The annual Trick-or-Treat Index from Zillow puts San Francisco in the sweet spot: No. 1 for trick-or-treaters.
Analysts at Zillow began with the Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI), concocting a formula that includes home values, how close homes are in proximity to each other, and the share of 10-year-olds (and younger) in a given market. Bubble, bubble…
"Searching for neighborhoods with the best candy is a Halloween tradition for many kids and their parents," says Dr. Svenja Gudell, chief economist at Zillow. "Our annual list is a fun way for families to see how their neighborhood stacks up against others when it comes to trick-or-treating. These are places we think will have plenty of candy and lots of young kids running around from door to door."
In the City by the Bay, the top three neighborhoods for trick-or-treaters are Presidio Heights, Sea Cliff and Golden Gate Heights; in No. 2 San Jose, the top three are West San Jose, Willow Glen and Cambrian Park.
Is your city out of the running this year? Fear not.
"If you don't live in one of these cities, look for areas that are getting into the Halloween spirit with decorations and lots of costumed kids," Gudell says.
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