Best Places to Trick-or-Treat

Halloween is almost here! Whether you’ve been working on a costume since this summer or are going to throw something together at the last minute, we’ve got you covered in one department: the best places to trick-or-treat in the country!



How we found the sweet spots

We used zip code-specific housing data to identify 15 areas that are the best for trick-or-treating by analyzing three evenly-weighted factors: median home sales price, presence of single-family homes, and walkability. Because as experienced trick-or-treaters know, the nice house on a walkable street usually gives out the best candy (king-size candy bars, anyone?)!


To be considered, a zip code needed to have: a median home sales price that was at least double that of its metro area average; at least 90% of its home sales from single family residences; and a Walk Score of at least 50 (“Somewhat Walkable”).


Bite-size info about the top five

  1. Bellaire is a suburb of Houston known as the “City of Homes,” - it’s one of the nation’s top earning towns so bring an extra pillowcase for the candy you’ll score!

  1. Wellesley Hills is a neighborhood in Wellesley, MA, a suburb of Boston; according to Forbes, Wellesley is one of America’s most educated small towns. Maybe you’ll score some Nerds!

  1. Just outside of Chicago, the affluent village of Glencoe boasts the third largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright houses in the world - we hope none of them are haunted…

  1. Los Gatos is one of the top million-dollar zip codes in the country, just south of Silicon Valley in California.

  1. Rye, New York is not only one of the best places to trick-or-treat, but its high school was also recently named one of the best high schools in the U.S.


Happy trick-or-treating!

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