We did it Pacific Northwest!  For Halloween, children and adults enjoy common festivities including dressing up, office parties, and of course, trick or treating.  This is the only time of year when people can become the professionals they idolize, or the characters that heavily influence them, or a profession that they aspire to be, or just anything that is NOT THEM!  From elementary school to colleges to retirement homes, everyone celebrates Halloween in their own special way!

However, it is sad to say that trick or treating has taken quite a dip in terms of community involvement over the past few years.  With the many dangerous things that are present in our current community, it is getting more and more common for parents to not take their children trick or treating. 

Although this is something that should be taken very seriously, there is one thing that we in the Pacific Northwest can be very proud of.  The cities of Seattle and Portland ranked #8 and #10 in the United States regarding the best placed for trick or treating!

With the overwhelming friendly nature the Pacific Northwest has to offer, along with the unique culture that each city provides, parents can trust that their children will have a great time while being in a safe environment.

According to research conducted by Zillow, Seattle and Portland reached these excellent rankings with parameters set by Zillow’s home value index, population density, walk score, and local crime data of that neighborhood!

When in Seattle, the best neighborhoods to trick or treat at include: Phinney Ridge, Loyal Heights, Wallingford, Queen Anne, and Roosevelt!

In Portland, the best neighborhoods to go to include: Alameda, Laurelhurst, Irvington, Mount Tabor, and Eastmoreland!

Most importantly, we at Creekside Mortgage want to ensure that each and every one of you have a safe Halloween!  With everything that is out there, it truly is better to be safe than sorry.  We would love for you to share with us your Halloween costume on Facebook and Twitter!  (Who knows what mysterious treats we will give away to those who share the most…) 

Go to http://www.zillow.com/blog/trick-or-treat/ for more city information!