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Are you new to Houston and looking for a safe and fun area to take the kids this Halloween? Then check out our list of top Houston neighborhoods for trick-or-treating. You and your little ghosts, goblins, princesses, and witches will love loading up on candy on these welcoming, safe, and festive streets.
This year, Bellaire topped a national list of best zip codes for trick-or-treating–and it tops our list, too. Bellaire, a residential “city within a city” located along the 610 loop in Southwest Houston, claimed the top spot as a result of its high-price homes and walkability. However, this neighborhood is sure to be crowded this year as a result of making a national list so get there early and plan for traffic.
#2 The Heights
If you’re looking for a safe area, not to mention generous candy portions, grab the kiddos and head to The Heights. This neighborhood’s beautiful historic homes look like haunted mansions when decorated for Halloween; they create a spooky backdrop for trick-or-treaters. The atmosphere is perfect for taking a Haunted Heights Ghost Tour, although you might want to save this experience for older children and adults. Smaller children will still enjoy the neighborhoods walkable streets.
#3 The Museum District
This neighborhood offers something a little different than your classic door-to-door quest for candy. The Children’s Museum of Houston renames itself every year to the Monster’s Museum, and on Halloween night offers the Moe’s Monster Mash Bash, a free of charge Halloween party for families from 4-8 pm. Check it out for safe trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, and more.
#4 Cinco Ranch
If you live in the suburbs west of Houston, Cinco Ranch in Katy is a great area to take the kids. The area provides safe, wide streets and a family-oriented trick-or-treat atmosphere. Don’t forget to stop by the Lake House between 5 and 8 pm for the costume contest!
Honorable Mention: The Boneyard on Washington
Do your kids have four legs and a wagging tail? Then spend Halloween at The Boneyard on Washington Avenue. This dog park/bar is hosting a Halloween party for dogs and their owners. There’s a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest, a silent auction, and doggy safe treats. Best of all, proceeds of the event go to Corridor Rescue, Inc., an animal rescue organization in Houston.
Put on your witch hat and grab the broom – this Halloween you and your family can enjoy some of Houston’s greatest areas for getting tricked and treated.
What are your favorite Houston Halloween events? Let us know in the comments.