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Property taxes are a great indicator of home value, and can reveal a lot about a place.Earlier this week we showed you who paid the highest property taxes in the Hamptons; finance types and business owners overwhelmingly topped the list.
Now we’re taking a look at some of the highest property tax payers in Connecticut, based on numbers from BlockShopper. The state, home to tons of hedge fund managers, investment bankers, and high-powered attorneys, has some of the most expensive homes in the nation.
The properties with the highest tax rates are pretty evenly split between two exclusive enclaves, Greenwich and Westport, although the mansion that pays the most in taxes is located in New Canaan. And five of the 15 highest-taxed homes are located on Westport’s Beachside Avenue.
BlockShopper’s figures are all from 2010, and we’ve done our best to identify the homeowners.
*Figures from a few Connecticut towns, including Fairfield and Danbury, were not available on BlockShopper.
Toy company founders Melissa and Doug Bernstein paid $156,419 on their home on Cross Highway in Westport
A home we believe is owned by CCMP Capital CEO Stephen Murray on Beachside Ave. in Westport was taxed $159,786
A home on Greenwich's Indian Field Road that's owned by Vista Capital CEO Maurice Cunniffe was taxed $162,251
A home on Greenwich's Harbor Drive that we believe is owned by attorney James Black, which was once owned by Paul Tudor Jones, was taxed $162,821
A home we believe is owned by attorney Richard Berkowitz on Beachside Ave. in Westport was taxed $192,764
A home we believed is owned by attorneys Stuart Baker and Leslie Schreyer on Field Point Circle in Greenwich was taxed $207,518
Avenue Capital Group co-founder Marc Lasry paid $208,341 on his 10-bedroom home on Westport's Beachside Ave.
The wife of entertainment mogul Martin S. Davis, who passed away in 1999, paid $209,330 for her home on Beachside Ave. in Westport
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