The expenses that come with buying a mega-manse don't stop with the purchase price. There are usually lap pools to install, indoor basketball courts to wax, and, of course, property taxes that far outstrip even a well-paid techie's annual salary. A few months ago we mapped for you the 18 Bay Area homes with the highest property taxes, stretching from Los Altos Hills to Marin. Now, with the latest data from real estate website PropertyShark, we've zeroed in on San Francisco. In doing so we managed to narrow our map down to one very small, very fancy part of town.
The 10 homes that pay the most property taxes in the city are clustered right around Pacific Heights' Billionaires' Row, that infamous stretch of high-end pavement that is home to tech moguls and socialites. A few of the houses don't sit right on Billionaires' Row, but they don't stray more than a few blocks away. Income inequality in San Francisco hasn't yet reached such heights that a hefty property tax bill would cover the cost of a starter home, but it's getting awfully close.
· Mapping 18 Bay Area Homes With the Highest Property Taxes [Curbed SF]
· PropertyShark [Official Site]
· Mapping the Demise of the Working Class in San Francisco [Curbed SF]
· For $399K, This Tiny Modern Cottage in Ingleside Totally Rules [Curbed SF]