Why do some other nearby cities have a lower property tax rate?

Property tax rates vary by city, as do property values. Some cities may have a lower tax rate, but a significantly higher average home value. Also, they may offer no homestead exemption or a lower homestead exemption.  Some cities have much higher sales tax and hotel/motel tax revenue that help fund city services, enabling the city to maintain a lower property tax rate. The following shows the average annual city property tax bill in NRH compared to the average city property tax bill in neighboring cities. (Please note, this reflects city taxes only and does not include property taxes levied by school districts or county entities.)

City2021 Average Taxable Value2021 Average City Tax Bill
Southlake$640,305
$2,497
Colleyville$584,915$1,707
Keller$348,148$1,375
Bedford$240,454$1,327
Fort Worth$175,926$1,289
North Richland Hills$220,247$1,260
Hurst$178,619$1,117
Arlington$172,767$1,070
Watauga$173,841$ 1,009
Euless$198,761$  944
Richland Hills$160,805$  898
Haltom City$130,463$  842
Grapevine$289,271$  786



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1. What is the city's property tax rate?
2. Who authorizes the city’s property tax rate?
3. How is city property tax revenue spent?
4. How much does the average NRH homeowner pay in city property tax?
5. Why do some other nearby cities have a lower property tax rate?
6. How does the average tax bill compare to last year?
7. What are the homestead and senior exemptions?
8. What would be the result if NRH's property tax rate were further reduced?
9. Why does my property value increase every year?
10. Can I protest my property value?
11. How do my City property taxes compare to other taxes I pay?
12. How is the senior / disabled tax ceiling applied?
13. What is the breakdown between maintenance and operations and debt service?