Apartments for Rent in Essex County NJ

Essex County is located in the eastern corner of North Jersey. The location is great for commuters as it is close to NYC. For nature lovers, there are over 24 parks in The Essex County Park System. Play, hike, golf or simply visit and enjoy the natural beauty of NJ.

JCMLiving is proud to feature rentals in Essex County. Forest Hill Apartments is a garden apartment community in Bloomfield, NJ. Montclair Estates and Montclair Arms are apartment buildings in Montclair NJ. Concord Apartments is an apartment building in South Orange NJ. Glen Ridge Manor is an apartment building in Glen Ridge NJ. Franklin Manor Apartments are apartment buildings in Bloomfield NJ. Nutley Gardens are garden apartments located in Nutley NJ. Contact our leasing specialists today to learn about the apartment communities in Essex County.

Top Attractions in Essex County

  • Turtle Back Zoo – Explore “The World in your backyard” when you visit the Turtle Back Zoo! Hope on the zoo train and visit the seals, sea turtles, wolves, black bears, aviary, reptiles and much more!
  • Thomas Edison National Historical Park – See for yourself the famous inventor’s home and laboratory. Light up your mind!
  • South Mountain Reservation – Walk in nature itself and tour the trails, falls and the Rahway river. You won’t believe your just a half hour from NYC!
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Essex County Demographics

☗ Population: 808,285✏ High School Graduates: 83.5%
☆ Median Age: 38Ω Non-English Language: Spanish
$ Median Income for Households: $60,430₼ College Graduation Rate: 32%
☻ Average Household Size: 2.7⌂ Home Renters: 56.8%
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Cities of Essex County

Newark, NJBloomfield, NJBelleville, NJNutley, NJ
East Orange, NJWest Orange, NJOrange, NJMaplewood, NJ
Irvington, NJSouth Orange, NJCaldwell, NJRoseland, NJ
Montclair, NJVerona, NJGlen Ridge, NJEssex Fells, NJ
Cedar Grove, NJFairfield, NJWest Caldwell, NJN Caldwell, NJ




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FAQs about Essex County, NJ

Essex County is located in northeastern New Jersey. It is bordered by Morris, Union, and Hudson Counties to the west, Bergen County to the north, and Passaic County to the south.

Belleville, Bloomfield, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, East Orange, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge, Irvington, Livingston, Maplewood, Millburn, Montclair, Newark, North Caldwell, Nutley, Orange, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell

As of the 2020 Census, the population of Essex County is approximately 793,633.

Essex County is located in the northeastern part of New Jersey and is part of the New York metropolitan area. The county is home to the Watchung Mountains and the Newark Basin, which contains the city of Newark. The county is also home to the Passaic River, which flows through the southern part of the county.

Essex County has a diverse economy with a mix of manufacturing, service, and retail industries. The county is home to many small businesses, as well as larger corporations such as Prudential Financial and Audible (an Amazon company). Newark, the county seat, is a major transportation hub and is home to the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, the busiest container port on the East Coast.

The weather in Essex County can vary depending on the season. In the summer, temperatures are typically warm and humid, with highs in the 80s and 90s. Winter temperatures are cooler, with average highs in the 40s and 50s. The county can also experience precipitation throughout the year, with the heaviest rain and snowfall typically occurring in the spring and winter months.