It's getting more expensive to live in the Garden State, but, Garwood remains 'affordable' when it comes to taxes.
Garwood's average tax bill is $7,463.
NJ's state average is $7,281.
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New Jersey Property Taxes Go Up Again
TRENTON, N.J. (AP/ 1010 WINS) -- New state data shows property taxes in New Jersey -- already the highest in the nation -- have climbed an average of 3.3 percent to $7,281 a year.
Still, that's the smallest annual increase in property taxes in a decade. And it's the second straight year that the increase was below a 4 percent cap created under Gov. Jon S. Corzine.
The average tax bill last year was $7,045 -- about twice the national average. Essex County's Millburn Township had the highest rates in 2009, coming in at $19,097.
Overall, property taxes have grown more than 70 percent since 1999.