Magnolia tops for trick or treating
Zillow, an online real estate information service, has ranked Magnolia third in the top five best Seattle neighborhoods for candy gathering on Halloween night in their first ever Zillow Trick-or-Treat Housing Index.
“The Index names the top five Seattle neighborhoods to trick-or-treat using four equally weighted data variables: Zillow Home Value Index, population density, Walk Score, and local crime data,” Zillow PR rep Whitney Tyner says.
Although we were beat out by Wallingford and Queen Anne we did come in ahead of the University District and Capitol Hill in the top five. According to Zillow, we are an “affluent, family-friendly” community, “with gorgeous homes and small-town charm, plus a bustling main street business district.” They also noted our high home values.
“The genesis of this research is the theory that homes in higher end neighborhoods give out bigger or better candy (think King size Snickers instead of ‘fun size’ minis). However, on Halloween night trick-or-treaters need to safely cover the most ground, in the fastest time, to collect the most Halloween loot,” Tyner says. “This Index reflects neighborhoods that will yield the most candy, with the least walking and safety risks for trick-or-treaters this Halloween.”
This survey does not even take into consideration the October 30th event in The Village. McGraw Street will be closed to traffic and kids can go from store to store gathering Halloween loot.