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Essex County – Populated, Affluent, and Beautiful

Formed in 1675, Essex County was named after the same county of Essex in England.  It is home to Newark, the largest city in New Jersey.  Essex County is also home to many affluent municipalities such as Millburn, Montclair, North Caldwell, and Livingston.  It also contains many colleges and universities such as Seton Hall University, Montclair State University, and New Jersey Institute of Technology.  Newark International Airport is located in Essex County and is a very large transportation hub for United Continental Airlines, offering a more convenient alternative to New York City’s Kennedy Airport and a jumping-off point for hundreds of destinations world-wide.

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Moving to Essex County, NJ

As New Jersey’s third-most populous county, Essex County is a fast-growing industrial area that is perfect for growing families and growing businesses. Essex County is also part of the New York metropolitan area, making it an ideal location for those who commute into the city.

This area has a rich history, and is the first county in the United States to have a countywide park system. The area experienced unprecedented growth after the Revolutionary War, and today nearly 800,000 residents call Essex County home. Newark, the county seat, is the most populous in New Jersey. Other populated cities include East Orange, Irvington, Bloomfield, West Orange, and Montclair.

Moving can be stressful, not only because of packing and finding a new place to live, but also getting settled into your new city or town. At White Glove Moving & Storage, we make moving easier throughout New Jersey. We’ve compiled this helpful guide to help you feel more at home in Essex County.

Update Your Address

As soon as you have moved to your new home, you should update your address. Take some time before or after your move to change or update your address for bills, utilities, phone plans, and more. The process varies from business to business, so ensure that you give yourself ample time to complete every step. While many places will let you change your address online, others will require you to come to their place of business to make the necessary changes, so plan accordingly.

Here are some places you should visit to update your address.

Additional Locations

Here are a few other places that you should contact to ensure they have your updated address:

  • Banks
  • Loan Providers
  • Subscription Services
  • Insurance
  • Your Office’s Payroll Department
  • Social Security Administration
  • IRS
  • Pharmacy Prescriptions

Some USPS offices in Essex County include:

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413 Washington Ave

Belleville, NJ 07109

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13 Municipal Plz

Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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10 Park Ave

Caldwell, NJ 07006

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519 Pompton Ave

Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

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75 4th Ave

East Orange, NJ 07017

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297 Runnymede Rd

Essex Fells, NJ 07021

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279 Ferry St Ste 4

Newark, NJ 07105

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243 Broadway

Newark, NJ 07104

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31 Vose Ave

South Orange, NJ 07079

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16 Main St

West Orange, NJ 07052

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228 Frelinghuysen Ave

Newark, NJ 07114

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183 S 18th St Suite B

East Orange, NJ 07018

Find New Utility Services

About a week or so before you arrive at your new Essex County home, you should contact utility services to ensure that water, electricity, and other basic utilities are set up. You could also get in touch with cable and internet providers so that everything will be ready for you.

Many utility services, like water and sewer, are provided by one local agency. However, elective services such as cable and internet can be provided by different companies, so do your research beforehand to find which company or package will be best for your needs.

Some services will require a technician to visit your home. Try setting these appointments up for the day you move in or the day after to get everything set up quickly and ready for you to use.

If you are moving within the same general area, you may be able to transfer your current accounts to your new address, so it’s always a good idea to contact your cable and internet providers to find out your options before canceling service.

Local Utility Companies

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Public Service Electric & Gas

800-436-7734

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Champion Energy Services

877-653-5090

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Newark Sewer Utilities

973-733-6303

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Frontier Communications

888-497-9810

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Dish

347-771-8351

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USA Netcom

347-896-0091

Make a List of Vendors

Moving to a new area means you aren’t going to have your go-to service pros available anymore. Before you move to Essex County, do some research on plumbers, electricians, health care professionals, and more to ensure that you have everything you need in your new town.

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All Clear Plumbing

Belleville
973-450-8660

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Continental Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Newark
862-236-5494

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Russo Bros. and Co.

East Hanover
973-887-1334

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Anderson Electric Corp.

Verona
973-857-4333

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Watts-Up Electrical Contractor, LLC

Cedar Grove
973-461-9942

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AllState Dental

Newark
973-482-3492

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Garden State Dental of Newark

Newark
973-321-3108

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Gentle Dental of NJ

Newark
973-817-8888

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Portray Salon

Montclair
973-744-0114

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US-Brasil Unisex Salon & Spa LLC

Newark
973-344-2800

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Top Hair Salon

Newark
973-482-9502

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Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

201 Lyons Ave
Newark, NJ 07112

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Saint Michael’s Medical Center

111 Central Ave
Newark, NJ 07102

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East Orange General Hospital

300 Central Ave
East Orange, NJ 07018

Register Kids for School

If you have children, don’t forget to register them at their new school. Since this is a more involved process, try to take care of it a month or so before you move so that everything is in order when you arrive. To find public schools throughout Essex County, visit here.

There are also a few private schools in the area, if you would prefer, including:

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Abundant Life Academy

390 Washington Ave,
Nutley, NJ 07110

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Saint Vincent Academy

228 W Market St
Newark, NJ 07103

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Essex Valley School

1 Henderson Dr
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

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Academy360 Lower School

1 Sunset Ave
Verona, NJ 07044

Prepare Your Pets

Your furry friends need care, too, so don’t forget to find a new vet for them once you move to Essex County. You should also update I.D. tags and address information on a microchip, if you have one, to help get your pets back home if they get lost in an unfamiliar area. Moves can also be really stressful on animals, so you may want to consider boarding your pets during the move.

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Newark Veterinary Hospital

98 Wilson Ave
Newark, NJ 07105

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Essex Animal Hospital

709 Bloomfield Ave
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

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South Orange Animal Hospital

66 Valley St
South Orange, NJ 07079

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K9 Resorts of Fairfield NJ

1275 Bloomfield Ave 9 #86
Fairfield, NJ 07004

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Hal Wheeler School For Dogs

1126 Pompton Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

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All About Paws

39 Coe Ave
Hillside, NJ 07205

Know Your Neighborhood Rules

If you are moving into a home in Essex County that is part of a Homeowner’s Association (HOA), there might be rules about moving in, like where moving trucks can park or what hours they can be there. Contact a representative from your HOA to see if there are any restrictions or guidelines before you move in.

Consider Storage Units

Sometimes you move into a new place and realize that all of your belongings don’t quite fit like they did in your last home. When that happens, consider finding a reputable and secure storage unit in Essex County to keep your items safe until you need them again.

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White Glove Moving & Storage

(877) 941-0568

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Storage King USA

973-484-1900

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Extra Space Storage

973-481-7233

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StorageBlue - Self Storage

973-484-9000

Things to Do in Essex County

Get to know some of the fun things that Essex County has to offer by trying some new restaurants or local attractions to help integrate you into your new home.

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Laboratorio Kitchen

615 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Sol-Mar Restaurant

267 Ferry St
Newark, NJ 07105

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Spanish Tavern

103McWhorter St A
Newark, NJ 07105

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Fascino

331 Bloomfield Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042

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Your Own Winery

1572 Route 23 North
Butler, NJ 07405

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Bangz Salon & Wellness Center

23 S. Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042

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RTSP Shooting Range

2438 US HWY 22 East
Union, NJ 07083

Cost of Living

Average rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $1,188
Average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,447
Median household income is $60,430
Median property value is $398,900

Important Essex County Links

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County Government

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County Library

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County Parks

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County Events

Customer reviews from Essex County

White Glove Moving has been consistently rated as one of the top moving companies in Essex County.  Whether you need movers in Essex County to move from one part of town to another or across the country, White Glove can provide you with a tailor-fitted move plan to ensure all of your moving needs are met.  We offer full-packing and self-packing options that will fit any budget and our movers are some of the most highly trained and skilled in the industry. Please visit our website at www.whiteglovemoving.us or call us at 1-800-340-1911.  One of our friendly, knowledgeable, and professional sales staff members would be happy to speak with you to further explain just why we should be your Essex County movers.  We offer free in-home estimates that will leave you with an accurate quote for your move.

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