DENVER – Halloween is just a week away and the little ones are no doubt getting excited to go trick-or-treating.
But let’s be honest – not all neighborhoods are the same when it comes to doling out candy. Some areas offer better candy haul opportunities than others and Zillow set out to find out where they are.
How does Zillow determine which neighborhoods are the best? The site says three things make for great trick-or-treating: High home values, lots of kids under the age of 10 and homes built close together (so you can hit up more houses in a shorter period of time).
Overall, Denver ranked 15th among cities with at least 500,000 people based on those measures.
At a more local level, five neighborhoods stood out above the rest. Here’s where they are:
The Hilltop neighborhood is located in southeastern Denver, bounded by Colorado Boulevard to the west, 6th Avenue to the north, Alameda to the south and Quebec in the east.
Whittier sits just northwest of City Park, with is boundaries consisting of MLK Jr Boulevard, 23rd Avenue, Downing Street and York Street.
Located near I-25 and Colorado Boulevard, Cory-Merrill is another good choice for trick-or-treating. This neighborhood is bounded by University, Colorado, Mississippi and I-25.
Head over to the west side of town for some trick-or-treating in Westwood, which is located between Mississippi, Alameda, Sheridan and Federal.
The Country Club neighborhood is located near – you guessed it – the Denver Country Club, bounded roughly by Downing, 8th Avenue, Alameda and University.
For more information or to see which other cities made the list, log on to zillow.com/blog/trick-or-treat/.