193 Apartments for rent in Essex, MD

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Hyde Park Apartments
1114 Tace Dr
Essex, MD
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1 Bedroom
$805
2 Bedrooms
$922
Sustainable homes in landscaped grounds, 11 miles east of Baltimore. Allows a worry-free lifestyle, with laundry, maintenance and management on site. Pet-friendly with spacious rooms including eat-in kitchen and private patio/balcony for each apartment.
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Townhomes at River's Crossing
41 Stemmers Run Rd
Essex, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
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Starting at $1,480
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Walnut Grove
953 Walnut Grove Rd
Essex, MD
3 Bedrooms
$1,480
This pet-friendly community provides residents with carport parking. Units are recently renovated and feature in-unit laundry. The Back River is nearby, and Southeast Boulevard provides plenty of shopping, dining and entertainment options.
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Starting at $987
Updated 8 hrs ago
1900 Grove Manor Dr
1900 Grove Manor Drive
Essex, MD
2 Bedrooms
$987
Starting at $1,200
Updated 1 day ago
1260 Sugarwood Cir Unit 104
1260 Sugarwood Cir Unit 104
Essex, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
Starting at $3,250
Updated 3 days ago
1631 Sandy Hollow Cir
1631 Sandy Hollow Cir
Essex, MD
5 Bedrooms
$3,250
Starting at $1,600
Updated 3 days ago
1633 Hopewell Ave
1633 Hopewell Ave
Essex, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
Starting at $1,000
Updated 3 days ago
4 Cloverwood Ct
4 Cloverwood Ct
Essex, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
Starting at $1,400
Updated 6 days ago
569 Welbrook Rd
569 Welbrook Rd
Essex, MD
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
Starting at $1,995
Updated 2 hrs ago
1616 Morning Glory Lane
1616 Morning Glory Lane
Essex, MD
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
Starting at $1,000
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4 Cloverwood Court
4 Cloverwood Court
Essex, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
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Starting at $970
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The Townhomes at River's Gate
43 Salix Ct
Middle River, MD
2 Bedrooms
$970
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Starting at $891
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Windsor House
201 Middleway Rd
Middle River, MD
1 Bedroom
$891
2 Bedrooms
$1,043
3 Bedrooms
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This community is in the Aero Acres area and only moments from Pulaski Highway and I-95. Residents have access to onsite laundry, playground and swimming pool. Units feature hardwood flooring and additional storage space.
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Starting at $1,850
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Pointe at Manorgreen Townhomes
201 Middleway Road
Baltimore, MD
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
4 Bedrooms
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Kingston Townhomes
736 W Kingsway Rd
Middle River, MD
3 Bedrooms
$1,302
Three-bedroom townhomes with sunny eat-in kitchens, separate utility rooms, front and rear entrances, and off-street parking. Adjacent to Kingston Park. Easy access to I-695, I-95 and US 40. Near local transit, shopping, dining and recreation.
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Starting at $1,350
Updated 23 hrs ago
10 Hydroplane Dr
10 Hydroplane Dr
Middle River, MD
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
Starting at $2,000
Updated 24 hrs ago
613 Tinker Rd
613 Tinker Rd
Middle River, MD
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
Starting at $1,200
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135 Dihedral Dr
135 Dihedral Dr
Middle River, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
Starting at $1,500
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130 KINGSTON ROAD
130 KINGSTON ROAD
Middle River, MD
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
Starting at $1,200
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135 Dihedral Drive
135 Dihedral Drive
Middle River, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
Starting at $1,499
Updated 12 days ago
502 GLOUCESTER COURT
502 GLOUCESTER COURT
Baltimore, MD
3 Bedrooms
$1,499
Starting at $1,900
Updated 13 days ago
178 E KINGSTON PARK LANE
178 E KINGSTON PARK LANE
Baltimore, MD
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
Starting at $1,400
Updated 13 days ago
2118 Redthorn Rd
2118 Redthorn Rd
Middle River, MD
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
Starting at $1,400
Updated 13 days ago
144 RIVERTHORN ROAD
144 RIVERTHORN ROAD
Baltimore, MD
3 Bedrooms
$1,400

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City GuideEssex

Essex: “Home of the Ballestone Mansion, a historic place!”

If you are looking for a place with the serene atmosphere of a rural community, mixed with the convenience of modern living, then Essex is the place for you. Luckily, we have all of the information you need to find an apartment in Essex, MD. Located in Baltimore County, Maryland, Essex is not officially a city; rather, it is a census-designated place, mapped out for the purpose of gathering statistical data on the residents. More than 39,300 people call this quaint little community home. The origins of Essex, an unincorporated community, stemmed from the desire of Baltimore residents in the early 1900s to have a place outside the city where they could enjoy a more rural way of life. Weather-wise, the summers get pretty hot, with temperatures that average 80°F in July, and a chilly 36°F in February.

Finding an Apartment in Essex

The cost of living index for Essex is on par with the median for the rest of Maryland, and 25 percent above the national median. Rental housing prices in some parts of Maryland are right up there with the highest in the nation, but the good news for those looking for an apartment in Essex is that the median rental rate here is almost 30 percent lower than the Maryland median. Also, the owner-occupied percentage here is not as much as that of most cities, with almost half of the residential property renter-occupied. Some cities have as much as a 92 percent owner-occupancy.

One thing to note is that a high renter occupancy does not automatically translate to a high number of available rental properties. This is definitely the case in Essex, with a low 4 percent rental vacancy level. A low rental vacancy in any community puts more pressure on renters who have to work harder to find good rental property. Fortunately, we have some tips to help improve your chances of finding a sweet piece of Essex to call your own.

Features and Amenities Make a list of all of the features and amenities you prefer in an apartment. For instance, some rental packages include utilities like electricity, water, and gas in the rent, meaning you don’t have to pay for one or two of those utilities. Such a perk adds up when you calculate how much you’ve saved on gas, electric, and water bills at the end of each payment cycle. Other amenities and features provided by certain apartments include perks like a fitness center, wheelchair access, a pool, and a fully (or partly) furnished apartment. An apartment that comes with basics like a microwave oven, refrigerator, carpeting, dishwasher, gas cooker, and even a television, will save you some money in furnishing.

Parking The availability of parking on the apartment premises, such as a parking lot or garage, can also serve as a deal breaker for some people. One of the things that might influence your choice of rental property might include whether or not you will have a parking spot when you move into the apartment.

What you Need Most of the landlords, or rental managers, in Essex will ask you to fill out a rental application, require a security deposit, and will also carry out a credit check. You will also need to pay the first month’s rent, and provide proof of income, usually your paystubs or other evidence of steady income.

Neighborhoods in Essex

Hyde Park: Let’s start with the most expensive neighborhood in Essex. The rental housing here is definitely two, or even three times more than some of the other neighborhoods in the community. Most of the residential homes here are single-family units, row houses, attached homes, and townhomes. The reason for the relative high cost is mainly because Hyde Park is a waterfront neighborhood, with stunning scenery, and a resort-like atmosphere that attracts lots of visitors.

Town Center: This is a very affordable part of town, with studios, one to four bedroom single-family homes, and townhouses.

Middlesex: Rental prices here fall into the median for Essex, with single-family homes, and townhomes.

Life in Essex, MD

The most striking thing about living in Essex is the effect the close proximity of the community to water has on the area. This means lots of water-skiing, fishing, laying in the sun by the beach, fresh seafood, and, of course, tourists! The drawback is the long commute to work, as much as 31 minutes. Even though most of the residents in Essex have their own private automobile, a significant percentage still make use of public transportation. We wish much success in your search for an apartment in Essex!

November 2018 Essex Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 Essex Rent Report. Essex rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Essex rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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