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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. 94618 Rockridge neighborhood $1,442,400 3,855 99% 0.9
Washington, D.C. 20016 American University Park neighborhood $1,120,000 2,791 99% 0.4
San Francisco 94941 Mill Valley, Calif. $1,479,700 3,300 97% 1.7
San Jose 94306 Palo Alto, Calif. $2,481,300 2,715 89% 1.0
Boston 02478 Belmont, Mass. $875,500 4,142 91% 0.6
Los Angeles 90272 Pacific Palisades neighborhood $2,093,400 2,491 98% 3.4
Chicago 60043 Kenilworth, Ill. $1,218,700 1,444 98% 0.7
Dallas 75225 University Heights neighborhood $1,896,500 1,770 89% 1.0
San Diego 92118 Coronado Beach South Island neighborhood $1,482,700 4,049 91% 4.0
New York, N.Y. 07657 Ridgefield, N.J. $490,600 3,672 97% 0.7
Portland, Ore. 97212 Irvington/Grant Park neighborhood $637,000 3,103 92% 1.1
Seattle 98033 Kirkland, Wash. $925,900 2,068 91% 1.2
Miami 33149 Key Biscayne, Fla. $1,961,400 1,885 98% 5.7
Houston 77005 West University Place neighborhood $1,232,700 2,549 87% 2.4
Minneapolis 55419 Lynnhurst/Tangletown neighborhood $512,700 2,251 99% 1.1
Baltimore 21212 North Baltimore $525,700 1,970 97% 0.5
Pittsburgh 15217 Greenfield neighborhood $504,600 2,772 91% 0.7
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33316 Port Everglades neighborhood $1,068,200 1,436 86% 0.5
Charlotte, N.C. 28207 Eastover/Freedom Park neighborhood $981,800 1,267 100% 2.8
Atlanta 30022 Alpharetta, Ga. $680,300 1,357 93% 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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