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Wallingford No. 1 for trick-or-treating

October 19th, 2010 · No Comments

For the second year in a row, Zillow has named Wallingford the best neighborhood for trick or treating in Seattle. They’ve also named Seattle as the number one city to trick-or-treat in the nation, so we’ll go ahead and extrapolate that Wallingford has the best trick or treating in all the land.

Zillow used hard data to compute this honor: “The Zillow Trick-or-Treat Housing 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.”

Local trick-or-treaters, pre-sugar rush

Our non-empirical evidence would back up Zillow’s assertion. We’ve seen trick-or-treaters with a pillowcase full of candy on Halloween in Wallingford. Combine trick-or-treating at neighborhood businesses with surrounding homes, and the kids get quite a haul.

Rounding out the Top 5 neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in Seattle were Ballard, Queen Anne, Roosevelt and Ravenna.

A bit more about the allure of Halloween — or any time — in Wallingford from Zillow:

In 2009, Wallingford topped Zillow’s Trick-or-Treat list, and the same is true for 2010. Wallingford has earned the honor of the No. 1 Seattle ‘hood to trick-or-treat, and ranked in the top 20 percentile for all metrics included in the Zillow Index. The family friendly neighborhood is a witches brew of stately craftsman homes, enticing sidewalk cafes, and eclectic shops. Residents get in the Halloween spirit with costume swaps, pumpkin-carving contests, and even a local haunted home. Heck, this top-rated trick-or-treat location may even convince Green Lake moms and kids to venture over to Wallingford!

Other high-ranking sweet spots in the Zillow Index are San Francisco, Portland, San Jose and Denver. See the rest of the Top 20 here.

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