Why are property taxes so much higher in Westchester County NY than in Fairfield County CT?
October 27, 2012 3:37 PM Subscribe
Why are property taxes in Westchester County, NY so much higher than in Fairfield County, CT?
posted by xo to Law & Government (10 answers total)
A house listed in Bronxville, NY for $539,000 (1874 sq ft, 3 bd, 1.5 bath, built 1929) has property taxes of $16,072 per year.
A house sold in Greenwich, CT for $565,000 (2010 sq ft, 3 bd, 3 bath, built 1930) has property taxes of $5430 per year.
Side question: some homes for sale in Westchester County list that their taxes are in the process of being "grieved". Typically, how much lower can they be shifted if successfully grieved?