It was on Syracuse.com that I first learned that Buffalo was ranked one of the best cities for Trick or Treating. Apparently Zillow.com has ranked the top cities according to best neighborhoods to walk around and score candy on Halloween (see methodology below). According to Syracuse.com, “The real estate company uses a “Trick-or-Treat Index” to compile their rankings, based on four equally weighted data variables: Zillow Home Value Index, population density, Walk Score and local crime data from Relocation Essentials. The numbers suggests the highest-ranked cities will provide the most candy for kids in costumes on Oct. 31, with the least walking and safety risks.”
There is a common belief that wealthy neighborhoods are the Holy Grail for harvesting the most Halloween candy. However, to provide a more holistic approach to trick-or-treating, the Zillow Trick-or-Treat Index was calculated using four equally weighted data variables: Zillow Home Value Index, population density, Walk Score and local crime data from Relocation Essentials. Based on those variables, the Index represents cities that will provide the most candy, with the least walking and safety risks.