Essex provides quality apartment homes in premier locations all along the West Coast. We are committed to serving our residents with the highest standards of service and offer a number of programs to enhance your stay at an Essex community. Whether you require a home that is pet friendly, desire flexibility in your lease terms, or seek a home provided by an organization that is dedicated to sustainability, rest assured that Essex will deliver a community that meets your needs.
Flexible Lease Terms
You call the shots at Essex. Stay as long as you like, choose the perfect move-in date, choose the best lease term for you! At Essex, flexible lease terms allow you the choice to choose the move-in date and term that best fits your needs.
Be prepared to participate in Dress Your Pet Day. We welcome your Chihuahua. Parade your pup as blue-caped Superhero! Discover the benefits of a community that invites your cats and dogs to explore and relax in the comfort of your new home. Essex offers apartment living that is pet friendly, giving you the peace of mind to select a preferred location. Some breed restrictions apply, please contact our leasing office for further details.
Earth Day, every day.
Caring for the community we all call home.
In every expertly managed and beautifully maintained Essex apartment community, you’ll find evidence of our commitment to caring for the larger community of our earth. It’s an effort that also adds value by reducing operating costs, and benefits residents who share our commitment to sustaining our environment.
We use smart irrigation systems, drought-tolerant native plants and efficient plumbing fixtures to control and reduce water consumption. We conserve energy as well, using everything from efficient lighting and thermal windows to upgraded insulation and ENERGY STAR® appliances.
We don’t just conserve energy – we keep adding ways to renew it such as installing solar panels, solar-heating our pools and purchasing wind-sourced energy.
We have numerous programs that monitor and manage utility expenses, and we conduct regular audits to minimize energy usage and rates.
In addition to promoting recycling throughout our communities and corporate offices, we also encourage composting, offer safe disposal of hazardous waste and have reduced the use of plastic water bottles.
We’re working to lessen automobile pollution, beginning with our choice of communities that are conveniently located near public transportation and basic services. Some communities also offer ZipCars, electric car charging stations and bicycle storage to encourage bicycling over driving.
We’re actively working to improve indoor air quality and eliminate harsh chemicals, including providing smoke-free areas, using no- or low-VOC paints, mandating green cleaning products, and installing carpets that are Green Label Plus certified.
We seek state-level or national recognition with most of our new construction projects, and many of our communities are already Gold or Silver LEED certified or GreenPoint Rated.* We were further honored to receive the 2011 Environmental Leadership Emerald award from the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association.
We encourage you to join in our conservation efforts, spread the word among your friends and, if you’re a resident, give us an opportunity to address any problems or implement your suggestions. Together we can make the earth a better place to live for all of us.
*LEED is a nationally recognized program established by the U.S. Green Building Council to encourage the design of environmentally responsible buildings. GreenPoint Rated is California-specific program through Build It Green, which encourages healthy, energy- and resource-efficient building practices in the state.