The formula is pretty complicated on how your property taxes are figured but some of the factors are if its your primary residence, the location, school district, etc. Union County is also rather inexpensive compared to Mecklenburg to the North and likewise to South Carolina, its worth the commute.
I agree with Jonathan. York County, SC is right on the STATE Line of NC by Charlotte, NC. Jobs are fantastic in the Charlotte vicinity and in any direction from there. I live in York County. Our State just did a property tax reform that we VOTED for last year and it went into effect this year. They state increased its sales tax by ONE RED PENNY .....and cut all homeowner occupied homes property taxes drastically.
The only problem is that whatever the taxes PAID on a home this year may not be the same next year IF the house is sold. The new tax rate is going to be based on the SALE/ PURCHASE price of the home.
However, it is still the best deal around in my opinion. Just ask anyone that lives in the NC area.....how their property taxes are....versus SC....and the People that are paying these outrageous taxes will be the first to tell you MOVE TO SOUTH CAROLINA.....Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Rock Hill, Lake Wylie are all within 10-30 minutes from uptown Charlotte, NC....You can drive 30 minutes from one side of Charlotte to the other easily....so why not live where it is cheaper???
If you would like some information on York County, please visit my website listed below and click on my LINKS about York County. good Luck in your search! I would be happy to help you.
We currenly live in Indian Trail and after almost 10 months of research are considering moving into the Weddington or Marvin schools for our youngsters so we will not feel the need to place them in private schools! Originally from DE and VA.