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Old 12-21-2011, 10:10 AM
 
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Just took some looks. Spend the same money to buy a house, but you have to pay more property tax in these areas.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Kings Park, NY
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Because Nassau County is one of the richest countys in the nation per capita income.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Just took some looks. Spend the same money to buy a house, but you have to pay more property tax in these areas.
Here's some reasons for Syosset's high property taxes:


Syosset school compensation

* $506,322: Carole Hankin, superintendent
* $382,382: Jeffrey Streitman, deputy superintendent
** $238,221: Joseph LaMelza, assistant superintendent
$145,114: Dean Strohmayer, gym teacher
$129,818: Jeffrey Rozran, English teacher

*Includes fringe benefits, retirement funds, perks
** Includes fringe benefits



Read more: Syosset school superintendent gets $500,000 pay package - NYPOST.com

I am sure the employees of the school districts serving the other areas you mentioned are not far behind.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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SeeThroughNY :: Home may be of some help in answering your question.

All things being equal, you pay a big premium for the same house in those three districts.

The main reason taxes are higher is they spend more than the rest of LI on their Schools... And all three have relatively few commercial properties to draw tax revenues from.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Nassau County
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Here's some reasons for Syosset's high property taxes:


Syosset school compensation

* $506,322: Carole Hankin, superintendent
* $382,382: Jeffrey Streitman, deputy superintendent
** $238,221: Joseph LaMelza, assistant superintendent
$145,114: Dean Strohmayer, gym teacher
$129,818: Jeffrey Rozran, English teacher

*Includes fringe benefits, retirement funds, perks
** Includes fringe benefits



Read more: Syosset school superintendent gets $500,000 pay package - NYPOST.com

I am sure the employees of the school districts serving the other areas you mentioned are not far behind.
LOL! I knew someone was going to post this. I was actually took a good look at syosset a few years ago. I really liked the area, It was frustrated because I could afford the cost of a home there, but was pretty much priced out due to the taxes. I definitely understand what the OP is saying.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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^^ This goes for anyone for any place on the island tho.

The house payment is doable...its the extra 1 k a month in taxes that kills it.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:47 PM
 
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^^ This goes for anyone for any place on the island tho.

The house payment is doable...its the extra 1 k a month in taxes that kills it.
Pretty much. Even the districts with the lowest taxes you're paying $600 a month.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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The above posts hit the nail on the head, and the PC response is simply because the schools reap the benefits of those high property taxes, and the majority of households in those areas tend to be people earning very high salaries.

The non PC response? No blacks.(and/or a very low percentage of them). These towns have a rep for having lots of "rich Jews". (like I said, its not PC but its the cold truth).
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:54 AM
 
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[quote=LegalDiva;22224240]The above posts hit the nail on the head, and the PC response is simply because the schools reap the benefits of those high property taxes, and the majority of households in those areas tend to be people earning very high salaries.


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Old 12-22-2011, 08:31 AM
 
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The people in those towns apparently have no problem paying their educators that much money, given that they vote in favor of the budget every year.
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