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Old 07-17-2018, 05:54 PM
 
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Its not like you get a lot to show for it with property taxes. roads are a mess, streets barely cleaned, public schools are bad. At least in LI/NJ you have good schools and a clean neighborhood.

Ill take higher taxes for better schools, cheaper than 30-40k a year on private school

We've been down this road before, and anyone considering buying a home knows the deal.


You can remain in NYC and pay lower property taxes, but schools, roads and everything else you mentioned basically stink. That and or you have to choose carefully and even then make concessions. That is sending your kid to private school while dealing with the hot mess that is NYC roads/infrastructure.


Or, you can move out to parts of NJ, Westchester, LI and pay *MORE* in property taxes but have access to excellent schools, healthcare, and other amenities.
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Old 07-17-2018, 05:59 PM
 
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Its not like you get a lot to show for it with property taxes. roads are a mess, streets barely cleaned, public schools are bad. At least in LI/NJ you have good schools and a clean neighborhood.

Ill take higher taxes for better schools, cheaper than 30-40k a year on private school
Cleanliness of a neighborhood and quality of zoned schools (primary and middle) vary greatly depending on the neighborhood, no?
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:03 PM
 
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Cleanliness of a neighborhood and quality of zoned schools (primary and middle) vary greatly depending on the neighborhood, no?
To an extent yes; but if you make things too nice in your area out come the SJWs who will attempt to push in all sorts in name of "equality".
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:41 PM
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Single and two family homeowners in New York City are some of if the most coddled in entire state property tax wise. You only have to compare similar properties in parts of LI, NJ and Westchester to see what crushing property taxes truly look like.


Yet even with all the baked in cake incentives plenty still moan about needing property tax "relief".
Do you own property in the city? I'm just curious.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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South Florida is NYC's 6th borough/retire place so that should count in changing this poll.
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:50 PM
 
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Yea but I have a nice size yard and no one can tell me I can't have my two dogs. I'm on a quiet street and have a two family house where my Mother has the first floor apt. and my taxes are under 5,000. I like the advantages.
there are lots of non financial reasons why a house is nice to have . but financial reasons are not always going to be a win .
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:51 PM
 
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We've been down this road before, and anyone considering buying a home knows the deal.


You can remain in NYC and pay lower property taxes, but schools, roads and everything else you mentioned basically stink. That and or you have to choose carefully and even then make concessions. That is sending your kid to private school while dealing with the hot mess that is NYC roads/infrastructure.


Or, you can move out to parts of NJ, Westchester, LI and pay *MORE* in property taxes but have access to excellent schools, healthcare, and other amenities.
don't forget we have a city income tax .
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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To an extent yes; but if you make things too nice in your area out come the SJWs who will attempt to push in all sorts in name of "equality".
Not if you live on the South Shore of Staten Island. There are huge benefits to living in a place that young lefties hate! My kidís school (actually two schools) are both very good, and will remain that way at least until high school. Even then, our public schools are definitely good enough to choose over private school costs. I did go to private school, but I got a scholarship. Would have never happened without it.

As Iíve said a million times before, Iíd never live in another part of this city. Not a chance. When I leave this area, it will be to move far away, but I am open to keeping this house for my kids if they plan to stay in NYC.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:05 PM
 
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Do you own property in the city? I'm just curious.

Own property elsewhere, but not in NYC. Crunched those numbers years ago and it didn't then nor now make sense. Besides what does owning or not in NY have to do with anything?


Anyone with a decent education and enough sense can run the calculations and make decisions.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:10 PM
 
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Not if you live on the South Shore of Staten Island. There are huge benefits to living in a place that young lefties hate! My kidís school (actually two schools) are both very good, and will remain that way at least until high school. Even then, our public schools are definitely good enough to choose over private school costs. I did go to private school, but I got a scholarship. Would have never happened without it.

As Iíve said a million times before, Iíd never live in another part of this city. Not a chance. When I leave this area, it will be to move far away, but I am open to keeping this house for my kids if they plan to stay in NYC.
We're all on Todt Hill, Rosebank, Bulls Head and Silver Lake. With a smattering around Westerleigh.


But yes, agree with you that South Shore is a great place to own/raise a family. Didn't they just open that nice new TOL public elementary school out by you?


Public high schools on SI starting declining in quality when city got rid of zoning IMHO.
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