Property taxes make a big difference in your monthly payment and are a big expense of owning a home. Comparing the highest and lowest rate in Chester County for a property assessed around $125,000 the difference is $284/mo using the 2 examples below. To get the yearly property taxes you multiply the property assessment by the tax rate.
The highest rate in Chester county is Parkesburg Boro at 0.052793. Parkesburg Boro currently has 27 homes for sale and the average listing price is $200,000. There is a house for sale for $209,900 and the property taxes are $6,610. The assessment on that house is $125,210 x 0.052793 Parkesburg Boro rate = $6610/year. It’s a single family home at 501 Washington Ave. Parkesburg, Pa 19365.
The lowest rate in Chester county is West Whiteland township at 0.0249802. West Whiteland currently has 54 homes for sale and the average listing price is $426,943. There is a house for sale in West Whiteland township for $289,000 and the property taxes are $3,205. The assessment is about the same as above $128,300 x 0.0249802 West Whiteland tax rate = $3,205/year. It’s a townhouse at 6 Buttonwood Dr. Exton, Pa 19341.
The total rate is broken down into 3 parts. The Chester county rate is 0.004163. The municipal rate varies but there are many municipalities in Chester county with no municipal rate. Then there is the school district rate. West Chester school district is the lowest in Chester County at 0.0200982 & Octorara school district is the highest at 0.03863. Choosing the school district to live in is important because it is the majority of your property taxes.