I want to move to North Carolina. Where's the lowest property tax locatiopn?

Asked by Anne, New York, NY Sun Sep 30, 2007

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Jonathan Osm…, Agent, Charlotte, NC
Mon Oct 1, 2007
South Carolina. Here in the Charlotte area, many home buyers find it worth the extra few miles to commute from Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Rock Hill, Clover and Lake Wylie into Charlotte to save hundreds each year. In fact, South Carolina just lowered their property tax rates and increased their sales tax.

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.
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Millersharon…, Home Buyer, New York, NY
Tue Jan 26, 2016
I'm looking for that myself. I can tell you that the HIGHEST property tax location is Scotland County at 1.03 - also the highest unemployment and second highest in violent crime. We're looking to relocate.
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Diane Cannel…, , Fayetteville, NC
Sun Jun 13, 2010
It depends where in NC you want to be, Fayetteville NC is a great place to live you are 1 1/2 hrs from the ocean and 4hrs from the mountains not only the home of the 82nd Airborne division. Surrounding towns have great property tax rates and its a growing city. Give me a call if your thinking Fayetteville
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Sandy McAlpi…, Agent, Cornelius, NC
Sat Oct 11, 2008
Denver, NC has a very low tax base if you are buying in the county only, and you have great access to Hwy 77 into Charlotte and are right next to Lake Norman with over 500 Miles of shoreline! You can search properties on my website http://www.sandyisyouragent.com
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Hi, I am interested in moving this summer. I am a teacher and my husband is a correction officer, we have horses too and would love to live somewhere where there are lakes and forests?
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Kimberly Gaf…, , Rock Hill, SC
Wed Jan 2, 2008
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.

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Roger Kenney, , 27518
Sun Dec 30, 2007
hello,i would agree that WIlmington has the lowest taxes and one of the most appreciating areas in the nation due to the diverse and stable economy..What a great location you can be 5 minutes to great beaches and 5 minutes to a vibrant cool developing downtown for a great price.I would love to assist you if you have further questions Roger Kenney
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John Horton, Agent, Wilmington, NC
Wed Oct 17, 2007
Best bang for the buck is Wilmington. The rate is .72 which includes wilmington and county taxes. Wilmington is booming. Heard of the Milken Index? Wilmington is # 2 in the US.

John Horton
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Dee Roe, , Southport, NC
Fri Oct 12, 2007
Where in NC would you like to move? Property taxes throughout the state are very low, compared to the rest of the country? If you are interested in moving to Brunswick county, feel free to contact me.
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Lynda, Home Buyer, North Carolina
Tue Oct 2, 2007
Hello, To specifically answer your question the lowest taxes I have found in NC near Charlotte is Union County with the tax rate being .62 per 100. It is the lowest area with the best schools. You can find better schools in the slightly higher taxed areas of Union County. If schools are important, they are rated better in southern union county which has slightly higher tax rates. The best schools seem to be Weddington, Elem., Middle & High as well as Sandy Ridge Elem. and possibly the new, non-ranked Marvin Middle & High which just opened this Fall. Schools are also very good in some of the south mecklenburg county area. Taxes may be going up soon, however, as they often do, but it will still take awhile until this area (Union County) catches up with the rest. There are good schools in the Denver & Lake Norman area and I believe, the best SC schools are in the Fort Mill & Clover Districts but it is hard to compare from SC to NC because they rank differently.

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.

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Catherine Ox…, , Charlotte, NC
Tue Oct 2, 2007
Hello from beautiful North Carolina! I found your question so compelling I had to answer. EVERY place in NC has low taxes if you are coming from the Northeast or West Coast! I am partial to Charlotte as I am a city girl, but the Asheville area in the mountains is lovely, Wilmington on our coast is sensational! Take a couple of days to visit our pretty, pretty state. ANY choice you make will be right!
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