We are in the final home stretch for October, which means Halloween is almost upon us. And whether or not you have a good time on October 31st depends a lot upon where you live. Kids can have fun anywhere, but for adults there are a number of factors that go into the makings of a good Halloween. If you have kids, safety and not having to walk a marathon to get them some candy, are super important. Luckily Zillow did a lot of the hard work already by compiling a list of the best Halloween cities based on home values, the proximity of homes to each other and crime rate. So which cities took the top spots? Philadelphia, San Jose, Calif., San Francisco, Milwaukee, Wis. and Los Angeles. Check out the full list here.
You are also spending moola on your costume, probably as Harley Quinn since that was the most Googled costume this year. So something that could be pleasing to cost-conscious adults would be spending Halloween in a city where you will also be able to afford your rent this month. Luckily WalletHub crunched the numbers on the cheapest cities to And though it would seem like Halloween was a little cheaper than the major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, you would be surprised at how much people spend on this one day. The National Retail Hub survey that found 70 percent of Americans will take part in Halloween celebrations, spending roughly $83 a person. That adds up to an estimated $8.4 billion total, up $1.5 billion from a year ago (that’s $547.9 million for candy alone. So many Swedish Fish!) spend Halloween in for this year. They compared the 100 largest U.S. cities across 18 key metrics, ranging from “number of candy and chocolate stores per capita” to “Halloween weather forecast,” (coincidentally these are the same metrics I use for any city I am considering living in.) The top cities for Halloween spending are Santa Ana, CA, New York, NY, Jersey City, NJ, Newark, NJ and Laredo, TX.