Westchester County Department of Planning Produces a Databook which compares taxes. Page 117 shows the 2007 Full Value Tax Rates for One, Two and Three-Family Houses in the County. The school districts with the lowest effective tax rates are in some of the most expensive neighborhoods.
The point is property taxes do not determine whether you are getting good value for your dollar. It all depends on your family budget and what services you are getting for your tax dollar. Sit with a realtor and go over your priorities before you walk down this path.
If you would like to sit down and discuss lower Westchester...AskRey.
Rey Hollingsworth Falu
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Houlihan Lawrence - Bronxville
What you should figure out is what kind of school system you will be getting in each particular town or city and if you will be using it, if you need to send the kids to private schools than you have to add that in to your costs.