Monday, October 24, 2011

Best Trick-or-Treat for your Feet

Real estate site Zillow has once again released its annual list of the best US cities for trick-or-treating. Using data on walkability, population density, crime, and home value, Zillow ranks the top 20 cities for candy gathering, along with the best neighborhoods for little ghouls in each city. (Here in LA, that would be Westwood, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Bel Air, and Venice.)

  1.  San Francisco
  2. Boston
  3. Honolulu
  4. Seattle
  5. Chicago
  6. San Jose
  7. Washington
  8. Los Angeles
  9. Philadelphia
  10. Portland
  11. Minneapolis
  12. Pittsburgh
  13. San Diego
  14. Cleveland
  15. Miami
  16. Denver
  17. Milwaukee
  18. Virginia Beach
  19. Baltimore
  20. Albuquerque 


  1. Readers on LA Curbed have chimed in on WalkScore's top neighborhoods for Trick-O-Treating... and most of them have been very critical. Four out of the five cities listed have hilly neighborhoods with poor sidewalk infrastructure. People apparently seem really fond of Hancock Park, Windsor Square, the beach cities, certain neighborhoods in Glendale and Pasadena... I remember the first year we lived in our house in Valley Glen... so many trick-o-treaters! It was so much fun.

  2. The new trend in our area is just to shut down streets entirely so that kids can trick or treat safely. Works for me!