Thanks to the rapid commercial growth occurring in the Pflugerville, Texas area, residents (me included) will continue to see property tax rates decreasing over the next 4-7 years. The Community Impact newspaper featured a story on this in their monthly printed edition, which is generally packed with valuable local information.
I wrote a couple of recent posts about the largest developments, and the construction progress:
For years, Pflugerville has had one of the highest tax rates in the general Austin area, although they are competitive with cities of similar size around Texas. The homes are still VERY affordable overall, however. We have lived in Pflugerville since 1995, and we like it because it’s quiet and safe. With the advent of the two major toll roads in the area in 2006, suddenly everything seemed closer to our front door.
In 2009, they have approved a 1/2 cent decrease, but rates have dropped about 50 cents since we moved to our current neighborhood about six years ago. Part of the decrease came from an across-the-board reduction passed by the Texas Legislature about two years ago.
Since Pflugerville’s tax base is shifting from strictly a “rooftop market” to more commercial sources, this should help rather dramatically in the upcoming years. City officials have also made it a goal to attract more jobs to Pflugerville proper, since we are still very much a bedroom community, with most jobs in Austin or Round Rock. Currently, about 94% of Pflugerville residents work outside of the city.