The 10 Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating

Examining home values, how close those homes are together physically and the number of kids under 10 in a city, the economists at Zillow were able to pick out the top destinations for trick-or-treaters this year.

By: Ryan Reed

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10: Seattle

The Emerald City dropped one spot since last year's Trick-or-Treat Index was released, but a strong housing market easily locked it into the top 10. The best neighborhoods to visit on Halloween include Whittier Heights, Bryant, Laurelhurst, High Point and Windermere.

9: Milwaukee

Milwaukee produces some of our favorite adult beverages, but kids have all the fun in this city on Halloween. Brew City fell a few spots since last year's index, but neighborhoods like Kops Park, Clarke Square, Historic Mitchell Street, Silver City and Honey Creek Manor keep it well within the top 10.

8: Washington, D.C.

The Nation's Capital is known for historic rowhouses and a strong housing market, two elements that likely led to the city improving upon its 20th-place ranking last year. The best neighborhoods to check out in D.C. include Kent, Bloomingdale, Park View, Berkley and around Northeast.

7: Sacramento

California dominates this year's Trick-or-Treat Index, so it makes sense that the capital of the Golden State is represented. Check out the neighborhoods of Brentwood, Upper Land Park, South Oak Park, Village 12 and South Hagginwood if you want the best candy in the least amount of time.

6: Baltimore

The Inner Harbor is a hub of activity in Charm City, but head into the surrounding neighborhoods of Patterson Park, Upper Fells Point, Highlandtown and Butcher's Hill for some of the best trick-or-treating in the country.

5: Los Angeles

Los Angeles' booming housing market helped lock down the number five spot for the second year in a row. The sprawling city has a number of diverse neighborhoods, but a few stand out when it comes to trick-or-treating, including Bel Air, Pacific Palisades, Beverlywood, Cheviot Hills and Beverly Glen.

4: Long Beach

Completely left off the Trick-or-Treat Index in 2016, Long Beach, Calif., jumps into the fourth spot, and given its close proximity to L.A. (about 30 minutes), it's easy to see why. The top neighborhood in Long Beach, Naples, is situated on three islands, and with homes situated close together, it's a trick-or-treating paradise. Other top neighborhoods include Belmont Park, California Heights, Los Altos and Bixby Knolls.

3: Philadelphia

The land of cheesesteaks is gaining a repuation for being one of the top spots for trick-or-treating. Last year, the City of Brotherly Love ranked first, and this year it remains in the top three thanks to neighborhoods like Point Breeze, Oxford Circle, Juniata Park, Queen Village and Southwest Schuylkill.

2: San Jose

For the third year in a row, San Jose was ranked second in Zillow's Trick-or-Treat Index. Located next to Silicon Valley, San Jose's housing market has remained strong due to the number of high-paying jobs associated with some of the largest technology companies in the world and neighborhoods like West San Jose, Willow Glen, Cambrian Park, Rose Garden and Almaden Valley offer trick-or-treaters the best chance to maximize their candy-collecting efforts.

1: San Francisco

Since 2013, San Francisco has finished in the top spot in Zillow's Trick-or-Treat Index four times. Pretty impressive streak the City by the Bay is on. If you can get past the rolling hills, San Francisco is a candy paradise for young ghosts and ghouls on Halloween. The best neighborhoods to visit include Presidio Heights, Sea Cliff, Golden Gate Heights, Laurel Heights and West Portal.

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