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Nov 1, 2013 12:45PM
Nantuckets biggest joke. They claim to have to lowest property tax rate in the state of MA. If you look at the MILLAGE RATE this is true, but you are paying this low rate on value estimates of property SO ARTIFICIALLY INFLATED that if the town were to bring the tax rate closer to the state norm all but the wealthiest "summer cottage" owners would leave.
Nov 1, 2013 12:06PM
If you were to compare..... lot size and price per square foot.... of only single family homes in Newport Beach's 92663 zip code on the beach in California it would beat out almost everyone on the list. A 1750 sq ft lot on the beach is worth over $3 to $4 million dollars just the raw land. On the bay side over $4 to 6 million and up for the same size lot. It would be interesting if you were to weight the value of the lot size sq footage with the house sq. footage TOGETHER (or separate)  vs. just the land and house as one and its median sales price. These top 20 are terrific but you would have much different answers as to land value or square footage value...
Nov 1, 2013 12:05PM
No thank you, to any and all of these locations.
Nov 1, 2013 11:40AM
Where's all the Washington DC suburbs?
Nov 1, 2013 10:44AM
What about Camden, NJ. It's a waterfront wonderland!!!!
Nov 1, 2013 10:43AM
This list is a joke. Look up real estate  in Nantucket, MA. (02554) I was a firefighter/EMT there for years, served my community, and I could not afford to RENT AN APARTMENT let alone consider buying a home. The AVERAGE 3BR Family home under 1800SF is up to about $2 million.
Nov 1, 2013 10:28AM
Really?  A house for $100 million? Really?  What do you get for $100 million?
Nov 1, 2013 10:18AM
Nov 1, 2013 9:45AM
Something to think about;   California and New York have the highest taxes in the U.S. on everything and yet have more millionaires who can afford these mansions than any state in the U.S.  I include New Jersey since it is across the river from NYC.   Mitt Romney is tearing down a mansion at La Jolla to build a bigger mansion.   He, like the rest of the multi millionaires, could care less about the taxes it seems.  Please understand I am not complaining about MItt Romney.  He is no different than Al Gore with both having millions.   It is just the way it is in the U.S.  It does worry me that in the long run the U.S. may end up being split between the extremely wealthy and the poor.   That is the stuff that revolutions are made of and I do not like the idea of revolutions.  
Nov 1, 2013 8:29AM
What is the purpose of this story to the average working class American or retired American who just makes ends meet, pick another subject, try how to make great meals out of cat and dog food, how to be able to go the grocery store and by something you can afford just to get by on, like beans, cheap sardines, saltine crackers and just once in a while a nice chunk of cheese!!!!  Give that story a whirl!!!!!!!!!!!! 
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