BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–Berkeley County ranked among the top 10 counties in South Carolina for getting the most ‘Bang for their Buck’ on property taxes, according to data recently released from SmartAsset.
SmartAsset is a financial technology company that just released its third annual study, showing a property tax rate of 0.52 percent in Berkeley County.
In addition to property taxes, the study analyzed the quality of local schools and the local crime rates to find where people were seeing the most value. Berkeley County showed a school rating of 8, out of 10. The crime rate, per 100k people, was only 3,305.
These three ratings helped Berkeley County come in 9th place on overall value index in South Carolina. There are 46 counties in South Carolina.
“Berkeley County leaders work hard to save citizens money and establish healthy, and smart, growth,” Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler said. “Owning a home or property in Berkeley County is not only exciting, it’s also attainable. These findings demonstrate that we are effective stewards of taxpayer dollars. County leaders strive to continue on this path of success.”
The full results can be found here.