CHICAGO (CBS) — Running out of reasons to love Chicago? Here’s one more, but it’s only valid during the Halloween season.
Zillow, a professional real estate website, has named the ‘20 Best Cities to Trick-or-Treat in‘ for the third year in a row. How’d Chicago do? Out of the twenty top cities, Chicago was ranked number five (take that, Cleveland!), beaten by Seattle, Honolulu, Boston and San Francisco, which took the number one spot.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: More Than 3 Million Residents Fully Vaccinated, But Cases And Hospitalizations Still Up Significantly Over Past Month
Zillow judged cities through four variables: median home value, how walkable a city is, a city’s population density, and the rate of both violent and non-violent crime.
Chicago’s shining qualities were its walkability and population density, scoring high enough to be third in both categories. Unfortunately, Chicago didn’t rank as well with crime or home value.READ MORE: Preparation Work Begins In Jackson Park Ahead Of Fall Groundbreaking For Obama Presidential Center
One thing Zillow didn’t consider was the quality of treats each city gives out. To some, this might be the most important factor. Let us know which treats you want in your trick-or-treat bag by voting for your favorite candies in our Pick-a-Side poll.
If you plan on dragging your children out on October 31st to trick-or-treat, don’t forget to read our Guide to Trick-or-Treating With Kids article. If you find yourself not having fun, just remember, it could be worse. You could be in Cleveland.MORE NEWS: Bell-Ringing Ceremony Honors Chicago Firefighter Edward Singleton
Mason Johnson, CBS Local Chicago