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Compare your town's property taxes

Posted by Your Town  January 14, 2008 08:32 AM

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Property taxes skyrocketed over the last decade in Massachusetts. On average, property taxes on a single family home in Franklin went up 36 percent since 2000. Lexington's jumped 76 percent, and Wellesley's a similar amount. Scituate's increased nearly 40 percent.

To find out the average increase in your town, go to this chart created by the Globe's Matt Carroll.

In the suburbs west of Boston, you can see that property tax increases this year vary widely, according to a Globe West story by Ralph Ranalli.

Taxes on lake front property in Groton, though, is headed in one direction -- up. That's according to this story in Globe NorthWest.

"This is outrageous," said Alexander Woodle of Groton, who said his house valuation skyrocketed 53 percent for the current fiscal year following the townwide tri-annual revaluation. "We think the system is flawed."

And in the suburbs north of Boston, property taxes are likely to jump a few hundred dollars this year, according to this story by Kathy McCabe.

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About override central Coverage of Prop 21/2 override campaigns in more than 30 communities in Greater Boston.
Christine Wallgren is a correspondent in the Globe South bureau.
David Dahl is the Globe's regional editor.
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