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Halloween on Nextdoor

Connect and celebrate with your neighbors

 

The Halloween Treat Map is back — the only app to help navigate a night of trick- or- treating in your neighborhood.

Whether you live in a hip hood or a cozy cul-de-sac, the much anticipated tradition of trick-or-treating is an ideal time to explore your neighborhood. The Nextdoor Treat Map makes it easy to take your Halloween high-tech and safely connect with your neighbors for an evening of trick-or-treating, haunted houses and fun! The days of wandering aimlessly from house to house are over - download Nextdoor’s Treat Map to find out who is celebrating Halloween in your neighborhood.

Nextdoor’s Halloween Treat Map is available to all members every October on Nexdoor.com and on Nextdoor’s free app for android and iPhone.

 

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Halloween Data

Data shows that safety and having good neighbors top the list to make Halloween as sweet as possible.

  • 60% of parents take their children trick-or-treating
  • More than half of U.S. parents would participate more in Halloween if they knew what their neighbors were doing.
  • Nearly 3 in 4 “young parents” would feel better prepared for Halloween if they could plan their routes ahead of time.
  • When determining what makes a good neighborhood for Halloween, the following were found to be the most important:
    • Safety (95% of Americans reported this)
    • Good neighbors (92%)
    • Halloween candy (73%)
    • Decorations (54%)
    • Parties (32%)

Source: Nextdoor Survey Shows Safety and Good Neighbors are Highest Priorities at Halloween

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

Halloween is a holiday that’s beloved by many in neighborhoods across the country, but it can also be a dangerous night. From kids running between streets and neighborhoods in the dark, people driving home from parties, and hundreds of people giving out candy to children, the holiday can sometimes hold more tricks than treats.

Here are a few tips from the Center for Disease Control on how to have a safe Halloween:

  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
  • Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
  • Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult and only visit well-lit houses.

And of course, you can use the Nextdoor Treat Map to see who is giving out candy in your neighborhood, plan your route ahead of time, and even print out a map to make sure you stay on track.

From all of us at Nextdoor, have a very happy and safe Halloween!