Photo By Geoff Petrulis - CBS 11

Photo By Geoff Petrulis – CBS 11

With Halloween peeking just around the corner, the moms and dads of DFW are already pre-planning their children’s costumes and gearing up for the annual trick-or-treating safety chat. While safety is always at the top of the list for trick-or-treating woes, other neighborhood amenities such as community engagement and friendly neighbors can contribute to a great trick-or-treating experience. From Frisco to Plano to Southlake, the DFW area has many neighborhoods that embody all of these characteristics; making them the perfect neighborhoods for trick-or-treating with the kids.  

Dallas, TX 75214

Located adjacent to White Rock Lake, Dallas’ Lakewood neighborhood is not only top ranked as one of the best neighborhoods to live in but noted as one of the safest in Dallas. Lakewood is the host of many historical landmarks for Dallas including the Lakewood Theater and the Dallas Arboretum. This popular neighborhood is just minutes shy from some of Dallas’ most visited arts and cultural districts. A neighborhood that is seriously devoted to crime watch initiatives and one praised for its family values, Lakewood is the ideal location for children to trick-or-treat during Halloween.

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Plano, TX 75023

Deerfield prides itself as being a close-knit community in the DFW area. A residential neighborhood embedded in the city of Plano, Deerfield is a welcoming community committed to achieving excellence in education, safety and neighborhood solidarity. Deerfield hosts a wealth of social events and activities throughout the year for its residents and most importantly for the children. Deerfield, being a pillar in the Plano community and showering its devotion towards the children, is undoubtedly one of the best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in the DFW metroplex.

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Villages of Sunset Pointe
Fort Worth, TX 76123

Winner of the Fort Worth Pride Award, the Villages of Sunset Pointe is rapidly gaining a reputation for community cohesiveness in Fort Worth. Within minutes of Lake Benbrook or the Hulen area for shopping and entertainment, the Villages of Sunset Pointe is a blossoming neighborhood and ideal for families looking to settle. This community has acres and acres of rolling hills and outdoor features – just perfect for a fall festival or Halloween activities. Better yet, the neighborhood’s strong outlook on the safety of its children makes it one of the best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating.

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Panther Creek Estates
Frisco, TX 75035

Panther Creek Estates is located in the city of Frisco and is ranked at the top of best neighborhoods in DFW. This affluent community is supportive of its residents and dedicated to maintaining its status as one of the top neighborhoods in not only Frisco but DFW. Panther Creek Estates is yet another neighborhood that prides itself on safety and maintaining the well-being of its residents. With glowing recommendations and reviews from not only neighboring communities but visitors, Panther Creek Estates is definitely a neighborhood that would be best for those residing in the Frisco area to trick-or-treat.

Southlake, TX 76092

With exemplary schools and impressive amenities, the Southlake neighborhood was at one time ranked by Forbes as the US’s most affluential neighborhood. Most importantly for local rankings, Southlake came in at an impressive second place for top communities for families with children. With such prestigious presence and honors, and an overall devotion to the unity and values of family, Southlake is bursting at the seams with families who are looking to settle and call Southlake home. Southlake notoriously hosts a wealth of community events throughout the year, with Halloween-themed events being no exception. Ideally, Southlake, with its friendly atmosphere and welcoming community, is one of the best neighborhoods to experience trick-or-treating with the family.

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Leah Frazier is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas. Her work can be found on