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20 Best Cities for Trick-or-Treaters


Which cities give you the most treat for your trick?, the data lovers who study real estate, have put their math skills to good use by come up with the Trick-or-Treating Index. Analyzing home value, walkability, crime and population metrics, they came up with a list of the best cities to go trick-or-treating. Their findings pointed to places yielding the most candy for kids, with the least amount of walking and safety risks.

You'd think that wealthier neighborhoods would yield the most and best treats. But taking safety, house density, and walkability into account changes the story, and those big houses aren't necessarily the best place to score a serious candy haul. They concluded trick-or-treaters in the west made out best, with Seattle securing the top spot, and San Francisco, Portland, San Jose, and Denver following. 

Here's the list -- do you agree? Do you think your neighborhood would give kids the most bang for their trick-or-treating buck? 

  1. Seattle, WA 
  2. San Francisco, CA 
  3. Portland, OR
  4. San Jose, CA 
  5. Denver, CO 
  6. Sacramento, CA 
  7. Chicago, IL 
  8. Boston, MA 
  9. Las Vegas, NV 
  10. Washington, DC 
  11. Albuquerque, NM 
  12. Milwaukee, WI
  13. San Diego, CA 
  14. Los Angeles, CA
  15. Atlanta, GA 
  16. Philadelphia, PA 
  17. Cleveland, OH 
  18. Austin, TX 
  19. San Antonio, TX 
  20. Phoenix, AZ 

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