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PROPERTY TAXES

Gloucester City in the Top 30 with the Highest; Brooklawn in the Top 30 with the Lowest

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews

 

The Top 30 Communities in New Jersey with the Highest Property Taxes

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NJ Advance Media released an article recently regarding the 30 communities in the state of New Jersey with the highest property tax rate. Keep in mind that there are 565 towns/cities in the entire state. So to be listed in the top 30, in this case, is not something to brag about.

Residents living in any of those 30 communities should call their mayor and city council/commissioners and demand they explain why they are paying more in taxes than 500 plus other communities in this state.

Ask why other communities can function with less money?

Ask when was the last time your taxes didn't increase?

 

According to NJ Advance Media, last year New Jersey's average property tax bill of $9,112 was the highest-in-the-nation.

Listed are just five of those 30 cities.  Below is a link to the full article where you'll find the names of the other 25. 

23. Gloucester City

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WONDER WHY TAXES ARE SO HIGH?--The Gloucester City School Board this past December spent $1.3 Million to install synthetic turf on the school's football field; a few years ago they also spent $1 million to build a football field with synthetic turf at the district's Middle School, even though there are no elementary football teams in South Jersey  (CNBNews photo)

 

A city that is so poor that it qualifies to be an Urban Enterprize Zone, one of only 32 in the state. It is so poor it qualifies to be an ABBOTT District, only 30 other school districts in the state have that unwanted distinction.  Another ranking you don't want is being named a City with one of the highest property taxes in the state. Unfortunately, Gloucester City has that label too. NJ Advance Media ranks it at Number 23, out of 30.

In December, the City School Board approved a $1.3 million contract for a synthetic football field and running track at the high school. READ ARTICLE

Gloucester City received $1 million-plus recently from the federal government's stimulus bill. Maybe this years' tax bill will actually go down. 

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The equalized tax rate in Gloucester, Camden County, was $4.343 in 2020

The average equalized tax rate in Camden County: $3.470

The tax rate on homeowners’ bills: $4.498

Average property value: $107,496

Average property tax bill: $4,835

20. Mount Ephraim

The equalized tax rate in Mount Ephraim Borough, Camden County, was $4.442 in 2020

Average equalized tax rate in Camden County: $3.470

Tax rate on homeowners’ bills: $4.745

Average property value: $145,244

Average property tax bill: $6,891

18. National Park

The equalized tax rate in National Park Borough, Gloucester County, was $4.446in 2020

Average equalized tax rate in Gloucester County: $3.212

Tax rate on homeowners’ bills: $$4.500

Average property value: $138,039

Average property tax bill: $6,211

17. Westville

The equalized tax rate in Westville Borough, Gloucester County, was $4.502 in 2020

The average equalized tax rate in Gloucester County: $3.212

The tax rate on homeowners’ bills: $4.662

Average property value: $125,322

Average property tax bill: $5,842

3. Audubon Park

The equalized tax rate in Audubon Park Borough, Camden County, was $6.311 in 2020

The average equalized tax rate in Camden County: $3.470

The tax rate on homeowners’ bills: $6.319

Average property value: $41,483

Average property tax bill: $2,621

 

READ THE FULL LIST HERE

 

THE TOP 30 TOWNS in New Jersey WITH THE LOWEST PROPERTY TAXES

 

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Last month NJ Advance Media released a list of the 30 top communities with the lowest tax rates. That is quite an accomplishment and one to be proud of. Residents in those communities should also call their mayor and council members/commissioners and thank them for doing such a great job in a state that is known to have the unwanted reputation of having the highest taxes in the nation. 

 

Listed are just five of those communities. A link with the full list is below.

 

28. Brooklawn

At $4,409, Brooklawn, in Camden County, has one of the lowest average property tax bills in New Jersey. Tax bills here increased by an average of $22 from 2019 to 2020.

 

26. Paulsboro

The average real estate tax bill in Paulsboro was $4,379. It is the only Gloucester County community to make the list.

 

20. North Wildwood

This Jersey Shore city in Cape May County had an average property tax bill of $4,140.

 

6. Audubon Park Borough

The average property tax bill in Audubon Park Borough, Camden County, was $2,621 last year, a $47 increase. In 2019, the average property tax bill was $2,574.

 

2. Camden

The average property tax bill in Camden increased $83 to $1,811 in 2020. Homeowners here paid an average of $1,710 in 2018, compared with $1,665 in 2017.

The average home value in 2020 was $56,961.

 

Read The Full List Here

 

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