Why are property taxes so high in West Chester, OH? Thanks in advance for your time!

Asked by Kim, Vancouver, WA Fri May 2, 2008

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James Gordon…, Agent, Hamilton, OH
Sun May 4, 2008
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Kim no problem when I moved to Liberty Township we had just under 4000 residents. That was just about 13 years ago. The population of Liberty is now over 34,000 and half the land is still agricultural.
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James Gordon…, Agent, Hamilton, OH
Sat May 3, 2008
The area has had tremedous growth over the last 10 years so schools have had to be built to take care of all the young people. Out of the 92.31 mills in West Chester township 65.34 go to Lakota schools. If you are looking at West Chester Mason schools the tax rate is 111.19 mills and the schools get 83.45.
10.45 mills are called "inside" millage and go to the county for needed services that are not voted on like most counties in Ohio.
At some point the schools will be paid for and the property taxes will drop but at this point we just put 4 new schools up last year and 2 more coming for the 2008-2009 school year.
By the way if Liberty Township and West Chester Township joined and incorporated into a city it would be the 7th largest city in Ohio.
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Chad Shircli…, Agent, Mason, OH
Wed Jun 19, 2013
No City tax like many of the surrounding areas.
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Poonam Bhard…, Agent, West Chester, OH
Thu Aug 28, 2008
To keep up the excellent rating of the school system, we have to invest money as higher taxes.
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why the ratings are 6, 7 & 8 for the schools, why not 10??
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Kim, Home Buyer, Vancouver, WA
Sat May 3, 2008
Thanks! You rock for answering so fully!
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