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This 12-story, 209 unit senior community offers the enjoyment and freedom that comes with independent living aged 62+. There are a limited number of mobility disabled units available to those who quality over the age of 18. Essex Co-op is nationally recognized as “A Community of Quality” by the National Affordable Housing Management Association. And this unique cooperatively managed building has served the surrounding community of Essex since 1981.

Resident members enjoy the peace and privacy of their apartments, but also enjoy participating in the frequent community activities. Come join in on bingo, gardening, card playing, exercise, and even relaxing in our peaceful garden. There are also occasional catered events and many other chances to be a part of a lively community.

Effective June 1, 2014, Essex Co-op became a smoke free co-op. Smoking is not permitted on the property, including but not limited to apartments, common areas, patios and parking lot. The designated smoking area will be Eagle Park only.

Essex Co-op is centrally located near the Essex senior center, shopping, library and I-95 and I-695.

Essex Co-op is affordable for everyone. Every unit has subsidy and resident members pay only 30% of their income for rent. So don’t wait! Join us today!

Included in Rent:

  • Heat
  • A/C
  • Cold & Hot Water


  • Rent subsidized
  • Onsite maintenance
  • Secured entry
  • Personal 24-hour emergency call system
  • Transportation (only for trips organized by members)
  • Laundry room on every floor
  • Large community room
  • Gift shop
  • Cable ready
  • Beauty Salon onsite
  • 2nd Time Around Clothing Shop
  • Game Room
  • Lounges on every floor
  • Pet friendly (20 lbs. and under)

Bedroom Types:

  • 1 bedroom
  • Accessible

Community of Quality:

Essex Co-op is proud to be recognized as a NAHMA Communities of Quality Corporate Partner. This designation is for multifamily properties that have achieved a high standard of excellence in the way they are managed, the services they provide residents, the experience and training of personnel, and other criteria.


Co-op Details

1000 Franklin Ave, Essex
MD, 21221
For day-to-day business:
(410) 391-7616
For co-op details and tours:
(410) 391-2750
To apply:
(800) 362-0548

Floor Plans

  • 1-Bedroom Floor Plan


Application availability

  • 1-Bedroom: Waitlist Open

  • Accessible: Waitlist Open

  • Under Age Accessible: Waitlist Open


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