With that said Burlington County is a little more reasonable and so is Gloucester County.. All these areas offer something the others don't. It could be the proximity to access commuting roads... Depending where you want to commute to is the big question. Burlington County and Gloucester County offer a wide variety of construction that will dazzle anyone's appeal.
How close do you want to be to major shopping areas... Nowhere in NJ is too far but areas like Cherry Hill are right there.
Taxes in NJ are high. But if it were so difficult to live here, why do so many want to move here and continue to live here? We remain a very desirable place to live.
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Property taxes in New Jersey are the highest among all the states in the country (as measured by percent of home value paid for median home value in the state). Since Colorado is in the bottom expense quartile among states with respect to property taxes, I can understand your shell shock. Or put another way, property taxes in New Jersey work out to about $2,645 per capita vs. $1,722 in Colorado.
While we are on the subject of sobering tax news, Camden County has the 24th highest property taxes among the 2,922 counties in the United States. But don't be fooled by real estate agents who (like mine did when I moved here from out of state) might tell you that property taxes are lower in neighboring Burlington County - Burlington County's property taxes are the 23rd highest among the 2,922 counties.
So the tax climate is a drawback to New Jersey relative to Colorado. But, believe it or not, there are benefits to living in New Jersey too!
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Thank you for your question.
Yes, taxes are high but try to see the whole picture. There are some areas with lower taxes than others. New Jersey is a great state to live in. Short drive to Philadelphia. driving distance from NYC and Washington DC, great places to go on vacation at the Shore and an hour drive to the Pocono Mountains in PA if you like to ski.
You will be welcome in NJ.
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The home you referenced at 2 Wilderness Way is around the corner from me. We have some of the highest taxes in the township.
There are certainly cheaper places to live but I would have difficulty leaving my area. I live in Cherry Hill and we have so much shopping, restaurants and the super fast commute to Philadelphia and even New York City. Both my children went to school here and I was very pleased with their educational experience. Lots of websites are out there on the towns, I linked Cherry Hill for you to start.
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Thanks for your question and it is not a surprising one from someone coming from your area. Seeing taxes as high as they are in Camden County can be a bit of a shock and I am sympathetic. However, residents Camden County and much of our South Jersey area enjoy wonderful, award-winning schools and a very diverse and satisfying lifestyle. Depending on the value of the home you would be looking for, I am sure you can find some great homes with taxes well under $25,000. Also, if you will be working in Camden County or even in Philadelphia, you might consider a home in neighboring Burlington County where the property taxes are generally a little less while still enjoying excellent schools, amenities and community. I have been a long time resident of Camden County and would be happy to answer any of your specific questions. Best of luck on your pending move!
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I'm not going to sugar coat it. Taxes are high in NJ. But gas is cheap. :). I moved to NJ from NY about 10 years ago. Taxes are worse in NY. Just the honest truth for you.