Barnes Design & Development Management
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Thoughts & Lessons Learned

Good Places for Halloween Trick or Treating equals Good Neighborhood

If you live in a neighborhood ideal for trick or treating, chances are you live in a good neighborhood. Here’s your checklist:

  1. Pedestrian friendly streets. Streets are designed for people and accommodate cars. Not the other way around.
  2. Greens and parks within walking distance that are perfect for neighborhood Halloween festivals.
  3. Limited dead end streets to allow for the planning of trick or treating routes that maximize the number of houses visited.
  4. Houses are in close proximity to one another for more efficient candy procurement.
  5. You know your neighbors and feel comfortable having your kids, especially the younger ones, ring their doors bells and get treats.
  6. Stores nearby to pick up some extra candy in case you run out.
  7. A nearby pub or bar, preferably just a short walk away, for the adults to gather after the kids have crashed from their sugar rushes.

Congratulations if your neighborhood shares most of these attributes.

Halloween Fun