For families with little kids, one of the biggest decisions around Halloween time is finding the best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating. People often think the wealthier the neighborhood, the bigger the candy bag, but finding the best places to trick-or-treat is about more than just neighborhoods with high property values. 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 density. Here are our top picks for Austin neighborhoods to trick-or-treat in. See our complete list of Austin's neighborhoods for trick-or-treating and Happy Halloween!
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:
In Central Austin:
Central Austin neighborhoods have high volume of homes per block and are well-trafficked 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
- Travis Heights
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