What happened Atlanta? Last year, we were ranked 15th best city in the nation for trick-or-treating by Zillow, but this year we didn't even crack the top 20! Considering that we were recently crowned "Zombie Capital of the World," this Halloween downgrade is perplexing indeed!
But fear not, ye seeker of sweets. You don't need to travel to #1 ranked San Francisco for a full candy bucket; there are still a slew of Atlanta neighborhoods ripe for sugar-crazed pillaging. We at Clickscape took the liberty of forming our own list of the best Atlanta neighborhoods for trick-or-treating, based on the factors of walkability, last week's average home listing price, and the number of crime incidentsreported in 2010. Our methodology is admittedly subjective, but we figured these are good overall indicators of a successful trick-or-treat experience, wouldn't you agree?
Like we mentioned last year, the most expensive communities aren't always the best bet, given their usual lack of sidewalks and time-consuming driveways. Therefore, Buckhead is absent on our list with the exception of Garden Hills. The ever popular neighborhoods of Atlanta's northeast quadrant figure the most heavily. Needless to say, there's some great real estate eye candy in store for the grown ups.
Here's our top 8 suggestions for the 2011 trick-or-treating season in Atlanta.
- Atkins Park
- Brookwood Hills
- Ansley Park
- Garden Hills
- Candler Park
- Morningside/Lenox Park
- Virginia Highland
- Inman Park