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Welcome to Essex

A testament to Preferred Living's vision for raising the bar, Essex is nestled slightly off the beaten path in Grandview. Modern amenities combine with contemporary yet charming accents in your suite to give you a distinctly boutique collection experience. Through our exceptional service and meticulous attention to detail our dedicated team enhances and elevates every aspect of daily life.
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Come enjoy monthly resident events, stroll through our pet friendly community with your favorite furry companion, or have a day out on the town in Columbus, OH. We know you deserve the very best in apartment living, and our community is designed specifically to ensure you dont just lease, you live.

Take a look at our photo gallery and schedule your appointment or drop by and visit us for your personal tour today!


The first of Preferred Living's Boutique line, Essex - was designed as a lavish hideaway, and you definitely get that sense. Its posh, yet intimate and inviting with a rich textured brick exterior. As you progress into the decked out Clubhouse space featuring lovely seating areas, privatized business stations, and a fitness center you quickly realize youll have all you need to live well. When you are ready to refuel, the complimentary Starbucks bar will be waiting. Head outside to The Outdoor Entertainment Lounge to grill with neighbors or enjoy a book by the fire-pit with the flick of a switch.

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Welcome to Grandview! Step outside your luxurious apartment to discover the rich experiences Grandview can offer. This walkable, bikeable neighborhood, just two miles from downtown Columbus and its major highways, is one of Columbus most beloved areas. A hybrid of urban flair and neighborhood warmth, Grandviews vibe is at the same time laid-back and buzzing with energy. Stroll the wide, tree-lined sidewalks of Grandview Avenue amid the hum of caf-table chatter. The eclectic mix of restaurants here have consistently been recognized by critics and diners alike for their cuisine, ambience, and outstanding attention to detail.

  • Elementary School: Cranbrook Elementary
  • Middle School: Ridgeview Middle School
  • High School: Centennial High School


Essex cant wait to host you, your friends, and your new neighbors for wine tastings, cookouts, and even game nights! We want you to feel at home in your suite and in the Clubhouse! Join us for several opportunities to meet new neighbors and have some fun. We will see you soon!

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