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Best Cities To Trick-Or-Treat: San Francisco, Boston Top The List

  First Posted: 10/20/11 02:18 PM ET   Updated: 12/20/11 05:12 AM ET

Between the threat of razor blades in Kit Kat bars, roaming sex offenders and large spans of dark, empty roads, Halloween has the reputation of being a pretty hazardous holiday.

Luckily, the data-heads over at Zillow have compiled a brand-new list of the best cities to trick-or-treat in. Researchers analyzed a host of factors, including safety, walkability, population density and median home values to determine the top places to hit the streets with the kiddies this year.

Not surprisingly, the progressive haven of San Francisco came in first place, followed by Boston and Honolulu. But some unexpected spots (San Jose? Virginia Beach?) managed to make the cut, too.

Unfortunately, the final list may give our friends in Suburbia an extra reason to keep their children inside this All Saints Eve. To which we can only offer our condolences and a reminder that the Fog City is certainly a lovely place to visit in the Fall.

Take a look at the 20 best cities for trick-or-treating below, and click over to Zillow for more information. Bummed your town didn't make the cut? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

(Slideshow by Joe Satran.)

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Zillow Says: Try Altura or anywhere on in the Eastside area.

Locals Say: A "Best in Burque" poll from earlier this year ended with Tonoan being proclaimed the best trick-or-treating neighborhood in New Mexico's biggest city.
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