3 towns in the Valley rank among the top 10 places in the US for Halloween

PHOENIX — Three Arizona cities ranked among the top 10 places in the country for Halloween in 2022, according to a fintech company’s website.

Gilbert (#3), Chandler (#7), and Peoria (#10) all placed among SmartAsset’s top places to celebrate the holidays for family friendliness, safety, and weather.

SmartAsset compared 146 US cities on 10 metrics, including concentration of costume and candy stores, weather, crime rate and community friendliness.

Gilbert ranked in the top five cities, with the study citing one of the county’s lowest crime and homeownership rates, as well as the second highest concentration of residents age 14 or younger (25%) .

Chandler, like other towns in the valley, scored well in the weather category, as chances of rain are generally unlikely with an average temperature of 71 degrees. It also ranked 15th in the violent crime rate.

In the West Valley, Peoria scored highest in the safety and weather categories. It is in the top 25 for low crime and also has an average temperature of 71 degrees with no chance of rain.

Gilbert ranked after North Las Vegas (No. 1) and Henderson, Nevada (No. 2), while three California cities and Brownsville, Texas also made the top 10.

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