snapshot: avg. single-family tax bills, 2013

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Nov. 28, 2013
Wealthy MetroWest communities dominate the list of towns with the highest average tax bills for single-family homes. The list includes Weston, Sherborn, Lincoln, and Dover. Towns with the highest bills are mostly in Greater Boston. The data is for fiscal 2013 and is from the Department of Revenue.
CommunityAvg single-family home tax bill, fy2013Rank
ABINGTON$4,756117
ACTON$9,65015
ACUSHNET$3,380243
ADAMS$2,453318
AGAWAM$3,245250
ALFORD$2,976287
AMESBURY$5,98465
AMHERST$6,50852
ANDOVER$7,96733
AQUINNAH$5,38788
ARLINGTON$6,84248
ASHBURNHAM$3,864189
ASHBY$3,685209
ASHFIELD$3,589225
ASHLAND$6,12560
ATHOL$2,069331
ATTLEBORO$3,456240
AUBURN$3,653214
AVON$3,888187
AYER$3,649217
BARNSTABLENANA
BARRE$2,847301
BECKET$2,353325
BEDFORD$7,96334
BELCHERTOWN$4,158165
BELLINGHAM$3,710204
BELMONT$10,35913
BERKLEY$3,717202
BERLIN$5,55481
BERNARDSTON$3,458239
BEVERLY$5,56580
BILLERICA$4,468141
BLACKSTONE$4,210159
BLANDFORD$3,121265
BOLTON$9,25719
BOSTONNANA
BOURNE$3,680210
BOXBOROUGH$9,02221
BOXFORD$8,29528
BOYLSTON$5,76472
BRAINTREE$3,814192
BREWSTER$3,475236
BRIDGEWATER$4,781116
BRIMFIELD$3,500233
BROCKTON$3,112266
BROOKFIELD$3,562227
BROOKLINENANA
BUCKLAND$3,150258
BURLINGTON$4,536136
CAMBRIDGENANA
CANTON$5,72973
CARLISLE$11,9606
CARVER$4,156166
CHARLEMONT$3,241251
CHARLTON$3,140260
CHATHAM$3,919184
CHELMSFORD$5,79970
CHELSEANANA
CHESHIRE$2,132329
CHESTER$3,219254
CHESTERFIELD$3,739198
CHICOPEE$2,696309
CHILMARK$4,294153
CLARKSBURG$2,144328
CLINTON$3,360244
COHASSET$10,46812
COLRAIN$2,910299
CommunityAvg single-family home tax bill, fy2013Rank
CONCORD$11,8027
CONWAY$3,968179
CUMMINGTON$2,828302
DALTON$3,652215
DANVERS$5,085101
DARTMOUTH$3,239252
DEDHAM$5,93766
DEERFIELD$3,563226
DENNIS$2,388323
DIGHTON$3,906186
DOUGLAS$4,138167
DOVER$12,7904
DRACUT$3,698207
DUDLEY$2,349326
DUNSTABLE$6,06462
DUXBURY$7,94735
EAST BRIDGEWATER$5,000105
EAST BROOKFIELD$3,294248
EASTHAM$2,936297
EASTHAMPTON$3,311247
EAST LONGMEADOW$4,682122
EASTON$5,84867
EDGARTOWN$3,964180
EGREMONT$2,971290
ERVING$1,490334
ESSEX$7,47439
EVERETTNANA
FAIRHAVEN$2,795304
FALL RIVER$2,505315
FALMOUTH$3,789195
FITCHBURG$2,981286
FLORIDA$1,325336
FOXBOROUGH$5,46684
FRAMINGHAM$5,78371
FRANKLIN$4,990106
FREETOWN$3,472237
GARDNER$2,996282
GEORGETOWN$5,116100
GILL$3,108267
GLOUCESTER$5,69676
GOSHEN$3,000281
GOSNOLD$2,428319
GRAFTON$5,053102
GRANBY$3,766197
GRANVILLE$2,939294
GREAT BARRINGTON$4,942108
GREENFIELD$3,640219
GROTON$6,68149
GROVELAND$4,804115
HADLEY$3,214255
HALIFAX$4,899111
HAMILTON$7,92436
HAMPDEN$4,579131
HANCOCK$674338
HANOVER$6,57650
HANSON$4,403146
HARDWICK$2,939294
HARVARD$9,12520
HARWICH$3,690208
HATFIELD$3,531231
HAVERHILL$3,830191
HAWLEY$3,404241
HEATH$3,721201
HINGHAM$7,97331
HINSDALE$2,925298
HOLBROOK$4,190161
HOLDEN$4,523137
HOLLAND$3,020276
HOLLISTON$7,09047
HOLYOKE$3,330246
HOPEDALE$4,583130
HOPKINTON$8,28529
HUBBARDSTON$3,136262
HUDSON$4,701121
HULL$4,854113
HUNTINGTON$3,140260
IPSWICH$5,69775
KINGSTON$5,36490
LAKEVILLE$3,637220
LANCASTER$5,15697
LANESBOROUGH$3,876188
LAWRENCE$2,530313
LEE$3,465238
LEICESTER$2,989284
LENOX$4,496138
LEOMINSTER$3,771196
LEVERETT$5,63078
LEXINGTON$10,9069
LEYDEN$3,723199
LINCOLN$13,2543
LITTLETON$6,22257
LONGMEADOW$7,36241
LOWELL$3,273249
LUDLOW$3,603224
LUNENBURG$4,287156
LYNN$3,651216
LYNNFIELD$7,57338
MALDENNANA
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA$10,52211
MANSFIELD$5,37089
MARBLEHEAD$7,09246
MARION$5,72674
MARLBOROUGH$4,540135
MARSHFIELD$4,608127
MASHPEE$4,056174
MATTAPOISETT$5,40386
MAYNARD$6,09661
MEDFIELD$8,85922
MEDFORD$4,308152
MEDWAY$6,33655
MELROSE$5,21296
MENDON$5,26092
MERRIMAC$4,906110
METHUEN$3,660213
MIDDLEBOROUGH$3,845190
MIDDLEFIELD$3,055273
MIDDLETON$6,47153
MILFORD$4,455143
MILLBURY$3,495234
MILLIS$5,54082
MILLVILLE$3,809193
MILTON$7,47140
MONROE$1,276337
MONSON$3,347245
MONTAGUE$3,125263
MONTEREY$2,972289
MONTGOMERY$3,606223
MOUNT WASHINGTON$2,484317
NAHANT$5,67177
NANTUCKETNANA
NATICK$6,21658
NEEDHAM$8,41627
NEW ASHFORD$2,404322
NEW BEDFORD$2,763306
NEW BRAINTREE$4,069172
NEWBURY$4,570133
NEWBURYPORT$5,83868
NEW MARLBOROUGH$3,391242
NEW SALEM$3,149259
NEWTON$9,25818
NORFOLK$7,18643
NORTH ADAMS$2,071330
NORTHAMPTON$4,240158
NORTH ANDOVER$6,55951
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH$4,059173
NORTHBOROUGH$6,18159
NORTHBRIDGE$3,234253
NORTH BROOKFIELD$3,003279
NORTHFIELD$3,098268
NORTH READING$7,25742
NORTON$4,200160
NORWELL$8,60323
NORWOOD$4,034176
OAK BLUFFS$4,329150
OAKHAM$3,063271
ORANGE$2,780305
ORLEANS$4,293154
OTIS$2,273327
OXFORD$3,182256
PALMER$2,994283
PAXTON$5,14098
PEABODY$3,680210
PELHAM$6,04764
PEMBROKE$4,597128
PEPPERELL$4,190161
PERU$2,938296
PETERSHAM$3,801194
PHILLIPSTON$3,022275
PITTSFIELD$2,965291
PLAINFIELD$3,061272
PLAINVILLE$4,572132
PLYMOUTH$4,333149
PLYMPTON$5,21995
PRINCETON$5,30391
PROVINCETOWN$5,48283
QUINCY$4,597128
RANDOLPH$4,087171
RAYNHAM$4,291155
READING$6,45854
REHOBOTH$3,974178
REVERE$3,646218
RICHMOND$4,176164
ROCHESTER$4,458142
ROCKLAND$4,382147
ROCKPORT$5,40087
ROWE$1,341335
ROWLEY$5,24494
ROYALSTON$1,953332
RUSSELL$3,699206
RUTLAND$3,926182
SALEM$4,666123
SALISBURY$3,551229
SANDISFIELD$2,950292
SANDWICH$4,725119
SAUGUS$3,672212
SAVOY$2,500316
SCITUATE$6,05663
SEEKONK$3,722200
SHARON$8,58324
SHEFFIELD$4,133168
SHELBURNE$3,175257
SHERBORN$13,8832
SHIRLEY$4,088170
SHREWSBURY$4,322151
SHUTESBURY$5,015104
SOMERSETNANA
SOMERVILLENANA
SOUTHAMPTON$3,912185
SOUTHBOROUGH$8,57325
SOUTHBRIDGE$3,019277
SOUTH HADLEY$3,501232
SOUTHWICK$3,711203
SPENCER$2,607311
SPRINGFIELD$2,507314
STERLING$4,635125
STOCKBRIDGE$3,944181
STONEHAM$4,970107
STOUGHTON$4,110169
STOW$7,78837
STURBRIDGE$4,570133
SUDBURY$11,2058
SUNDERLAND$3,704205
SUTTON$4,845114
SWAMPSCOTT$8,54126
SWANSEA$3,055273
TAUNTON$3,124264
TEMPLETON$2,366324
TEWKSBURY$4,888112
TISBURYNANA
TOLLAND$1,903333
TOPSFIELD$8,07130
TOWNSEND$4,018177
TRURO$4,338148
TYNGSBOROUGH$5,034103
TYRINGHAM$2,976287
UPTON$5,80969
UXBRIDGE$4,474140
WAKEFIELD$4,935109
WALES$2,948293
WALPOLE$6,23156
WALTHAMNANA
WARE$3,097269
WAREHAM$2,410320
WARREN$2,982285
WARWICK$3,011278
WASHINGTON$2,612310
WATERTOWNNANA
WAYLAND$10,52910
WEBSTER$2,723307
WELLESLEY$12,1985
WELLFLEET$3,614222
WENDELL$2,889300
WENHAM$9,35316
WESTBOROUGH$7,97232
WEST BOYLSTON$4,420145
WEST BRIDGEWATER$4,489139
WEST BROOKFIELD$2,702308
WESTFIELD$3,924183
WESTFORD$7,09745
WESTHAMPTON$4,650124
WESTMINSTER$4,241157
WEST NEWBURY$7,15644
WESTON$16,9211
WESTPORT$2,799303
WEST SPRINGFIELD$3,533230
WEST STOCKBRIDGE$4,714120
WEST TISBURY$5,13199
WESTWOOD$9,28717
WEYMOUTH$3,634221
WHATELY$4,182163
WHITMAN$4,054175
WILBRAHAM$5,40585
WILLIAMSBURG$4,422144
WILLIAMSTOWN$5,24593
WILMINGTON$4,756117
WINCHENDON$2,535312
WINCHESTER$9,83914
WINDSOR$2,408321
WINTHROP$4,629126
WOBURN$3,553228
WORCESTER$3,492235
WORTHINGTON$3,069270
WRENTHAM$5,57379
YARMOUTH$3,003279
SOURCE: Department of Revenue