Winchester Patch recently published a chart listing the 2013 residential tax rate for 27 communities in the area, and some readers suggested that because home values differ from town to town, it'd be better to compare the average home tax bill between communities.
To that end, below is a new chart listing the average single family tax bill for each community, along with the average value of a single family home in each city or town and that municipality's residential tax rate. (Note that five communities included on the previous chart—Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Malden and Somerville—did not have their average single family tax bill available on the state Division of Local Services website.)
Winchester's residential tax rate for this year was on the lower end on the last chart; however, Winchester ranks on the high end on the new chart with an average single family tax bill of $9,839, between Andover and Belmont.
The lowest average home tax bill out of the 23 communities surveyed is in Woburn at $3,553, while the highest average home tax bill belongs to Lexington at $10,906.
Check the chart below to see comparisons between communities. For more information from other communities, see the attached PDF, which contains the average single family tax bill for communities from 2003 through 2013.
2013 Average Single Family Tax Bill By Municipality
Information taken from the state Division of Local Services. All numbers for 2013. In order from lowest average single family tax bill to highest.
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