Illinois reportedly has the highest property taxes in the nation, and the state’s seniors are understandably worried about the squeeze that puts on their ability to maintain a good quality of quality of life, a poll commissioned by Illinois REALTORS® found.
Illinois REALTORS created a infographic that has the highlights of the survey. Download it here.
Sixty-six percent of seniors surveyed in April said paying property taxes was a top concern. The survey of 600 people age 55 and older was commissioned by Illinois REALTORS® Senior Housing Working Group. It found that worries over property taxes outpaced concerns over saving for retirement and paying for groceries and food.
The survey was among a package of materials that the Working Group generated. A brochure was produced giving an overview of what resources were available for municipalities looking to make their communities senior-friendly, and a toolkit was created which give practical examples of policy initiatives nationwide which help improve the quality of life for seniors. You can find all the resources here.