Updated! Zillow Names 20 Best Cities to Trick or Treat in 2012 (Seattle #4)

Posted by The Cascade Team Real Estate on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 8:53am.

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UPDATE: We’ve added the top five neighborhoods for Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, Philadelphia and Washington, DC below. Tomorrow, we’ll reveal the neighborhoods for cities 11-15.

Listen up all you ghosts, goblins and witches! While you’ve been planning the best Halloween costume ever, the data heads at Zillow took a break from the serious business of tracking housing to crunch numbers with one really, really important thing in mind: candy.

And because hard work always pays off, today we’re announcing the sweet results of the fourth annual Zillow Trick-or-Treat Index, which ranks the top 20 cities around the country to get the best Halloween loot. Also, today through Thursday at 8 a.m. Pacific, we’ll unveil the top five neighborhoods within each of the cities, so make sure you come back and see if your neighborhood made the list. We’ll reveal the best trick-or-treating neighborhoods for the first five cities below.

Behold, the national list.

 

Neighborhood announcement schedule

Neighborhood ranking

Methodology

There is a common belief that wealthy neighborhoods are the Holy Grail for harvesting the most Halloween candy. However, to provide a more holistic approach to trick-or-treating, the Zillow Trick-or-Treat Index was calculated using four equally weighted data variables: Zillow Home Value Index, population density, Walk Score and local crime data from Relocation Essentials. Based on those variables, the Index represents cities that will provide the most candy, with the least walking and safety risks.

Want to see either our list or map graphics on your website? Just email press@zillow.com, and we’ll be sure to get it to you.

>>See 2011 Trick-or-Treat Index results

Dont forget to see "The Terror At Trossachs" in Sammamish this year!

The Cascade Team Real Estate

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