Have you noticed fewer and fewer trick-or-treaters in your neighborhood each Halloween? It’s a growing epidemic that’s plaguing more than just Kansas City, as parents across the country are taking their children trick-or-treating in communities that are perceived to be “safer,” or to special “trunk-or-treat” events. Sayonara, Halloween.
Wait a second…October’s best holiday isn’t dead; it’s just been relocated to a neighborhood you may have to drive to. Let’s get you back to building your kid’s Diabetes Starter’s Kit the right way. Here are the most popular places and areas near Kansas City to trick-or-treat in this Halloween. Stay safe, folks.
Brookside – Country Club District
Head north from 62nd St and Pennsylvania Ave and zig-zag your way up to Loose Park. The area is always packed with trick-or-treaters and well-lit, decorated houses. Click here to view the map.
Nearly every Prairie Village neighborhood is great for candy. Prairie Hills, Ridge View Heights, and Meadow Lake are good options. Click here to view the map.
Good trick-or-treating abounds in the Mission Hills neighborhoods. Try the southern area of Sagamore Heights and northern Belinder Hills. Click here to view the map.
Start near Neale Peterson Park and make your way north through Mission Highlands. The Fieldstone neighborhood – and the area just east, near the country club – is another good option. Click here to view the map.
Fairway Manor, near Bishop Miege, is a popular Halloween-y spot, as is the Hunter Ridge, Crossland, and Walnut View. Click here to view the map.
Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood
Kansas City Museum’s 26th Annual Scare-It Halloween bash will close off 8 blocks around Gladstone Blvd just for trick-or-treating. From 5:30 to 8:30 PM, kids and parents can explore the area without fear (of vehicles, that is). Enjoy food trucks, creep-tastic music, a haunted house or two, and more. Read more about this Kansas City Halloween event here.
Blue Valley (Overland Park, KS)
Park by Blue Valley’s pair of school and weave through both The Wilderness and Wilderness Valley. Or explore Blue Valley Heights and Willow Bend, just north of 159th St. Click here to view the map.
Heatherstone (Olathe, KS)
Make your way to Heatherstone Park in Olathe, KS, to not only trick-or-treat but also see one of the neighborhood’s best-decorated houses (S. Rene Street). Click here to view the map.
Old West Lawrence (Lawrence, KS)
Next to Buford M. Watson Park, you’ll find a tucked-away trick-or-treating hotspot: Old West Lawrence. Its simple grid layout makes for easy navigating on Halloween night. Click here to view the map.
Deerfield (Lawrence, KS)
The Deerfield community in Lawrence is another nice spot for kids to knock on doors and smell some feet. Take Fall Creek Drive to Trail Road (or vice-versa) and don’t forget the area south of the Deerfield Park Skatepark. Click here to view the map.
Another primetime spot to build up your kid’s Halloween bucket is Midtown. South Hyde Park, Hyde Park Neighborhood, and Hanover near Old Westport are good places to look. Click here to view the map.
Merriam-County Line Road
The northern edge of Merriam is awash with Halloween charm. Owen Manor, Lawrence Heights, Mcanany Estate, and South Park (heh) are solid choices if you’re looking to start a new trick-or-treating tradition. Click here to view the map.
Now that your kids have had their sugar rush, why not give yourself a treat this Halloween? Visit our Blue Springs used car lot this fall to dig up a special vehicle deal on hundreds of pre-owned SUVs, trucks, and cars. Ring us at 816-224-7500 to
spook speak with someone from our McCarthy Pre-Owned Supercenter crew about financing or scheduling a test drive.