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Top 20 Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- For all you serious candy seekers hitting the streets this Halloween, look no further.

On Monday, real estate website Zillow.com announced the results of their fourth annual Trick-or-Treat Index, ranking the top 20 best cities for little ghosts and goblins around the nation to collect the most terrifyingly tasty treats.

Zillow's Trick-or-Treat Index "represents cities that will provide the most candy, with the least walking and safety risk," the firm said in a statement. And in addition to the obvious fun factor and high candy collection rate, the website credits four "more holistic" variables that were taken into consideration when calculating the index: Zillow Home Value Index, population density, Walk Score and local crime data from Relocation Essentials.

San Francisco has come out on top two years in a row. But Albuquerque, N.M., must have started handing out raisins rather than Reese's, since it's no longer on the list.

Zillow gets even more specific for the hardcore sweet seekers, breaking down the top cities into the best-ranking neighborhoods for safe, yet frightening fun. If you're in San Francisco, you might want to take your spooky self over to the Presido Heights neighborhood, and if you're in Boston, try out Beacon Hill.

With about two weeks left until Halloween, hold on to your pointy witch hats, because here is the full list of the nation's top 20 best cities for trick-or-treating:

1. San Francisco
2. Boston
3. Honolulu
4. Seattle
5. San Jose, Calif.
6. Chicago
7. Los Angeles
8. Portland
9. Philadelphia
10. Washington, D.C.
11. Minneapolis
12. Pittsburgh
13. Denver
14. Miami
15. San Diego
16. Milwaukee
17. Buffalo
18. Cincinnati
19. Virginia Beach, Va.
20. Baltimore

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