Essex County

Essex County is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Essex offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Essex there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. The public schools in Essex are highly rated.
 
 
Area 
 • Total 828 sq mi (2,140 km2)
 • Land 493 sq mi (1,280 km2)
 • Water 336 sq mi (870 km2)  41%%
Population 
 • Estimate (2019) 789,034
 • Density 1,509/sq mi (583/km2)
 
Essex County is a county in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. At the 2010 census, the total population was 743,159, making it the third-most populous county in the state. It is part of the Greater Boston area (the Boston–Cambridge–Newton, MA–NH Metropolitan Statistical Area). The largest city in Essex County is Lynn. The county was named after the English county of Essex.
 
 
 
Essex is a lovely coastal town in Essex County, located less than half an hour north of Boston. The city is known as a former center for shipbuilding in the United States and is home to the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum, which preserves historic schooners and ship hulls.
 
 
Healthcare access and affordability and your cost of living

Massachusetts is ranked number 2 out of all states in overall healthcare access and affordability. Healthcare costs make up a significant part of the cost of living. The ability to afford healthcare as well as the ability to access care are key indicators of how much you will be paying for this important resource if you move to another state. Affordability is generally measured by the rates set for insurance coverage in a state, as well as the out-of-pocket expenses that need to be paid by you when receiving the care. If rates or out-of-pocket expenses are high, your cost of living will increase. Access to healthcare is how easy or difficult it may be to receive the care. Access is measured by identifying barriers that might prevent the delivery of care such as the inability to obtain insurance coverage, having to travel long distances to health care centers and lack of sufficient facilities and/or healthcare professionals. The timeliness of care, how fast you can get to see a healthcare provider, is another important measure.
 
 
 

About the Neighborhood

Neighbors are friendly
Great schools
It's walkable to grocery stores
It's walkable to restaurant
Easy commutes
Good transit
There are sidewalks
Yards are well-kept
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
It's quiet
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
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