Best Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat in Austin, TX
Posted by Realty Austin on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 3:13pm.
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:
- Hyde Park - North of 38th St.
- Shoal Creek
- Barton Hills
- Bouldin Creek
- Cherry Creek