Essex

Essex

A wonder within itself, Essex received the distinction of being named among the "Best Small Town in America" in 1995.

Incorporated in 1639, the town of Essex consists of three villages: Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton. Settled around the Falls River and Connecticut River, Essex boasts scenic views, historic architecture, gracious tree-lined streets, eclectic shops, marinas, acclaimed restaurants and a remarkable history.

With three yacht clubs and numerous marinas, Essex allows boaters to dock their boats and walk to fabulous shopping and many outstanding restaurants. For fishing, the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound are fertile waters for a variety of species including shad, striped bass, blue fish and black fish. The Sound is also perfect for sailing and for power boaters, and provides an easy day trip to Long Island. The town is home to numerous civic groups, an active historical society and garden club. It is known for a variety of the parades that it hosts each year, including one on Groundhog Day and the Burning of the Ships Parade, which commemorates a British raid that took place in 1814 and left dozens of ships ablaze in the harbor.

Incorporated in 1639, the town of Essex consists of three villages: Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton. Settled around the Falls River and Connecticut River, Essex boasts scenic views, historic architecture, gracious tree-lined streets, eclectic shops, marinas, acclaimed restaurants and a remarkable history.

With three yacht clubs and numerous marinas, Essex allows boaters to dock their boats and walk to fabulous shopping and many outstanding restaurants. For fishing, the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound are fertile waters for a variety of species including shad, striped bass, blue fish and black fish. The Sound is also perfect for sailing and for power boaters, and provides an easy day trip to Long Island. The town is home to numerous civic groups, an active historical society and garden club. It is known for a variety of the parades that it hosts each year, including one on Groundhog Day and the Burning of the Ships Parade, which commemorates a British raid that took place in 1814 and left dozens of ships ablaze in the harbor.

Incorporated in 1639, the town of Essex consists of three villages: Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton. Settled around the Falls River and Connecticut River, Essex boasts scenic views, historic architecture, gracious tree-lined streets, eclectic shops, marinas, acclaimed restaurants and a remarkable history.

With three yacht clubs and numerous marinas, Essex allows boaters to dock their boats and walk to fabulous shopping and many outstanding restaurants. For fishing, the Connecticut River and Long Island Sound are fertile waters for a variety of species including shad, striped bass, blue fish and black fish. The Sound is also perfect for sailing and for power boaters, and provides an easy day trip to Long Island. The town is home to numerous civic groups, an active historical society and garden club. It is known for a variety of the parades that it hosts each year, including one on Groundhog Day and the Burning of the Ships Parade, which commemorates a British raid that took place in 1814 and left dozens of ships ablaze in the harbor.

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Lifestyle Features

Lifestyle Feature

Shoreline Living

Right along the eastern Connecticut shoreline lie a great many spectacular homes for sale that enjoy direct frontage along Long Island Sound. View the serene waters directly from your living room or your yard, and watch the boats sailing to the horizon. Here you can uncover all of the exceptional opportunities for waterfront living now available on Connecticut’s shoreline.

Deep Water Docks

The Connecticut shoreline is home to some of the most beautiful direct shorefront listings available, many with their own deep water docks for immediate access to water recreation. Explore the many dock-equipped properties now for sale on the Connecticut shoreline.

Beach Access

You never have to venture far to enjoy the immaculate white-sand beach at these Long Island Sound-front properties on the Connecticut shoreline. Start searching for the many lovely direct beachfront properties currently on the market and ripe for discovery.

Lifestyle Feature

Golf Living

Some properties are within a few minutes’ drive; others are situated adjacent to or even directly on the beautiful golf green. The country club environment is a must-have for many, and for those who are after the golf lifestyle, Fairfield County has a number of superb offerings to consider. Begin exploring the assortment of golf-style listings now on the market in Fairfield County.

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Featured Listings

17 Riverview Street
Essex, CT $3,180,000

17 Riverview Street

Essex, CT

$3,180,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,586 Sqft
First Time A Major Ct. Winery Is Available!
Essex, CT $2,900,000

First Time A Major Ct. Winery Is Available!

Essex, CT

$2,900,000
  • 8,000 Sqft
101 Saybrook Road
Essex, CT $2,900,000

101 Saybrook Road

Essex, CT

$2,900,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 2/2 Baths
  • 3,435 Sqft
42 Crosstrees Hill
Essex, CT $2,295,000

42 Crosstrees Hill

Essex, CT

$2,295,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 2/1 Baths
  • 3,200 Sqft
28 Mallard Point Road
Essex, CT $2,200,000

28 Mallard Point Road

Essex, CT

$2,200,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 3/1 Baths
  • 3,662 Sqft
21 North Main Street
Essex, CT $2,100,000

21 North Main Street

Essex, CT

$2,100,000
  • 6 Beds
  • 4/1 Baths
  • 7,887 Sqft
44 Foxboro Road
Essex, CT $1,695,000

44 Foxboro Road

Essex, CT

$1,695,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 4/1 Baths
  • 3,935 Sqft
61 River Road
Essex, CT $1,695,000

61 River Road

Essex, CT

$1,695,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 4/1 Baths
  • 4,410 Sqft

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Essex

Market Snapshot

Units Sold

November 2017

10 TOTAL UNITS

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Median Sales Price

November 2017 - Single Family Homes

$500K
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Percentage of Asking Price

November 2017 Single Family Homes

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