Property taxes are always a sore spot when you talk to New Jersey residents. The reason many now say they can't afford to live in the Garden State. The largest portion of your property taxes are "school taxes"

In a recent article in the Patch , the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs released data from 2015 tax bills.  F.Y.I. - New Jersey has among the highest property taxes in the nation, and the state's average tax bills are around $4,000. We broke the list down to the top ten highest taxed towns in Monmouth and Ocean County. The highest in the State is also in Monmouth County ... Loch Arbour !

Ocean County

1. Plumstead $ 4,318.00
2. Jackson $ 4,129.00
3. Point Pleasant Boro $ 4,016.00
4. Eagleswood $ 3,707.00
5. Point Pleasant Beach $ 3,526.00
6. Lacey $ 3,349.00
7. Harvey Cedars $ 3,325.00
8. Barnegat $ 3,193.00
9. Lakewood $ 3,167.00
10. Bay Head $ 3,114.00

(Brick Twp $ 2,827.00 / Toms River Twp $ 2,759.00)

Monmouth County

1. Loch Arbour $ 14,229.00
2. Colts Neck $ 9,905.00
3. Holmdel $ 8,573.00
4. Marlboro $ 7,156.00
5. Brielle $ 5,972.00
6. Freehold $ 5,872.00
7. Ocean Township $ 5,683.00
8. Manalapan $ 5,398.00
9. Middletown $ 5,324.00
10. Millstone $ 5,232.00

So how does your town do ? Do you feel your property taxes are too high, or are you satisfied with where your town is ?  Happy with your schools ?

By the way .... I'm very happy with our towns taxes, I feel we have nice neighborhoods and schools and we have a scenic and quiet place to live .... so no complaints from me.