Oh Zillow. Sometimes you make it so easy. This week Zillow ranked SF the #2 city in the nation for trick or treating. Which is ridiculous since every San Francisco resident knows we are #1 when it comes to Halloween. Having lived all across America I can tell you that no town takes its Halloween as seriously as San Francisco.
They then went on to highlight the five best neighborhoods for trick or treating in SF, using a special algorithm they created just to show off how awesome they are at making algorithms. Or something.
Their list didn’t even mention what every true San Franciscan knows to be the #1-best-in-the-universe trick or treating spot: Belvedere St. in Cole Valley.
As the photo of Belvedere St. (above) shows, you simply can’t beat Belvedere St. for a safe, family-oriented, high-density, candy-rich location to trick or treat in the city of San Francisco. The block is closed off to vehicles and becomes a neighborhood celebration, with residents transforming their garages into frightful displays ofÂ ghoulishÂ ingenuity. The trick or treating starts in the late afternoon for the younger set, and carries on in to the evening for those with a slightly later bedtime.
It would be a cheap shot for me to suggest that if Zillow can’t get the candy algorithm right in San Francisco, should you trust them with a house value calculation? But it’s almost Halloween and I’d never be the guy to say something like that. Even if it’s true.
But seriously, it’s okay with me if everyone else heads to the neighborhoods mentioned by the other Z. That just leaves more candy and fun for me and mine on Belvedere St.