East Grand Rapids named best in Michigan for trick-or-treating

According to one study, there is no place better to go trick or treating in Michigan than East Grand Rapids.

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Where are you trick-or-treating Tuesday, Oct. 31? If you're not sure yet, maybe you should consider East Grand Rapids.

The city was named the best town in the entire state of Michigan to trick-or-treat by 24/7 Wall Street.

The ranking was based on a number of parameters, including:

  • The percentage of kids 14 years and younger
  • Housing occupancy rates
  • Poverty rates
  • Prevalence of crimes

The site notes that East Grand Rapids is "chock full of Halloween-esque attractions, most notably haunted houses and an amusement park called The Haunt."

Unfortunately, 24/7 Wall Street failed to note that The Haunt is actually in the Walker city limits and has a Grand Rapids address, but hey, the more local places we can honor the better, right?

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"This 20,000 square foot facility," the site said, "has been inducing fear - and thrill - in western Michigan residents since 2001.

"With one-quarter of its population kids 14 and younger, passing out candy to innocent trick-or-treaters should keep residents busy."

The site noted that the average temperature in East Grand Rapids on Halloween night is 49 degrees. It's likely to be a little colder than that this year.

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Matt Gard is the Senior Producer of the 13 Morning News. If you have a story idea, you can contact him on Twitter, @mgard_wzzm13 or by e-mail, MattGard@wzzm13.com.

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