Best Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat in Austin, TX

Posted by Realty Austin on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 3:13pm.


Image of a trick-or-treater in Austin

Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without trick-or-treaters walking the streets.

For families with little trick-or-treaters, one of the biggest decisions is finding the best neighborhood to trick-or-treat. Almost too often neighborhoods are recognized for trick-or-treating based on their high property values -- the wealthier the neighborhood, the bigger the candy bag. But this alone should not be considered when looking for the best neighborhood to trick-or-treat in Austin. Safety, distance between homes, and the number of families with kids should also be considered. In our list of Austin's best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating, neighborhoods are ranked based on their home values as well as other criteria including walk score, crime rate, and population densisty.


Best Neighborhoods In Austin for Trick-or-Treating

Around the suburbs of Austin:
Suburbs or planned development communities are great neighborhoods for trick-or-treating because they usually have a higher percentage of families with children and a low crime rate. Here are the top suburbs around Austin to trick-or-treat:

Inside Central Austin:
Central Austin neighborhoods have high volume of homes per block and are well-trafficed by neighbors making them ideal neighborhoods to trick-or-treat. While the home values and walk score are high, a lot of Central Austin neighborhoods have families that go to annual Halloween parties or have gated entrances and don't participate in handing out candy. It's best to avoid these areas – as well as those with college students or other busy night-life neighborhoods around Downtown – and head west or north towards quieter neighborhoods like Hyde Park or Tarrytown. Here are the best neighborhoods in Austin to trick-or-treat:

Know another great kid-friendly neighborhood in Austin for trick-or-treaters? Share it in the comments below.

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2 Responses to "Best Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat in Austin, TX"

Brie wrote:
Why would you list Hyde Park as a great place for trick-or-treating? Most of the people there are college kids and half of them wouldn't have candy out.

Posted on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at 12:19pm.

Brittanie wrote:
Hi Brie, I'm one of the moderators for this blog and I wanted to answer your question. You are absolutely correct that a majority of those living in Hyde Park are renters who attend the university. Most of the streets just north of campus in Hyde Park are almost all rentals with college students. But the areas of Hyde Park north of 38th and west of I-35 are predominantly families with kids or elders who enjoy celebrating holidays in their neighborhood like Halloween. And the Victorian homes on these streets are great for turning into haunted landscapes. :)

Will definitely make a note in the blog that North Hyde Park is better than South Hyde Park to trick-or-treat.

Posted on Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 10:22am.



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