Marblehead: a great place to do business

Those of us fortunate enough to live in Marblehead are well aware that, in addition to all the other benefits, we live in a town which takes price in its strong fiscal management which keeps taxes low – our tax rate is the fourth lowest of the 34 cities and towns in Essex County.

The commercial tax rate, however, receives less attention, but here again Marblehead has the fourth lowest tax rate. And more importantly, the commercial tax rate is much lower than that in surrounding towns. I have published Wide variations in commercial tax rates but here I want to show a small map of the immediate area:

Commercial tax rates

Source: MA Dept of Revenue

What this shows is that Marblehead is not only  great place to live – it’s also a great pace to do business. (more…)