Best Columbus neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treat

by Maureen McCabe on October 28, 2010

Worthington Halloween  post card Best Columbus ‘hoods for Trick-or-Treat… since Zillow is doing the best neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treat for Atlanta, San Diego, Los Angeles and other US cities,  I can not help but wonder what are the best Columbus neighborhoods for ‘Trick-or-Treat” based on the numbers…

Is Zillow better at predicting ‘Trick-or-Treat” loot than they are with home values?  How do they do it?  From the Zillow Blog

There is a common belief that wealthy neighborhoods are the Holy Grail for harvesting the most Halloween candy. However, to provide a more holistic approach to trick-or-treating, the Zillow Trick-or-Treat Housing Index was calculated using four equally weighted data variables: Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI), population density, Walk Score and local crime data from Relocation Essentials. Based on those variables, the Index represents neighborhoods that will provide the most candy, with the least walking and safety risks.”

Booo Zillow does not index Columbus on Best Cities for ‘Trick or Treat’

Best Columbus neighborhoods for ‘Trick-or-Treat” is  based on Zillow + Walk Score + crime data. I am unfamiliar with Relocation Essentials.  The online resource for crime data I am familiar with has only City of Columbus data, none of the suburbs.  Or did not have more than Columbus data.

Are the best Central Ohio ‘Trick-or-Treat’  neighborhoods in the City of Columbus, in more urban areas?


Would German Village be the best Columbus place to “Trick or Treat” because there are  expensive homes?  Best place for treats because of a good Walk Score?

Would Victorian Village be the best place again because of the expensive homes, good Walk Score…  or just because of the architecture?  There is nothing like a Victorian style home for ghosts!  Or does a Colonial spook you?

Clintonville?  Good walk score.  Clintonville homes are much more moderately priced but I would think Clintonville would be a neighborhood that would embrace Halloween and make it worth the neighbor kids efforts to “Trick- or -Treat.”


Worthington or parts of the City of Worthington have great Walk Scores.  Worthington is old.  Really old.  Worthington has their Trick-or-Treat Sunday.

Upper Arlington or Grandview should have good Walk Score… higher value homes.  Walk Score?

New Albany because they certainly can afford to give out full size candy bars?


Southern Delaware County Communities like Lewis Center? or Powell?  Long walks between expensive houses in many neighborhoods.

Today is Beggar’s Night for most of Central Ohio.     Do you need something like the Zillow Trick-or-Treat Housing Index? Or with “Trick-or-Treating” is it like what Dorothy found out in the Wizard of Oz?

There’s no place like home.

There’s no place like home.

There’s no place like  home.

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1 Maureen McCabe October 29, 2010 at 04:57 pm

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