Realtor Warren Reynolds writes:
The Boston Globe provided a lot of data on suburban property tax burdens in Greater Boston in a recent article on how home buyers look at property taxes, public school rankings and quality of life issues when choosing where to live in suburban Massachusetts.
Curiously, the article fails to highlight the Town of Franklin when it reviews communities in the suburbs popular with buyers for offering low taxes, good schools and a great quality of life. But in data buried at the bottom of the article, you can find that Franklin’s average real estate tax burden is gratifyingly low. Property taxes are a lot lower in Franklin than in most other communities in the I-495 region!
|Real estate tax burden and high school test scores by MA community|
Warren continues to write his detailed analysis:
Where the Globe went astray in skipping over Franklin in the article was in failing to recognize that Franklin High School recently posted stellar scores in the annual performance tests mandated for all Massachusetts high schools by the Commonwealth. The chart at the top of this post is my attempt to set the record straight: when you compare suburban towns by both average property tax burdens and high school test scores, you see that Franklin offers an enviable combination of low property taxes and a top performing high school. Franklin High’s test scores edge out high schools in such prestige towns as Sudbury, Concord, Carlisle and Lincoln, while the average property tax in those towns is more than double what you pay in Franklin!
If you live in Franklin, MA, you get superior schools and low property taxes along with an award-winning community (including Safest City in the US), lots ofgreen space for recreation and a commute that is made all the easier by the town’s TWO commuter rail stations and TWO interchanges on I-495. In terms of taxes, schools and quality of life, it’s a dream setup for home buyers!
Continue reading the article on Warren's 02038.com page. He has more charts and good info touting Franklin! http://www.02038.com/2015/02/franklin-low-taxes-top-high-school/
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