5 Reasons Halloween in the Suburbs Rocks

Oct 29, 2018

Halloween in the suburbs is serious business! From fall festivities and pumpkin picking to truly terrifying hayrides and haunted houses, the suburbs have it all. Some of our faves?


1. Neighborhood Halloween Décor That’s ON POINT

Suburban neighborhoods go all out for Halloween. Caution tape, spider webbing, pumpkins, inflatables, lights, hilarious yard signs and other ghoulish decorations SCREAM Halloween. The best part? The fun usually starts as soon as October rolls around, so you get to enjoy living in Halloween Town. All. Month. Long. Your kids will thank you.


2. Meet the Neighbors

Halloween is an amazing time to mix and mingle with the neighbors while ringing doorbells and pounding the pavement in search of the best candy. All in all, Halloween is one of the best times of the year to engage with local families and make a few new friends in the process—bonus!



3. More Porches = More Jack o’ Lanterns

Are you a pro pumpkin carver—or just love the look of a lit-up porch? Then Halloween is your time to shine, literally.

Families in the suburbs decorate with pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors and, as the big day draws near, many of them morph into fun Jack o’ Lanterns. Whether you carve them up yourself or just enjoy checking out the neighbors’ creations, Halloween is a great time to get creative and take it all in.


4. It’s About More Than Just October 31…

There’s so much to do in the suburbs during the Halloween lead-up. The fun usually starts in September and includes pumpkin patches, hayrides, haunted houses, fall festivals, trunk-or-treats, farmers’ markets, corn mazes, Halloween parties, costume contests, parades and more. Check out your local mom’s group on Facebook, hit up Patch for your community or, simply, Q&A with some parents at pickup to see what’s what in October.


5. Trick-or-Treating Starts Early

The suburbs are the best place to trick-or-treat. Trick-or-treating usually start right after school, giving families the entire afternoon and evening night to collect that candy. So get out there, meet your neighborhoods, enjoy the festive atmosphere and keep your eyes peeled for the house with the best candy cache.


Let’s face it—it’s all about the TOWN, not just the house. Start exploring suburbia like a pro. Contact us to learn more and schedule your free Suburbs Strategy session.

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