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The Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating this Halloween Are...

Here are the top 10 cities in the U.S. where trick-or-treaters are most likely to hit the Halloween candy jackpot.

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If you live in Cary, NC, get ready for a sweet Halloween! Cary was named the 2015 top city for trick-or-treating in America by Nextdoor, a free and private social network for neighborhoods. If you're not a Cary resident, don't worry--nine other cities made this year's list of top sweet spots.

Nextdoor analyzed data from the tens of thousands of neighborhoods that use the platform's annual Treat Map feature to determine where in the U.S. trick-or-treaters are most likely to hit the candy jackpot this Halloween.

The top 10 cities are as follows:

  1. Cary, NC
  2. Ann Arbor, MI
  3. Omaha, NE
  4. Columbus, OH
  5. Frisco, TX
  6. Orlando, FL
  7. Downers Grove, IL
  8. Greenville, SC
  9. Baton Rouge, LA
  10. Boise, ID

The list comes from data collected from cities where more than 5,000 residents are using Nextdoor. Neighbors can use Nextdoor's Treat Map feature to let each other know their house will be passing out candy on the holiday. Parents and their little ghouls and goblins can then use Treat Map to plot out the best trick-or-treating route.

Now that you know the top houses to hit on All Hallow's Eve, you'll want to make sure your costumed kiddo has a stylish sack to tow his spoils back home--check out our 15 creative bag and bucket ideas that are way cooler than the default plastic pumpkin.

If you're not keen on giving out candy, check out these 10 cool and candy-free treats that will please your little visitors without adding to the neighborhood sugar rush.

And of course, every trick-or-treater needs a cool costume. Head to our costume gallery for fun and creative ideas for every age.

Kaitlin Ahern is the Editor of Parents.com. She lives in Brooklyn with her cat, who plans to be a dinosaur for Halloween this year. Follow Kaitlin on Instagramand Twitter.

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