Philly Named Best City to Be…a Vampire?

Halloween inspires the most interesting of lists.

Philadelphia may be included on many top cities lists, but having the no.1 spot for this was unexpected. Redfin published its findings this week, using data that included which towns had the highest average number of cloudy days, blood drives, and the longest bar/club hours (hey, vamps need entertainment too!).

They also looked at which cities had been ranked as having the most homes for sale near cemeteries because, quote, “vampires wouldn’t want to travel too far to get from their home to their coffin when the day breaks.” Of course they wouldn’t.

Here’s how Philly scored:

  • Cloudy days: 160
  • Bar Hours: 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.
  • # of Blood Banks and Drives: 548
  • Homes for Sale Near Cemeteries Ranking: 2

But it wasn’t numbers alone that earned us the undead-friendly crown. From Redfin:

“I’m not surprised Philadelphia tops the list!” said Blakely Minton, a local Redfin real estate agent. “There are a lot of historical homes here, many of which are rumored to be haunted. Examples of places with a spooky past include the Edgar Allan Poe House, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Mütter Museum, the Powel House, the Betsy Ross House … the list goes on. A company called Grim Philly even offers a ‘Vampires, Sex and Ghost Tour’ that you can take at night.”


The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Be a Vampire [Redfin]