Getting the goods Albuquerque’s best and safest places to trick-or-treat

By Daniel Montaño , Senior Reportermaps

For parents, keeping their little monsters from running into something truly scary while trick-or-treating means knowing the safest neighborhoods to go to, and Albuquerque has some of the best neighborhoods in the country for Halloween fun according to

Zillow annually ranks the best cities in the United States, and although Albuquerque just narrowly missed making the top 20 this year, our fair city has held that honor in the past, according to their website.

Beside which neighbor­hoods tend to be the most generous with candy treats, the website’s real-estate data experts calculate which neigh­borhoods top the list by look­ing at home values, how easy it is to walk the streets, population density, and most importantly crime statistics, according to their website.

According to Zillow’s most recent data, topping the list for Albuquerque is the Altura Park neighbor­hood, which consists of homes surrounding Altura Park on Morningside drive and bordered by Indian School Road to the north, Washington Street to the east, Constitution Avenue to the south and Carlisle Drive to the west.

The data said the Oso Grande neighborhood on the southwest corner of Spain Road NE and Eubank Boulevard NE, is the next best place to go, and Academy Hills on the southwest corner of Academy Road NE and Eubank Boulevard NE came in third.

Fourth and fifth place went to Peppertree-Royal oak, west of Tramway Boulevard NE, between Academy and Spain roads NE, and Embudo Canyon east of Tramway Boulevard at Indian School Road NE, according to the website.

Even for trick-or-treat­ers who live in another part of town, the drive to these neighborhoods should prove worth it in pounds of glorious candy, chocolate and other sugary snacks.

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