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Daily Real Estate News  |  December 16, 2010  |   Rooftop Deliveries: Santa Rates the Cities
Zillow.com crunched the numbers and determined the 20 top cities on Santa’s list.

According to Zillow, what makes Santa happy is:

· Percentage of homes with a fireplace (If there are fireplaces, there should be chimneys).

· Percentage of single-story homes (This presumes that Santa would prefer single-story homes so there’s less likelihood of a workplace injury).

· Weather (Snow and clear days are desirable, and rainy days are undesirable).

· Percent of homes with children (Santa enjoys spreading cheer to all the good girls and boys).

· Walk Score (Neighborhoods with a higher Walk Score indicate a dense population, which makes Santa able to delivery more efficiently).

· Lot size (A bigger lot often means a bigger roof and more room for Santa to land all those reindeer).

The top 10 Santa-pleasing cities were:
1. Colorado Springs, Colo.
2. Wichita, Kansas
3. Los Angeles
4. Dallas
5. Oklahoma City
6. El Paso, Texas
7. Minneapolis
8. Phoenix
9. Albuquerque
10. Denver

Source: Zillow.com, Whitney Tyner (12/14/2010)

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