October 15, 2012

Noe Valley Top-Ranked in the Nation for Trick-or-Treating (Again)

Get ready for the minivans full of kids in costumes commuting into Noe Valley for trick-or-treating again this year. Real estate tracker Zillow released its 4th annual list of the Top 20 cities for trick-or-treating and San Francisco ranked #1. Within San Francisco Noe Valley ranked #3 behind Presidio Heights and Sea Cliff, but ahead of Cow Hollow and Lake Street. (Shouldn't be long until the Mission makes the list.)

The fine print on how the rankings were calculated:
The index represents cities that will provide the most candy, with the least walking and safety risk. The ranking was calculated using four equally weighted data variables: Zillow Home Value Index, population density, Walk Score® and local crime data.
In other words, upscale homes and businesses = more candy.

For those new to trick-or-treating in Noe, merchants on 24th Street start handing out candy to the littlest ones early in the afternoon on Oct 31st and the costumes (and characters) get scarier and more adult as the night goes on.

[NVSF: Halloween 2011: Help a New Mother Out]


New Neighbor said...

Any advice as to when and where is best trick or treating in Noe? Any streets that are great for door-to-door trick or treating at neighbors' houses?


Noe Valley, SF said...

Howdy, New Neighbor!

There are some pockets of trick-or-treating that border on insane - 24th St, Fair Oaks St and around the Upper Noe Rec Center. Earlier in the evening favors younger children. Hopefully others will chime in.

Have a great time!

Lisa said...

The block of 22nd Street between Castro and Noe is also great!