For those you you (including me) who complain about our insanely high property taxes in Tenafly, here’s some great news pointing out how a majority of our taxes are being spent to the benefit of our community and especially for our children. And this is why Tenafly is the hottest home market in the region, and people want to live in Tenafly regardless of our ever increasing property taxes.. Home sales in Tenafly are blowing away all of the other town by a huge margin with the number of home sales, as well as in the dollar volume of sales.
New Jersey Monthly magazine just published it’s yearly school rating for New Jersey…NJ’s Top Public High Schools…and for the second year in a row Tenafly High School is the #3 High School in the State!
This is a big deal!
Since I started building homes in Tenafly in 1997, and moved here in 1998, the Tenafly school system has been touted as one of the best school systems in the State. Not having had kids in the school system until 2003, this hype really didn’t mean that much to me, other than a marketing tool to aid me in selling the homes I was building…and selling the Tenafly school system was the key to making sales. But now that both of my girls are in the system, I’m bow getting my money’s worth.
Everyone moves to Tenafly specifically for the great school system that we have in place…and have paid so dearly to create (and sometimes way too much money..but that’s for another post)
Because of our extravagant and sometimes unwarranted taxes, we have few, if anyone moving into Tenafly who don’t already have kids who are either school age, or darn close to it. Only stupid me lived here for 5 years prior to using the school…and it was an expensive wait. But now that I’m getting my money’s worth out of it, I’m happy.
The New jersey Monthly rating is a great acknowledgement of our school systems accomplishments at Tenafly High, but living it and being able to see it in action is a thousand times better.
It’s a great thing to see that both of my girls go to school and come home from school, with smiles on their face…and I see that with almost every kid when I drop them off every morning and pick them up from school. When you have happy kids, life becomes much easier.
It’s not to say that they don’t have lots of homework and the pressure of learning something new every day…because here is pressure. But all of the schools handle this amazingly well. Kids learn here!
Note: I have to take the opportunity to once again state that Tenafly is a hot market and is in big demand. Tenafly is a sellers market!
- #3 rated high school in the State and one of the best overall school systems as well
- highest number of home sales in the area
- highest dollar home sales volume in the area
What more could Realtors ask for? And why aren’t they screaming this out and promoting it to the public?
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