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HomeUnion® Names the Best Neighborhoods for Trick-or-Treating

Rockridge, a neighborhood in Oakland, Calif., tops this year’s list of the best Halloween haunts


IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2017 – HomeUnion®, a leading online real estate investment and management firm, has released its second annual list of the top 20 neighborhoods for trick-or-treating just in time for Friday the 13th. The company analyzed the largest metros in the United States based on median home prices, neighborhood density, neighborhood safety, and the proximity to the nearest cemetery to create the comprehensive list. Median home price was the heaviest weighted factor analyzed in the study.

“This list serves as a great guideline for trick-or-treaters,” says Steve Hovland, director of research for HomeUnion®. “We have eliminated communities with safety issues, and those with homes that are too far apart for children to trick-or-treat. To add an element of spookiness to the study, we’ve even factored in how close the nearest cemetery is to each neighborhood. This list highlights HomeUnion®’s big data capabilities: Just as we utilize micro-level data to help investors acquire single-family rental (SFR) properties that meet their customized financial needs, we have utilized micro-level data to help kids and their families find some of the best neighborhoods in the U.S. for trick-or-treating,” notes Hovland.

Here’s a complete list of the top neighborhoods in the U.S. for trick-or-treating, based on data from HomeUnion® Research Services, Maponics and the FBI:

Metro Area Zip Code Submarket Median Home Price Density / Homes Per Sq. Mile Safety Ranking

Distance to Nearest Cemetery

Oakland, Calif.94618Rockridge neighborhood$1,442,4003,85599%0.9
Washington, D.C.20016American University Park neighborhood$1,120,0002,79199%0.4
San Francisco94941Mill Valley, Calif.$1,479,7003,30097%1.7
San Jose94306Palo Alto, Calif.$2,481,3002,71589%1.0
Boston02478Belmont, Mass.$875,5004,14291%0.6
Los Angeles90272Pacific Palisades neighborhood$2,093,4002,49198%3.4
Chicago60043Kenilworth, Ill.$1,218,7001,44498%0.7
Dallas75225University Heights neighborhood$1,896,5001,77089%1.0
San Diego92118Coronado Beach South Island neighborhood$1,482,7004,04991%4.0
New York, N.Y.07657Ridgefield, N.J.$490,6003,67297%0.7
Portland, Ore.97212Irvington/Grant Park neighborhood$637,0003,10392%1.1
Seattle98033Kirkland, Wash.$925,9002,06891%1.2
Miami33149Key Biscayne, Fla.$1,961,4001,88598%5.7
Houston77005West University Place neighborhood$1,232,7002,54987%2.4
Minneapolis55419Lynnhurst/Tangletown neighborhood$512,7002,25199%1.1
Baltimore21212North Baltimore$525,7001,97097%0.5
Pittsburgh15217Greenfield neighborhood$504,6002,77291%0.7
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.33316Port Everglades neighborhood$1,068,2001,43686%0.5
Charlotte, N.C.28207Eastover/Freedom Park neighborhood$981,8001,267100%2.8
Atlanta30022Alpharetta, Ga.$680,3001,35793%0.7


For a list of the best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in HomeUnion® markets, visit:



About HomeUnion®
HomeUnion® is an online real estate investment management firm. Based in Irvine, Calif., it provides all the services needed for individuals to invest remotely in rental properties. The company uses a combination of research and proprietary analytics to incorporate data on over 110 million homes and 200,000 neighborhoods into their database, and then delivers its solutions to an on-the-ground infrastructure that currently serves six locations. HomeUnion®’s role spans the lifecycle of the investment transaction: identifying sound investments, handling all aspects of acquisition, maximizing income, protecting asset value, and selling the asset when the time comes.
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