Best Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat in Atlanta

Briers North is a wonderful (and scary) place to trick or treat near Atlanta! Photo by Ilana Schlam
Briers North is a wonderful (and scary) place to trick or treat near Atlanta! Photo by Ilana Schlam

We love to trick or treat near Atlanta, and this city knows how to do scary—zombies and monsters creep around The Walking Dead and Stranger Things sets, and terrifying Atlanta haunted houses like Netherworld make even the bravest cry. So of course surrounding trick-or-treat Atlanta neighborhoods go all out for Halloween! Grab your candy buckets because we're highlighting some of our favorite neighborhoods to trick or treat in Atlanta.

For even more Halloween content, make sure to visit Atlanta's Halloween Guide! We've got so many holiday ideas, like Scary Halloween Attractions for Teens, FREE Halloween Events in Atlanta, and more sweet Halloween articles.

We surveyed local residents to find out where to trick or treat near Atlanta, or just fill up on that spooky Halloween spirit (and because some people may not be able to trick or treat in their specific neighborhood, for whatever reason, this collection is a great way to celebrate the holiday regardless of your housing situation). 

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade
People go all out for the Little Five Points Halloween Festival & Parade. Photo courtesy of the event

Best Neighborhoods to Trick-or-Treat Near Atlanta

Little Five Points and Candler Park

Little Five Points is known for its funky style, and the cool attitude even extends to the way they celebrate Halloween. The Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade has been a neighborhood draw from Atlantans across the metro area for years. The surrounding shops get into the Halloween spirit, many handing out candy to costumed trick-or-treaters.

Old Fourth Ward has great Halloween attractions

Old Fourth Ward has great Halloween attractions, like The Roof at Ponce City Market's annual celebration. Photo courtesy Jamestown

Old Fourth Ward

An intown neighborhood that is bursting with Atlanta Halloween events and trick-or-treating fun is Old Fourth Ward (O4W). The Atlanta BeltLine, which runs through this neighborhood, is filled with superheroes, witches, and every costume in between walking to their Halloween destination. Looking for another trick-or-treat experience? Visit The Roof at Ponce City Market for an all-day, trick-or-treat event that includes games and family-friendly activities. 

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When it comes to legendary tales of Halloween houses and neighbors outdoing each other with the Halloween spirit, Oakhurst in Decatur takes the cake...or rather the candy bowl. Oakhurst is a wonderful place to trick or treat near Atlanta, as well as take selfies with spooky inflatables and safely amble through a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.

Oakland Cemetery, in Grant Park,

Up your trick-or-treating game by heading to Oakland Cemetery, in Grant Park, for a ghost tour. Photo courtesy Historic Oakland Foundation

Grant Park

Grant Park is one of Atlanta's oldest neighborhoods and therefore possesses that ghostly Halloween vibe of the past. This area is great for trick-or-treaters to visit houses, especially since the streets are slightly more narrow and make it easier to traverse. Zoo Atlanta's Boo at the Zoo is another chance for Atlanta trick or treat fun—where kids can not only dress like animals but hang out with them! And don't forget historic Oakland Cemetery's Capturing the Spirits tours, running every weekend in October, for a chance to trick or treat with ghosts. 

Glennwood Estates features "killer" Halloween houses

Glennwood Estates features "killer" Halloween houses for trick-or-treating. Photo courtesy Becky Greenspan Slemons

Glennwood Estates

Another Decatur neighborhood that brings in Atlanta trick-or-treat enthusiasts is Glennwood Estates. Located in the northeast section of Decatur, Glennwood Estates is a walkable neighborhood, perfect for families and larger groups to spread out.  

Head to Dunwody's Briers North neighborhood for major Halloween fun! Photo by Ilana Schlam

Briers North

This Dunwoody subdivision, off Tilly Mill Road, has gained fame for its epic Halloween decorations and delicious candy hauls. We've actually heard that some people choose to buy homes in Briers North, among other factors, because of the neighborhood's Halloween spirit! 

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