Ziggley’s Mission

Ziggley LLC is an independent, non-partisan, privately held company that provides rankings of U.S. towns, based on a number of useful ranking criteria. We are currently in the process of completing our pilot phase that ranks 14 towns in CT and RI.


 

Rankings of Towns

To view ranking details, please click on the name of the town below

State, TownTaxes Rank * (1=Lowest Taxes)Finances Rank * (1=Best)
CT, Easton 13 1
CT, Glastonbury 14 1
CT, Redding 12 1
CT, Ridgefield 8 1
CT, Weston 10 NR
CT, Westport 4 NR
CT, Wilton 9 NR
RI, Jamestown 2 NR
RI, Lincoln 11 NR
RI, Little Compton 1 1
RI, Narragansett 3 2
RI, North Kingston 6 2
RI, Portsmith 5 1
RI, Scituate 7 3
*Key:

• Taxes Rank: Our ranking is based on the median average ratio of annual property taxes as a percent of the home value for all homes sold in this town during the calendar year. For example, if a home is sold for $500,000 and it has annual property taxes of $5,000 then it has an effective property tax rate of 1.0% (i.e., $5,000 divided by $500,000). We calculate the median effective property tax rate for each town based on a list of all property sales transactions during the calendar year. The town ranked number one above has the lowest level of property taxes of all ranked towns.

• Finances Rank: Our ranking is based on the Issuer Credit Rating of Standard & Poor's. For example, a "1" rank means a AAA rating; a "2" rank means a AA+ rating; a "3" rank means a AA rating, etc. If the town has not obtained an Issuer Credit Rating from Standard & Poor's, we show the town's "Finances Rank" as being 'NR' for not rated. The highest number we assign for Finances Rank is an "11" which is equal to non-investment grade - often referred to as a 'junk bond' rating.