Paramus, N.J.: Low Taxes and Lots of Shopping

For decades, shoppers from miles around have flocked to the mega malls and countless strip centers of Paramus, N.J., making the Bergen County borough a regional retail hub. But for the 26,000 residents who already live there, the best part about all those businesses is that they carry a lot of the property tax burden, giving homeowners a break.

“One of the main draws for Paramus buyers are the low taxes,” said Lisa Sammataro, a Keller Williams real estate agent in Ridgewood.

The tax rates were part of the reason that Vincent Giordano, 37, a mortgage broker, and his wife,

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