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    Quirks of living at SouthField

    u Residents must register their pets at SouthField “Town Hall.”

    u Homeowners pay property taxes to the South Shore Tri-Town Development Corp.

    u Children attend Weymouth public schools.

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    u Residents of SouthField Highlands vote in Weymouth.

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    u There are plans to eventually build homes on the Rockland portion of SouthField; those residents would vote in Rockland.

    u The towns of Abington, Rockland, and Weymouth will be asked to approve a plan to dissolve SouthField after the project is finished. (Tri-Town will present a dissolution plan to the towns; with their approval, the land will revert to the original boundary lines that existed when the Navy acquired the land more than 70 years ago.)

    Property tax rates

    for FY2012 (per $1,000 of assessed value)


    SouthField

    Residential rate
    Commercial rate


    $12.89
    $23.89

    Abington
    $15.36

    Rockland
    $15.81

    Weymouth

    Residential
    Commercial

    Water/sewer bills

    Costs for 120 hundred cubic feet, or approximately 90,000 gallons

    The Commons
    at SouthField
    Highlands



    about $3,500
    Abington
    $1,146
    ($506 for water, $640 for sewer)
    Rockland
    $974
    ($506 for water, $468 for sewer)

    Weymouth




    $1,530
    ($609 for water, $921 for sewer)

    Sources: MWRA 2011 Water & Sewer Retail Rate Survey; South Shore Tri-Town Development Corp.; Towns of Weymouth, Abington, and Rockland; MassDevelopment.

    Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.