Halloween is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for great places to take your little ghouls and goblins trick-or-treating in Los Angeles, I am pretty partial to the Westside; particularly, Santa Monica. Of course as a parent you are looking for a safe neighborhood for your children, but as a Halloween enthusiast, you are also looking for options where the neighbors really get into the holiday spirit (and give out some pretty good treats, as well!)
As a resident of Santa Monica, I can highly recommend this community for a variety of reasons, including great schools, beautiful homes, and a great sense of community, but it is also a sweet spot for trick-or-treating.
Gillette’s Regent Square, the area south of San Vicente and north of Montana Avenue is comprised of wide streets and large lots. It consists of larger family homes and creates a perfect atmosphere for trick-or-treaters, particularly the younger kiddos who might easily get scared or tuckered out from too much walking.
Another great spot is 16th Street north of Montana between Alta on Georgina, but this spot can be a little spooky for little ones. This area is famous for its prevalence of trick or treaters, parties, and sheer amount of people. If you’re looking for a party in the streets, this is where to go.
If you have younger children and need to get started before dark, Montana Avenue’s Halloween Hop is held each year from 3:00 – 6:00pm
150 boutiques and bistros along Montana Avenue between 6th and 17th participate in this long-standing community tradition. Kids and their parents can stroll along the 10-block shopping street and enjoying treats from shop-keepers before heading into the surrounding residential neighborhoods for more Halloween fun.
I live, work and play in the area and can help you find your perfect home. I sold this beautiful home on Georgina and it is a great example of the neighborhood and why it’s a perfect spot for Trick-or-Treaters! Should you be interested in moving near the action in Santa Monica and taking advantage of all this fabulous community has to offer, please get in touch!
What’s your favorite L.A. spot on Halloween night?