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What neighborhoods are good for trick-or-treating?

Original post made by alp on Oct 18, 2008

I'd love to get a sense of the liveliest places to take my kids trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Our street is pretty quiet, it's a dead end, mostly older residents so not much Halloween traffic. Any suggestions?


Posted by NW Resident, a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 20, 2008 at 1:45 pm

The Mercy-Bush neighborhood near downtown is usually pretty lively for trick-or-treating. We have some friends who live on View St and they took us around their area last year. There were a lot of decorated homes on Loreto, Velarde, and Bush Streets. I haven't been by there yet this year to see how many homes are decorated.

Our area around Devonshire Park and Murlagan Ave is usually pretty lively since there are a number of families in the area with school age children.

Have fun and be safe out there!

Posted by Rez_east, a resident of Whisman Station
on Oct 20, 2008 at 4:25 pm

Where is that phenomenal haunted house in Mountain View? I heard about it last year but was never got there in time.

Posted by GSB, a resident of Castro City
on Oct 20, 2008 at 4:46 pm

The FearNet house

Web Link

Posted by NW Resident, a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 21, 2008 at 9:02 am

It looks like the DC Cemetery will be open again this year at 840 Bush Street, between Yosemite and Fairmont. They even have "kid friendly" hours on certain days.

Web Link

Posted by princess, a resident of Jackson Park
on Oct 24, 2008 at 8:28 pm

the liveliest place to take the kids trick or treating is on montecito st, burgoyne st, and farley st, because they fix up homes and there is alot of kids around the area i live on central and there is hardly any kids that live around here. so my husband and i take them over on that side because it is more funnier. happy halloween and have a safe halloween have fun and get plenty of candys

Posted by Bernie Brightman, a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 25, 2008 at 10:55 am

I hear that THE place to go is the Willow Glen neighborhood in San Jose.

Posted by Enough!, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 29, 2008 at 8:24 am

How about your own neighborhood? That's what makes a neighborhood.

Posted by Elna Tymes, a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 29, 2008 at 2:26 pm

Things are pretty lively in Monta Loma,thanks in particular to the local e-list that compiles a list of homes friendly to the very young set who will be going around about 5 or 5:30ish. But we get a lot of other action too, largely from neighborhood families. Thompson is pretty good, but so is Adele/Lida/Palmer.