NEW YORK (WCBS 880)Nassau County homeowners pay the highest median property taxes in the country, and there’s no tax relief in sight.

“Nothing surprises me living in Nassau County, and even though we’re paying the highest in the country, we love to live here,” said Jericho resident Gerald. “It’s the price for good living.”

WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs reports

However, the price has Gino from Plainview counting his pennies. “We pay it because I guess we like living here. The education’s very good, but every month of every quarter when we pay the taxes, it hurts. I can’t wait to get off of Long Island and move to someplace else.”

The median property tax bill in Nassau is $8,478, only a few dollars higher than second-place Westchester County, according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation.

School costs are to blame for the skyrocketing tax bills. On Long Island, education taxes are projected to rise another four percent in 2012.

“It’s going to get worse with the state budget,” Gino lamented.

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