Our Favorite Spooky Cities


Some of these town names are “killer,” but many of their home prices aren’t that scary.


Ah, Halloween. What a great time of year. You get to watch scary movies, spook yourself through haunted houses, and eat as much candy corn and chocolate bars as you want. And on top of all that it just happens to be my birthday as well. In any case, it got us thinking … imagine if people associated your hometown with Halloween all year long? With a little Halloween homework, we came up with a list of the best spooky cities to live, and rated them by median price. Some of these names are “killer,” and many of their home prices are even better.

Scary, West Virginia
Median Home Price: $118,229
It doesn’t get much “scarier” than this town. In Scary, West Virginia, there is a Big Scary School, a Big Scary Road and a Scary Creek, famous for its civil war battle.

Bad Axe, Michigan
Median Home Price: $162,595
Not surprisingly, the mascot for Bad Axe High School is the “Hatchets.”

Moon Township, Pennsylvania
Median Home Price: $198,570
In 2004, Moon Township initiated the slogan, “Explore Our Universe.” With a median home price at less than $200K, I just think I might.

Owls Head, Maine
Median Home Price: $240,280
Want to throw the ultimate Halloween party? Head to Owl’s Head. With areas named Ash Point, Crescent Beach and even Holiday Beach you’ll have a hoot celebrating this spooky holiday.

Salem, Massachusetts
Median Home Price: $278,677
Salem doesn’t take Halloween lightly. With more than 800,000 visitors annually, about 25 percent of them check out this famous city during the month of October. With Halloween events almost every day this week, why wouldn’t you?

Killen, Alabama
Median Home Price: $282,188
Killen doesn’t just have a spooky name – it’s known for its haunted attractions. New this year is Arx Mortis, which is 50,000 square feet of terror.

Hershey, Pennsylvania
Median Home Price: $309,642
According to Hershey, houses with black shutters are 77 percent more likely to hand out Kit Kat Wafer Bars. I wonder how many homes with black shutters there are in the chocolate town itself?

Casper, Wyoming
Median Home Price: $323,527
The only professional baseball team in Wyoming, “the Casper Ghosts” belongs to this friendly town.

Slaughter, Delaware
Median Home Price: $408,400
Rumor has it this tiny town either got its name from postmaster William Slaughter or from the horseshoe crabs that wash up on shore and die each year. With only 200 people living in Slaughter, you can buy a home in nearby Milford.

Sleepy Hollow, New York
Median Home Price: $1,211,260
There are at least 11 towns named “Sleepy Hollow” across the United States. The name doesn’t scare away residents here – with the highest median home price on our list, it must be a place people are dying to live in.


Header image courtesy of Flickr user VaMedia

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David Marine is the Chief Marketing Officer at Coldwell Banker, where he oversees the brand’s marketing efforts and content strategy including acting as managing editor for the Coldwell Banker blog and heading up video production efforts. While CMO by day, David runs a three ring circus at night as he is the father of 4 boys. He also happens to be married to Wonder Woman. True story.

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