CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The calendar has almost hit the halfway point in October, which can only mean one thing: it’s time to gear up for Halloween.
And that’s good news for Charlotte kids, as the Queen City is one of the nation’s best cities for trick-or-treating.
According to Zillow, Charlotte is No. 15 on the 2016 Trick-or-Treat Index. The top five cities for trick-or-treating according the real estate and rental marketplace are Philadelphia, San Jose, San Francisco, Milwaukee and Los Angeles.
Zillow’s top five Charlotte trick-or-treating neighborhoods are as follows:
Zillow says they set out to find the cities where kids can get the best and most candy in the shortest amount of time, and have other children trick-or-treat with them. Zillow’s team of economists looked at home values, single-family home density, crime rate, and the share of the population under 10 years old to create its list.
“The national ranking is a fun way for trick-or-treaters and their parents across the country to assess how their city compares to others this Halloween season,” said Zillow Chief Economist Dr. Svenja Gudell. “But what’s really important are the local hot spots, which is why we also identified the five best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in each of the top cities. For candy hunters in cities not on the list, look for areas with lots of decorated homes and neighborhoods with other kids running around in the holiday spirit.”