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Best Trick or Treat Neighborhoods

Friday, October 28, 2011

 

It's trick or treat time this Monday, and we polled every ghoul and goblin to unearth the the best trick or treat neighborhoods. Is yours here? Let us know, below!

Providence

On Providence's East Side, there are some terrific pockets of candy, spooky houses, and great pumpkin carvings. On College Hill, Keene Street is renowned for its jack o' lanterns and haunted houses. Meanwhile, the cluster of houses on Freeman Parkway has a reputation for lots of great decorations, spirit, and attending good candy givers. Olney Street, near Moses Brown School, is also well loved for its looming Victorians that owners really dress up for the night. Grotto is famous for great grabs, and kids from Mount Hope are known to commute to the Blackstone Boulevard area.

Cranston

In Cranston, locals know that Dean Estates, the old-fashioned tract near Garden City, is full of young families who love the holidays and their little ones fill the neighborhood for early trick or treating (kids come from other areas to

enjoy this destination neighborhood).  On the other side of the city, Edgewood's quaint Pawtuxet Village gets the nod for charming houses that are close together (more treats in less time!), lots of pretty trees for spooking up, and it's full of young families with kids and dogs who give out great treats.

Woonsocket

It's worth a trip up Route 146 to Woonsocket's North End, which is chock-full of decorated houses, scary music blaring, kids from all over the city running up and down the sidewalks.

Warwick

Edgehill Road in Warwick's Chatham Village is beloved for its family-friendly vibe, well-lit loveliness, and lots of kids. A real destination.

East Greenwich

Word is that there's great trick or treating all over this town, but locals say that Signal Hill is full of great houses and lots of lively activity, as are the historic homes behind Main St, and the High Hawk area.

Barrington

Word on the tree-lined streets here is that the ‘Roberta Plat’ neighborhood, just off Lincoln Avenue, between Middle Highway and Washington Road is fantastic with lots of modest, family houses, close to each other for ideal trick or treating… maximum candy collecting with minimum walking, plus very little auto traffic… always a success.

Coventry

The hands-down favorite neighborhood here is Wood Estates, which is known for great candy, safe streets, and lots of houses close together. Halloween heaven.

Bristol

Older, savvy Bristol kids love to head over to the Bordertown neighborhood in the Highlands, because the bowls of candy are big and the competition is less.

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Comments:

Poorly researched article. Not just the rich sections pass out good candy.

Comment #1 by donatello gori on 2011 10 28

Wood Estates USED to be the local fav but with lots of newer developments in Coventry the influx of trick or treaters has diminished over the past few years. Dont forget there is Wood Estates North as well

Comment #2 by Rufus Mikatis on 2011 10 28

What a disgusting article. Now people will swarm these places and ruin it for next year. Way to not think this one out! These neighborhoods dont want kids bussed in.

Comment #3 by Chris Digman on 2011 10 28

Is anybody awake in the editing department?
When our kids were young, my wife and I would stock up on extra candy because our neighborhood was visited by kids from other neighborhoods. We made no big deal of it, and were happy to brighten some youngsters' Halloween.
But never, ever would we have thought to publicize this, out of simple respect for our neighbors.
I hope this story doesn't spur unhappiness in some quarters, but I believe it will.

Comment #4 by E.J. Dunn on 2011 10 28

Bristol: Bordertown and the Highlands are two separate neighborhoods-both very nice and safe but miles from each other.Children of all ages welcome.

Comment #5 by paula wolfang on 2011 11 01




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