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Old 09-21-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY.
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I see a lot of people posting & complaining about the high property taxes on LI. I've lived here all my life and a few years ago I was considering relocating to escape the high cost of living. I work in Manhattan so I looked for areas within an hour form the city. What I found was the following. Westchester has higher taxes, Rockland County higher, Orange county the same, NJ the same, CT the same or slightly lower. These were homes comparable to what I have now. 4 bedroom Col. on 1 acre Taxes $13,350.00. It seems that at one time we did have higher taxes but now the surrounding areas have caught up.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:21 AM
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I see a lot of people posting & complaining about the high property taxes on LI. I've lived here all my life and a few years ago I was considering relocating to escape the high cost of living. I work in Manhattan so I looked for areas within an hour form the city. What I found was the following. Westchester has higher taxes, Rockland County higher, Orange county the same, NJ the same, CT the same or slightly lower. These were homes comparable to what I have now. 4 bedroom Col. on 1 acre Taxes $13,350.00. It seems that at one time we did have higher taxes but now the surrounding areas have caught up.
Well, yes...the designation is dependent on what/where you're comparing it to. Compared to other high tax areas LI doesn't have high taxes. Compared to a national avg. it does have high taxes. Its all relative.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY.
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Exactly and the reason for it is it's close proximity to Manhattan where people can earn an above average wage.
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Wallens Ridge
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I see a lot of people posting & complaining about the high property taxes on LI. I've lived here all my life and a few years ago I was considering relocating to escape the high cost of living. I work in Manhattan so I looked for areas within an hour form the city. What I found was the following. Westchester has higher taxes, Rockland County higher, Orange county the same, NJ the same, CT the same or slightly lower. These were homes comparable to what I have now. 4 bedroom Col. on 1 acre Taxes $13,350.00. It seems that at one time we did have higher taxes but now the surrounding areas have caught up.
Wait, your're just figuring out that when you live in a suburb outside of NYC ( or even a different state within a 60 mile radius) your going to pay more in taxes Thanks for that info
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Old 09-21-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY.
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I'm just pointing out that when you compare apples to apples LI taxes are comparable to the surrounding tri-state areas. If you can relocate to another part of the country and retain your current salary of course you will be able to live better (excluding leaving family and friends). Most people simply can't find a Job earning what they earn here in the areas of the country with low cost housing. That is why it's cheaper there to begin with.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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I think you make some valid points. People are quick to bash LI but all the surrounding areas are no better tax wise. You may just get a bit more for your $ in NJ though, thats all.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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Exactly and the reason for it is it's close proximity to Manhattan where people can earn an above average wage.
That is eaten up by above average costs for many essentials.
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:21 AM
 
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Having to pay $12,000 for a half-acre in Manorville seems high to me.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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Having to pay $12,000 for a half-acre in Manorville seems high to me.
Thats about right.

Its prolly a bit more in Dix Hills.

Similar housing stock, but more rural.
Larger plots on LI come at a premium.As well they should.

I think we leave tax money on the table with our Waterfronts.
We should be collecting much much more there.
(Like a 2-3x premium)

Crooks
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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Wow, never thought i'd see the day where people think the high taxes they pay are "OK".
You poeple are obviously insane.
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