Where Did Texas Land On The List Of Friendliest States To Trick-or-Treat?
Halloween is just around the corner, and soon little ghouls and goblins will be walking around your neighborhood in search of the sweetest candy! (Kids, not actual ghouls and goblins FYI)
For the most part, every neighborhood I’ve gone trick-or-treating as a child or as an adult with my son has been pretty friendly. However, apparently not all states are friendly when it come’s to trick-or-treating.
A recent study ranked the top 100 American cities based on their "trick-or-treater friendliness." The study considered population density, walkability, crime rates, the "perception of safety," and even the chilling stats of vehicle accidents involving pedestrians. *Shrieks in Spanish*
Shockingly, New York City took the coveted crown for the most trick-or-treater-friendly. New York City's bustling streets, neighborhoods galore, and a sense of security make it the perfect destination for a candy quest…. According to this survey.
Where did Texas land on the list:
Jersey City, New Jersey, nabs second place, with Boston following closely in third.
Gilbert, Arizona; Hialeah, Florida; Santa Ana, California; Newark, New Jersey; Laredo, Texas; Irvine, California; and Philadelphia also make it to the top 10 Halloween hotspots.
El Paso, Texas didn’t make the top 10 list but we did make it to number 46! Hey, top 50?! We will take it!
The Haunting Bottom Five:
Now, for the spookiest part: the worst cities for trick-or-treating. Birmingham, Alabama, leads the way as the least friendly for candy collectors, with Memphis, Tennessee, right behind. St. Louis, Missouri; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, bring up the rear in this bone-chilling list.
So, if you're planning to hit the streets with your little trick-or-treaters, you might want to check this list and ensure you're in one of the top-rated cities for a spooktacular Halloween adventure.
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