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Essex is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. The population was 39,262 at the 2010 census.

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I feel that our seniors stay to themselves, we really do not know if they need help. We either see them or we don't, the next thing we know they're off to a nursing home
People care about good transportation.
I consider this community age friendly because like said above, the general livability. Far as there are many apartment and townhome complexes available included with playground areas, recreational facilities. The community offer events for adults and children to engage in, such as activities, giveaways, games, food and creativities. Also the schools in the area are brilliant and very big on learning education. There's jobs available all through the community along with transportation that travels in and out of the community.
I see older people get piced up and taking to places
most of the areas in essex are quite and no crime rates

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How did Maryland earn the grade of D+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Maryland has a state sales tax of 6.00%. Of particular interest is that Maryland does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are taxes imposed on inheritance. Maryland has an effective property tax rate of 1.10%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Maryland earned its state tax grade of D+.

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