche, W. W. Grainger, Dun &
Bradstreet and Prudential have large facilities in Essex
County or are headquartered there, and there are numerous
factories and large office parks scattered throughout.
Major highways which traverse the county include the New
Jersey Turnpike (I-95), Garden State Parkway, I-78.
Interstate 280 passes through the county in a
northeast-southwest direction and has exits in
Orange, Orange, East Orange and Newark, making it one of the
most important roads for intracounty travel. The most
important state road in the county is the Garden State
Parkway which passes north-south through the county,
connecting Union Township in the south in Union County to
Clifton in the north in Passaic County. Other highways in
the county include: Route 10, Route 21, Route 23, Route 24,
Route 27 (only in Newark), Route 124, Route 159, Eisenhower
Buses & Trains
There are many buses that operate around the county, with NJ
Transit (NJT) headquarters located just behind Newark Penn
Station, a transit hub in the eastern part of the county.
NJ Transit has five lines that make stops in the county. All
of them stop at either Newark Penn Station or Newark Broad
Street Station. The Northeast Corridor Line from Trenton
with connections from Philadelphia's 30th Street Station,
Camden, and Princeton has stops at Newark Airport and Newark
Penn Stations before continuing to Secaucus Junction and New
York Penn Station. The Montclair-Boonton Line from
Hackettstown or Little Falls has six stations in Montclair,
one in Glen Ridge, and two in Bloomfield before reaching
Newark Broad Street Station and continuing to Secaucus
Junction and New York Penn Station or Hoboken Terminal. The
Morris and Essex Lines from Hackettstown and Peapack-Gladstone
has two stops in Millburn, one in Maplewood, and two each in
South Orange, Orange and East Orange before reaching Newark
Broad Street and continuing to Secaucus Junction and New
York Penn Station or Hoboken Terminal.
Newark Liberty International Airport is a major commercial
airport located in the southeast section of the county in
Newark and Elizabeth in Union County. It is one of the New
York Metropolitan airports. It is a hub for United Airlines.
Housing options in Essex County range from Single Family Homes, Condos
and Townhouses in towns, to apartment and condo and
townhome rentals. You
have choices from intimate, seven-unit renovated Victorian
buildings to Multi-unit development with amenities such as a
club house, swimming pool and tennis courts or perhaps
something in between.
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