Top 20 Cities for Trick or Treating

UPDATE: We have now unveiled the top neighborhoods for the cities of Milwaukee, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Baltimore and Virginia Beach.

Grab your broomsticks and spooky masks — the Zillow Trick-or-Treat Index is finally here! Every year, the candy-loving data heads at Zillow rank the 20 best cities around the country for trick or treaters in search of the most candy on the safest streets.

Stealing the coveted title for a third year in a row is San Francisco, with Boston, Honolulu, San Jose and Seattle rounding out the top five.

Want to know how your city stacks up? Check out the top five neighborhoods below. We’ll be rolling out five more every day for the rest of the week, so be sure to check back!



Neighborhood ranking

trick or treat neighborhood 1-5 rank






Zillow takes numbers seriously, even when it comes to trick or treating. Taking the most holistic approach, the Trick-or-Treat Index is calculated using four equally weighted data variables: Zillow Home Value Index, population density, Walk Score and local crime data from Relocation Essentials. Based on these variables, the Index represents cities that will provide the most candy, with the fewest walking and safety risks.

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2013 Trick-or-Treat Map
>>See 2012 Trick-or-Treat Index results