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Located in the southeastern corner of Baltimore County, Essex is a terrific place to live and has plenty of homes for rent to offer prospective residents. Interested parties would likely be intrigued by this unincorporated community's close proximity to both downtown Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay, while most will enjoy the relative tranquility found in this unique area of the county. Additionally, Essex is located nearby other nice neighborhoods such as Middle River

Fun Facts About Essex for Prospective Renters

  • Essex, like many of its neighbors, is a historic town that has a variety of points of interest for those who enjoy learning more about the nation's development. 
  • The Ballestone Mansion, which is located within Essex's borders, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and offers a unique perspective on the state's long and colorful past.
  • This community has had a highly active industrial community for more than a century, while residents will still be able to enjoy peace and quiet when they so choose. 

Essex Resources and Helpful Links

  • Individuals who want to get a better idea of what daily life is like in this community should keep up with the flow of local news provided by the Essex-Middle River Patch
  • Parents can learn more about education opportunities for their children by paging through the Baltimore County Public Schools website. It's important to note that private schools are also available in the area. 
  • For timely information about events and public services in Essex, renters might want to look at the Baltimore County Government website. 

What to Expect in Essex

This community is likely best-suited to renters who want to be close enough to a major commercial hub like Baltimore but still want to be able to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. With a close proximity to Chesapeake Bay and various other points of interest, Essex is an exceptional community to live in. 

Common questions asked in Essex, Maryland

Where can I find cheap rental houses in Essex, Maryland?

Check out's cheap rental houses in Essex. You can use our price filters to find rental houses under $700, under $900, under $1100, under $1300, under $1500, under $2000

How big of a rental house can I afford?

Find Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedroom, 3 Bedroom, 4 Bedroom rental houses within your budget in Essex, Maryland. Or you can search for houses over 600 sq.ft, 800 sq.ft, 1000 sq.ft, 1200 sq.ft, 1400 sq.ft, 1600 sq.ft.

How can I tour properties in Essex, Maryland during times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Many landlords in Essex, Maryland are practicing social distancing and have started offering video tours of their properties. We recommend contacting landlords of properties you’re interested in and asking if they offer virtual tours over Facetime, Skype or Google Hangouts. Here are some best practices to guide you through finding your next rental home during these times.

How can I find a rental house in a specific school district? was built with parents in mind. Within Essex we have 127 rental houses spread across multiple school districts. To help narrow your search, simply enter the school name within the search bar to find rental homes in that school district.