Glencoe and Western Springs have been declared some of the top trick-or-treating towns in the United States, according to a recent study by online residential realty brokerage firm, ZipRealty Inc. Out of 15 neighborhoods and suburbs, Glencoe was listed as No. 3 and Western Springs was listed as No.13.
There is no exact way to determine which neighborhoods give out the best candy bars, so the study is based on the median home sales price, amount of single-family homes and the walkability of the area. In order to be considered, a zip code must have a median home price at least twice as much as its metro area average, at least 90 percent of home sales from single family residences and a Walk Score of at least 50 (“Somewhat Walkable”).
Top Trick-Or-Treating Towns Must Meet Specific Criteria
“Selecting the top cities for trick-or-treating is a great place for families to start, but cities are massive areas with several distinct and dynamic neighborhoods,” Jamie Wilson, senior vice president of technology for ZipRealty, said to Houston CultureMap. “So we’ve fine-tuned our list to uncover the best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating based on a much more micro level, using zip-code specific housing data.”
According to CNN Money, Glencoe has a median household income of $187,043 and a median home price of $1,148,241; and Western Springs has a median household income of $139,758 and a median home price of $513,500 (compared to $197,500, the median home price of the Chicago area).
We can’t guarantee that all of these houses will be giving out king-sized candy bars, but we can say that these easily walkable, high-earning neighborhoods sound like a nice place to try. For the complete list of top trick-or-treating spots, you can read the ZipRealty graphic below: