Santa Rosa ranks high in tax value survey


Your property tax dollars are well spent in Santa Rosa County, according to a new survey that compares the ad valorem rates with the quality of public schools and crime numbers.

Santa Rosa ranks seventh among Florida’s 67 counties in the index compiled by Smart Asset, a New York-based financial technology company.

Small counties dominated the state’s top 10, with Calhoun first, Union second and Liberty third.

Smart Asset’s website states that the analysis examined each county. “As a way to measure the quality of schools, we calculated the average math and reading/language arts proficiencies in the school districts in the country. Within each state, these schools are then ranked between 1 and 10 (with 10 being the best) based on those average scores,” according to the company’s website.

On that basis, the survey awarded Santa Rosa a school ranking of 10.

Read the full story in the Aug. 20 edition of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

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