Happy Halloween! The Best Cities for Tricks or Treats


trick or treatIn honor of Halloween, this week’s post will be short, definitely sweet, and to the point. Whether you’re planning a move, mid move, or you just finished moving, here are the best cities for trick or treating little ones.


Every year, the real estate professionals at Zillow do some research to figure out which cities are best for your children to celebrate the one holiday that is strictly about over indulging in candy and sweets. The list is developed using home values, proximity (how close homes are to each other), crime rate, and demographics – specifically, the population under 10 years of age.


Drum roll please! The top 10 cities for trick or treating on Halloween 2016:


  1. Philadelphia, PA
  2. San Jose, CA
  3. San Francisco, CA
  4. Milwaukee, WI
  5. Los Angeles, CA
  6. Phoenix, AZ
  7. Denver, CO
  8. Portland, OR
  9. Seattle, WA
  10. Columbus, OH


According to the study, which went over the top 20 cities in the nation as well as the best specific neighborhoods within those cities, Austin, TX is new this year and Baltimore, MD as well as Washington, D.C. returned to the list after missing it in 2015.


If you have a moment between stocking up on candy and getting costumes ready for your little ones, check out the full Zillow study. It was really interesting to check out which neighborhoods made the cut in each city and the reason behind it.