Hub cracks trick-or-treat top 10 list
The list was devised by Zillow.com, an online real estate marketplace dedicated to helping home owners, buyers, sellers, renters, real estate agents, mortgage professionals, landlords, and property managers find and share real estate data.
In drawing up its list, Zillow said it examined such data as population density and crime statistics to determine which cities and neighborhoods "will provide the most candy with the least walking and safety risk."
Halloween buffs from the Northeast might be surprised to learn that the Zillow list suggests that trick-or-treaters are likely to bag the most candy corn and Snickers bars in cities west of the Mississippi. San Jose, Denver, San Jose, and Las Vegas also made Zillow's top 10. Besides Boston, Chicago and Washington, D.C., were the only cities east of the Mississippi to make Zillow's list. (And is it just a coincidence that Seattle, the top ranked trick-or-treat city this year, is also Zillow's home base?)
Getting granular, Zillow also examined which city neighborhoods are abundant hunting grounds for trick-or-treaters. In Boston, Beacon Hill, the North End, and the Back Bay were ranked (in that order) as the best trick-or-treating neighborhoods. For more Zillow information about Boston trick-or-treat neighborhoods, please click here.
Hard to believe that South Boston didn't make the list. In the early 1990s, a gent could buy nearly 100 bucks worth of candy and still not have enough to last the evening.
(In the Globe file photo above right, a dog named Lilly shows off her trick-or-treat finery.)