Trick or treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat!

Want to know the best Oahu neighborhoods for trick-or-treating this year?

A real estate sites points to pretty much anywhere in east Honolulu (you know, the ones with the nice houses and fancy cars?). This year, Zillow.com ranked Hawaii’s capitol as the third best city for your children to fill their empty candy coffers, and it’s not uncommon for visiting families to do the same. If the tricks make the cut, then the treats don’t discriminate.

You might want to start with the neighborhoods listed below by Zillow; they’re deemed most likely to be productive and safe:

  • Kuliouou-Kalani Iki
  • Kaimuki
  • Waialae-Kahala
  • Manoa (Also, read about the spooky stories that come from this historic valley!)
  • Kapahulu

San Francisco is the best city for trick-or-treating, according to this year’s list, followed by Boston. Rounding out the top 10: Honolulu, Seattle, San Jose, Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

Now in its fourth year of Halloween number crunching and candy munching, Zillow makes its decisions by way of the “Trick-or-Treat Index.” It rates cities that will provide the most candy for kids in costume, using four variables: home-value estimates for each city area, population density, walkability data and local crime data.

It’s interesting that Honolulu jumped up to third, when we didn’t even make top 20 during the first two years of the study. Perhaps it’s all that crime fighting the Hawaii Five-0 team has been doing! But even more interesting would be a follow-up study of which cities have the most cavities…definitely something we don’t want to be a part of.

Have a safe trick-or-treating adventure!

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