jthepimpernel-Our property taxes are not bad at all. If you file for your homestead exemption they go down even more. Property taxes fund the schools. Some school districts have higher taxes than others. My co-worker has 5 acres and a 2200 square foot house and her property taxes were $2200. I have 30 acres and a 2600 square foot house in a different school district and my property taxes are $5700.