The Essex House is a small charming gated complex in a suburban environment that is on the edge of the urban fringe. The light brick buildings with red shutters and brick chimneys provide a Victorian feel. The landscaping is mature and distinguished in this older community with multiple old growth trees. The community is cozy and reminiscent of England as depicted in Mary Poppins. The property management company owns both this complex and the Gael across the street. As such, the Essex is able to use the amenities within either complex. The floor plans are a decent size for the age of the community but the Essex offers minimal storage space that is built into the floor plans.