NY’S PROPERTY-TAX TOPPER – New York Post
New York state has just landed the dubious distinction of having the county with the highest property taxes in the nation, according to a new Census Bureau study released yesterday.
Westchester homeowners paid a whopping median $8,422 in taxes last year, leaping from their previous third-place spot to bump the formerly No. 1 ranked Hunterdon County in New Jersey.
Hunterdon settled in second place for 2007, with an $8,224 median tax bill.
Nassau County, which had been No. 2 in 2006, was left still nipping at Hunterdon’s heels, coming in third with an $8,153 median, according to the review of updated Census data as part of the American Community Survey.
The national property-tax median is a paltry $1,838 by comparison.
Everyone knows that one of the great advantages of living in California, aside from diversity, open minds, smart people, coasts, and great weather is… low property taxes.
And this article proves it!
Have you ever heard of anyone paying $8,224 in property taxes here in California? Oh wait… everyone who buys in the Real Bay Area does.
Well… look who has better schools and services!!! Oh… wait…. Westchester does.
Fine, but do they have great mass transit… or great sports teams… or sushi?
Do they have great weather and nerds who looooooooooooove to go hiking?
Bay Area wins again! Woot!