RISMEDIA, October 31, 2009—As real estate data geeks and candy lovers, the folks at Zillow decided to combine their passions and create the inaugural Zillow Trick-or-Treat Housing Index to help city residents determine the best overall neighborhoods to trick-or-treat this Halloween. If you still aren’t sure where you are taking your children trick-or-treating tonight, you may want to check out these neighborhoods in San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle.
On a quest for the most candy with the least amount of walking and minimal safety risks, Zillow created their Trick-or-Treat Housing Index because of the common belief that wealthy neighborhoods are the Holy Grail for harvesting the most Halloween candy. However, to provide a more holistic approach to Halloween trick-or-treating, the index was calculated using four equally weighted data variables: Zillow Home Value Index, population density, Walk Score and local crime data.
Top 5 San Francisco Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat
1. Presidio Heights
2. Noe Valley
Top 5 Boston-area Cities and Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat
4. South End
Top 5 Chicago Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat
2. Albany Park
3. Logan Square
4. Rogers Park
5. Lake View
Top 5 Los Angeles Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat
2. Los Feliz
4. Silver Lake
5. Beverly Hills
Top 5 Seattle Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat
2. Queen Anne
4. University District
5. Capitol Hill
For more information, visit www.Zillow.com.