Cost vs. Benefit


Although the property tax data in the table below provides great information to allow homeowners to compare property tax rates across neighborhoods, the data provides very little information regarding the nature of local government services provided in exchange for the property taxes paid. If local government services were the same across all neighborhoods, then homeowners living in those neighborhoods paying the lowest property taxes would be receiving the most value for money paid out in property taxes. However, because services vary across local governments and across geographic boundaries, identifying those neighborhoods with the lowest property tax rates is not necessarily the best approach to finding the best values in homeownership.

Common differences in services across local governments and municipalities include the following:

  • Debt: Some special districts, cities and/or counties have incurred significantly more debt than others.  It is worth noting that newer special districts generally have a higher debt loads than older special districts. For example, the cost of building roads, storm sewers, and utility infrastructure within a district requires a heavy up-front cost that is usually financed through incurring debt.  However, once the debt is paid off over a 30 to 40 year period of time, the property taxes paid to that special district will usually decrease significantly.
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  • Trash service: Some cities provide weekly trash pick-up service and other cities do not.
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  • Street snow plowing services: The extent of snow-plowing services varies across cities.  Some cities will not plow the snow on any streets within neighborhoods, while other cities will plow a few main streets throughout each neighborhood.
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  • Covenant-control services: Some metropolitan districts provide covenant enforcement and architectural design review services, while other metropolitan districts do not.  HOAs in some neighborhoods may have consolidated their services into the metropolitan district (which essentially causes homeowners to no longer pay HOA dues in exchange for paying higher property taxes to their metropolitan district).
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  • School transportation services: Some school districts provide student transportation and bussing services to all residents at no cost while other school districts charge fees to the students using such services.
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  • School funding per student: Some school districts are better funded that other school districts.  See our comparison of funding per student by school district here.
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  • Fire protection services: Some fire districts may be required to service a larger area with the same equipment and staff than other districts.
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  • Public education services: Some school districts do a better job of attracting and retaining talented teachers because such districts can afford to pay higher average salaries than other lower-funded school districts.
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  • Police services: Some municipal police departments are better equipped, staffed and trained than other police departments.  In addition, police staff to population ratios may be higher in some cities and lower in others.
     

Disclaimer Note - For the most accurate and current property tax information, please check the respective county assessor's records.

 


Neighborhood Name

County

City
Zip
Code
Tax
District
2017 Mill
Levy
Metro
District
School
District
Fire
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County

City

Library

Special
Water &
Sanitation
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Other
1 Adonia Arapahoe Aurora 80018 1465 164.684 74.000 66.648 0.000  13.856 8.569  0.000 0.000  0.611 1.000
2 Aurora Cross Creek Arapahoe Aurora 80018 1359 156.684 66.000 66.648 0.000  13.856 8.569  0.000 0.000  0.611 1.000
3 The Conservatory Arapahoe Aurora 80013 1399 168.400 71.800 66.648 0.000  13.856 8.569 5.916 0.000  0.611 1.000
4 Dover Arapahoe Aurora 80013 1155 90.684  0.000 66.648 0.000  13.856 8.569  0.000 0.000  0.611 1.000
5 East Quincy Highlands Arapahoe Aurora 80018 53 101.655 22.000 49.703 0.000  13.856 8.569 5.916 0.000  0.611 1.000
East Quincy Highlands II Arapahoe Aurora 80018 53 101.655 22.000 49.703 0.000  13.856 8.569 5.916 0.000  0.611 1.000
7 East Quincy Highlands III Arapahoe Aurora 80018 53 101.655 22.000 49.703 0.000  13.856 8.569 5.916 0.000  0.611 1.000
8 Hampden Villas Arapahoe Aurora 80013 478 101.846  0.000 49.703 14.676 13.856 0.000  5.916 0.000  4.831 12.864
9 The Lake Shore Arapahoe Aurora 80013 1155 90.684  0.000 66.648 0.000  13.856 8.569  0.000 0.000  0.611 1.000
10 Ridgeview Glenn Arapahoe Aurora 80013 254 73.739  0.000 49.703 0.000  13.856 8.569  0.000 0.000  0.611 1.000
11  Saddlerock East Arapahoe Aurora 80016 134 127.486 40.500 49.703 0.000  13.856 8.569 5.916 0.000  0.611 8.331
12 Saddlerock Ridge Arapahoe Aurora 80015 37 118.346 16.500 49.703 14.676 13.856  0.000 5.916 0.000  4.831 12.864
13 Somerset Village Arapahoe Aurora 80017 1155 90.684  0.000 66.648 0.000  13.856 8.569  0.000 0.000  0.611 1.000
14  Spring Creek Meadows Arapahoe Aurora 80013 476 101.846  0.000 49.703 14.676 13.856  0.000 5.916 0.000  4.831 12.864
15 Stanford Hills Arapahoe Aurora 80015 30 137.346 35.500 49.703 14.676 13.856  0.000 5.916 0.000  4.831 12.864
16 Sterling Hills Arapahoe Aurora 80013 1155 90.684  0.000 66.648 0.000  13.856 8.569  0.000 0.000  0.611 1.000
17 Sterling Hills West Arapahoe Aurora 80013 155 153.149 62.465 66.648 0.000  13.856 8.569  0.000 0.000  0.611 1.000
18 Summer Hill 2 Arapahoe Aurora 80011 1155 90.684  0.000 66.648 0.000  13.856 8.569  0.000 0.000  0.611 1.000
19 Tall Grass (Saddle Rock) Arapahoe Aurora 80013 1478 155.846 54.000 49.703 14.676 13.856  0.000 5.916 0.000  4.831 12.864
20 Tallyn Reach Arapahoe Aurora 80016 1036 123.148 48.960 49.703 0.000  13.856 8.569  0.000 0.000  0.611 1.449
21 Traditions Filing 1 to 7 Arapahoe Aurora 80018 1375 142.744 52.060 66.648 0.000  13.856 8.569  0.000 0.000  0.611 1.000
22  Singletree at DIA Adams Aurora 80019 349 154.909 48.944 69.685 0.000  27.055 8.605  0.000 0.000  0.620  0.000
 23 Brighton Crossing Adams Brighton 80601 322 153.100 52.000 49.317 11.795 27.055 6.650 3.659 0.000  2.624  0.000
24 Brighton East Farms Adams Brighton 80601 312 187.125 86.025 49.317 11.795 27.055 6.650 3.659 0.000  2.624  0.000
25 Bromley Creek Adams Brighton 80601 318 101.100  0.000 49.317 11.795 27.055 6.650 3.659 0.000  2.624  0.000
26 Bromley Park Adams Brighton 80601 313 156.032 54.932 49.317 11.795 27.055 6.650 3.659 0.000  2.624  0.000
27 Eagle Shadow Adams N/A 80602 211 127.196 24.750 49.317 11.795 27.055  0.000 3.659 0.000  0.620 10.000
28 Greatrock North Adams N/A 80603 254 139.286  0.000 49.317 11.795 27.055  0.000 3.659 0.000  48.460  0.000
29 Indigo Trails Adams Brighton 80601 318 101.100  0.000 49.317 11.795 27.055 6.650 3.659 0.000  2.624  0.000
30 Northgate Village (The Village) Adams Brighton 80601 313 156.032 54.932 49.317 11.795 27.055 6.650 3.659 0.000  2.624  0.000
31 Pheasant Ridge Adams Brighton 80601 318 101.100  0.000 49.317 11.795 27.055 6.650 3.659 0.000  2.624  0.000
32 Platte River Ranch #1 & 4 Adams Brighton 80601 320 102.683  0.000 49.317 11.795 27.055 6.650 3.659 0.000  4.207  0.000
33 Platte River Ranch #2, 3, 5 Adams Brighton 80601 320 102.683  0.000 49.317 11.795 27.055 6.650 3.659 0.000  4.207  0.000
34 Ridge at Bromley Lane Condos Adams Brighton 80601 318 101.100  0.000 49.317 11.795 27.055 6.650 3.659 0.000  2.624  0.000
35  Sugar Creek Adams Brighton 80601 318 101.100  0.000 49.317 11.795 27.055 6.650 3.659 0.000  4.624  0.000
36 Todd Creek Farms Adams N/A 80602 255 101.246 8.800 49.317 11.795 27.055  0.000 3.659 0.000  0.620  0.000
37 Fox Hill Filing #4 Arapahoe Centennial 80015 778 101.894  0.000 49.703 14.676 13.856 5.030 5.916 0.000  4.831 7.882
38 Greenfield Arapahoe Centennial 80016 162 119.244 28.279 49.703 9.406 13.856 5.030 5.916 0.000  4.831 2.223
39 Highland Pointe Arapahoe Centennial 80016 90 137.394 35.500 49.703 14.676 13.856 5.030 5.916 0.000  4.831 7.882
40 Jackson Farms Arapahoe Centennial 80015 778 101.894  0.000 49.703 14.676 13.856 5.030 5.916 0.000  4.831 7.882
41 Legacy Farms Arapahoe Centennial 80015 778 101.894  0.000 49.703 14.676 13.856 5.030 5.916 0.000  4.831 7.882
42 Park View Arapahoe Centennial 80015 778 101.894  0.000 49.703 14.676 13.856 5.030 5.916 0.000  4.831 7.882
43 Park View Highlands Arapahoe Centennial 80015 778 101.894  0.000 49.703 14.676 13.856 5.030 5.916 0.000  4.831 7.882
44 Parkborough Arapahoe Centennial 80015 778 101.894  0.000 49.703 14.676 13.856 5.030 5.916 0.000  4.831 7.882
45 Prides Crossing #4 Arapahoe Centennial 80015 254 73.739 0.000  49.703 0.000  13.856 8.569  0.000 0.000  0.611 1.000
46 Smokey Hill Arapahoe Centennial 80015 167 116.070 21.058 49.703 14.6763 13.856 5.030 5.916 0.000  4.831 1.000
47 Smokey Ridge Arapahoe Centennial 80015 778 101.894  0.000 49.703 14.676 13.856 5.030 5.916 0.000  4.831 7.882
48 Willow Trace 1 Arapahoe Centennial 80015 178 141.346 39.500 49.703 14.676 13.856  0.000 5.916 0.000  4.831 12.864
49 Willow Trace 2 Arapahoe Centennial 80015 178 141.346 39.500 49.703 14.676 13.856  0.000 5.916 0.000  4.831 12.864
50 Aberdeen Adams Commerce City 80640 574 226.368 99.000 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 7.309  0.000
 51 Belle Creek Adams Commerce City 80640 204 173.684 74.900 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659  0.000 5.726  0.000
52 Buffalo Run Mesa Adams Commerce City 80022 598 190.203 66.422 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 3.722  0.000
53 Dunes Park Adams Commerce City 80640 378 189.824 64.039 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659  0.000 3.722  0.000
54 Eagle Creek Adams Commerce City 80022 90/398 170.618 80.000 43.154 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659  0.000 3.722  0.000
55 Foxton Village Adams Commerce City 80022 368 206.702 82.921 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 3.722  0.000
56  Fronterra Village Filing #3 Adams Commerce City 80022 564 182.302 58.521 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 3.722  0.000
57 Fronterra Village Adams commerce City 80022 104 176.781 53.000 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 3.722  0.000
58 Harvest Meadows Adams Commerce City 80022 102 212.700 88.919 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 3.722  0.000
59 Lakes at Dunes Park Adams Commerce City 80640 378 189.824 64.039 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 5.726  0.000
60 Melody Homes at River Run Adams commerce City 80640 332 127.368  0.000 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 7.309  0.000
61 North Range village Adams Commerce City 80022 568 208.706 82.921 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 7.309  0.000
62 The Outlook (The Village) Adams Commerce City 80603 389 177.680 50.000 49.317 11.795 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 5.726  0.000
63 Potomac Farms Adams Commerce City 80022 173 199.772  0.000 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 3.722  0.000
64 Reunion Adams commerce City 80022 561 203.656 79.875 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 3.722  0.000
65 River run Filing #4 Adams Commerce City 80640 364 125.785  0.000 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 5.726  0.000
66  Stillwater Adams Commerce City 80640 332 127.368  0.000 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 7.309  0.000
67 Turnberry Meadows Adams Commerce City 80022 105 186.781 63.000 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 3.722  0.000
68 Villages at Vuffalo Run Adams Commerce City 80603 106 166.608 42.827 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 3.722  0.000
69 Villas at River Oaks Adams Commerce City 80640 331 177.785 52.000 49.317 9.900 27.055 3.128 3.659 27.000 5.726  0.000
70 Apple Farms Estates Weld Ft. Lupton 80621 2240 91.9962  0.000 21.379 9.8852 15.800 30.766 3.271  0.000 4.587 6.308
71 Buffalo Ridge Estates Weld Ft. Lupton 80621 881 56.6472  0.000 21.379 9.8852 15.800  0.000 3.271  0.000 2.004 6.308
72  Coyote Creek Weld Ft. Lupton 80621 2596 90.4132  0.000 21.379 9.8852 15.800 30.766 3.271  0.000 3.004 6.308
73 Bershire Weld Lochbuie 80603 3485 144.640 25.000 56.945 11.747 15.800 26.574  0.000  0.000 1.519 7.055
74 Silver Peaks Weld Lochbuie 80603 3485 144.640 25.000 56.945 11.747 15.800 26.574  0.000  0.000 1.519 7.055
75 Fox Run Adams Northglenn 80233 134 123.663  0.000 65.922 14.810 27.055 11.597 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
76 Brandon Place Adams Thornton 80229 258 84.698  0.000 43.154  0.00 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
77 Brittany Ridge South #2 Adams  N/A 80229 85 106.977  0.000 57.878 16.841 27.055  0.000 3.659  0.000 1.544  0.000
78 Burgundy Adams Thornton 80229 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
79 Cherrywood Park Adams Thornton 80602 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
80 Cherrywood Park II Adams Thornton 80602 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
81 Cherrywood Park III Adams Thonrotn 80602 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
82  Colony Glenn Adams Thornton 80233 110 99.422  0.000 57.878  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
83 Country Hills Community Adams Thornton 80241 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
84 Eastlake Estates Adams Thornton 80241 180 107.466 0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
85 Eastlake Shores Adams Thornton 80241 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
86 Eastlake village III Adams Thornton 80241 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
87  Fallbrook Filing #1 Adams Thornton 80602 172 150.207 42.741 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
88 Farmington Adams Thornton 80229 256 84.698  0.000 43.154  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
89  Haven at York Street Adams Thornton 80602 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
90 Heritage Todd Creek Adams Thornton 80602 203 151.861 60.000 49.317 1.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
91 High Point Village Adams N/A 80229 155 114.097  0.000 65.922 16.847 27.055  0.000 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
92 Holly Point Adams Thornton 80233 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
93 Homestead Hills Adams Thornton 80602 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
94 Kings Ranch Estates Adams Thornton 80602 92 92.261  0.000 49.317 1.400 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
95 Lake Avery Estates Adams Thornton 80241 180 107.466  0.000 65.922 0.000  27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
 96 Lambertson Lakes Adams Thornton 80229 182 149.466 42.000 65.922 0.000  27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
97 Marshall Lake Adams Thornton 80602 374 135.861 45.000 49.317 0.000  27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
98 Meadow Park Adams Thornton 80241 180 107.466  0.000 65.922 0.000  27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
99 Northbrook Adams Thornton 80602 93 108.866  0.000 65.922 1.400 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
100 Northcreek Farms Adams Thornton 80602 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
101 Nott's Landing Adams Thornton 80233 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
102 Parkridge Village Adams Thornton 80602 180 104.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
103 Quail Valley Adams Thornton 80602 180 104.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
104 Quebec Highlands Adams Thornton 80602 542 91.861  0.000 49.317 1.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
105 Quebec Run Adams Thornton 80602 272 90.861  0.000 49.317  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
106 Remington Adams Thornton 80229 256 84.698  0.000 43.154  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
107 Riverdale Heights Adams Thornton 80229 110 99.422  0.000 57.878  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
108  Riverdale Park Adams Thornton 80602 272 90.861  0.000 49.317  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
109 Riverdale Peaks Adams Thornton 80602 270 95.461  0.000 49.317 14.810 27.055  0.000 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
110 Rolling Hills Subdivision Adams Thornton 80241 179 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
111 Sage Creek Adams Thornton 80602 272 90.861  0.000 49.317  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
112 Signal Creek II Adams Thornton 80241 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
113 Skylake Ranch Phase 3 Adams Thornton 80233 93 108.866  0.000 65.922 1.400 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
114 Springvale #3 Adams Thornton 80602 272 90.861  0.000 49.317  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
115 Summercreek Adams Thornton 80241 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
116 Villages at Riverdale Adams Thornton 80602 272 90.861  0.000 49.317  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
117 Villas at Terralago Adams Thornton 80241 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
118 Waterford Place Adams Thornton 80241 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
119 West Skylake Ranch Adams Thornton 80233 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
120 Wind Dance (Harvest Ridge) Adams Thornton 80229 110 99.422  0.000 57.878  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
121 Woodbridge Station Adams Thornton 80602 180 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
122 Wright Farms Adams N/A 80602 141 130.066 18.000 65.922 14.810 27.055  0.000 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
123 York Crossing Adams Thornton 80241 179 107.466  0.000 65.922  0.000 27.055 10.210 3.659  0.000 0.620  0.000
124 Bradburn Adams Westminster 80031 168 133.955 36.708 65.922 0.000 27.055 3.650 0.000  0.000 0.620  0.000
 125 Huntington Trails Adams Westminster 80020 128 140.074 42.827 65.922 0.000 27.055 3.650 0.000 0.000 0.620 0.000