Thursday, October 20, 2011

From CurbedLA: Zillow Names Bel~Air 4th Best Trick-or-Treat Neighborhood in LA. Are they kidding???

Today Zillow released its third annual list of the best cities for trick-or-treating. Los Angeles has moved up the list, from number 14 last year to eight this year. The rankings are based on four equally-weighted variables: the Zillow Home Value Index, Walk Score, population density, and local crime data. (San Francisco, Boston, and Honolulu topped the list). According to Zillow's data, here are Los Angeles's five best trick-or-treating neighborhoods for 2011:
1. Westwood
2. Brentwood
3. Pacific Palisades
4. Bel Air
5. Venice

Now we spend a lot of time thinking about both neighborhoods and candy collecting, and this year's list is pretty good, but we're still not completely sold. Can you imagine trying to walk a costumed kid around Pacific Palisades at night?
There's just a certain je ne sais quoi to trick-or-treating that resists a purely numbers-based approach. So: you tell us, in the comments or via email, the best LA places to trick or treat and why (don't forget why!). We'll vote on the winners next week.