Category Archives: Halloween

The Top 10 Cities for Trick-or-Treaters

By Suzanne De Vita
Zillow has unveiled its annual ranking of the Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating, and—unlike swarms of trick-or-treaters dashing door to door—the top 5 haunts on this year’s list have hardly moved since last year. The most spooktacular shift? Philadelphia, last year’s No. 13, scaring San Francisco down from No. 1 to No. 3. Who said 13 was unlucky?

The ranking, based on factors such as concentration of homes and under-age 10 population, also dug up the best trick-or-treating neighborhoods in each of the top cities—an important distinction for discerning sweets scavengers. In Philly, those neighborhoods are (in order): Cobbs Creek; Frankford; Logan; Germantown East; and Fairmount.


Credit: Zillow


Credit: Zillow

“The national ranking is a fun way for trick-or-treaters and their parents across the country to assess how their city compares to others this Halloween season,” says Dr. Svenja Gudell, chief economist at Zillow, “but what’s really important are the local hot spots, which is why we’ve also identified the five best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in each of the top cities.”

Will droves of trick-or-treaters descend on your city this Halloween?

The complete ranking of the top 20 cities is available here.

Here is a link for Trick or Treating in Bothell  download

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Win a Chance to Spend Halloween in the Paris Catacombs

Win a Chance to Spend Halloween in the Paris Catacombs

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Looking for somewhere to spend Halloween night in Paris? How about the catacombs? Yes, we’re serious!

Thanks to airbnb, two (un)lucky guests will get the chance to have the ultimate slumber party—for free! Contest winners will rest alongside six million other souls inside the world’s largest grave site. Creepy!

According to the listing, guests will have a real bed provided along with a first aid kid, a safety card and a fire extinguisher. (Though, a map would probably be helpful too?)

Airbnb writes:

On Halloween night, journey to the center of the earth and learn about the hair-raising history of this mysterious subterranean labyrinth. Satisfy your thirst for adventure in the sprawling network of skulls and bones. Next, savor a dazzling culinary experience while enjoying a private concert in the most incredible acoustics under the earth.

Before bedtime, a storyteller will have you spellbound with fascinating tales from the catacombs, guaranteed to produce nightmares. Finally, enjoy dawn with the dead, as you become the only living person ever to wake up in the Paris catacombs.

For an unforgettable Halloween, tell the host before midnight October 20th why you think you’re brave enough to sleep in the catacombs.

At the very least, you can’t deny that it’s quite a unique experience! (We also found it pretty amusing that the property type was listed as: “Other.”)

So tell us—will you be entering for the chance to “win”? :::Insert maniacal laugh here:::