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Safest Places in Los Angeles for Trick or Treating with Kids

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Halloween is a magical time for kids and adults alike. The chance to dress up, become someone else for a night, and of course, the sweet promise of candy make it a favorite holiday for many. But, where in the city of Los Angeles are the safest neighborhoods to take your kids trick or treating? J&Y Law will give you our opinion on the best Halloween spots in LA.

The magic of Halloween in LA

Los Angeles, with its star-studded streets and cinematic backdrop, feels especially enchanted during Halloween. The city comes alive with spooky decorations, haunted houses, and pumpkin patches at every corner. But beneath all the glam and ghouls, safety is paramount, especially for families with young children.

Factors for choosing a safe neighborhood

When selecting the perfect spot for trick or treating, consider the neighborhood’s overall safety, pedestrian friendliness, and local community involvement. Familiar faces and well-lit streets can turn an ordinary Halloween into an unforgettable one!

Top Safe Neighborhoods in Los Angeles

Larchmonth neighborhood of los angeles, california


Why Larchmont?

Larchmont is a classic choice for families at Halloween. With its serene ambiance and tight-knit community, it’s a haven for trick or treaters. The houses, dressed in their Halloween best, offer a delightful visual treat. Plus, residents often come together to organize safe events for the kids. Plus, the candy is usually very good.

Toluca lake neighborhood of los angeles

Toluca Lake

What makes Toluca Lake special?

Toluca Lake, with its star-studded history and large homes, offers a grand Halloween experience. Many homeowners go all out with decorations, and there’s a friendly competition to see who can be the most festive. Plus, the community has a reputation for giving out full-sized candy bars and other above average candies.

Brentwood glen neighborhood of los angeles

Brentwood Glen

Features of Brentwood Glen

Brentwood Glen might be smaller compared to other LA neighborhoods, but its charm is unbeatable. It’s pedestrian-friendly, which means kids can walk freely. Plus, with many families with young children residing here, there’s a sense of camaraderie that makes trick or treating all the more fun.

Tips for Safe Trick or Treating in Los Angeles

Going in groups

Remember the age-old saying, “There’s safety in numbers?” It’s true. Always ensure your kids are in groups, preferably with a responsible adult.

Being visible at night

Equip your children with glow sticks or reflective bands. This ensures they’re visible to motorists, keeping them safer.

Preplanning the route

Map out your route ahead of time. This ensures you stick to familiar areas and can easily track your kids if needed.


Los Angeles, with its unique blend of glamour and community offers some incredible spots for trick or treating. Whether you’re new to the city or have been celebrating Halloween here for years, these neighborhoods will ensure a memorable and safe experience. So dress up, stay safe, and make this Halloween the best one yet!


  • Are there community events in these neighborhoods for Halloween?
    • Yes, many neighborhoods organize special events or parades for kids during Halloween. Facebook is a great place to find details of Halloween events happening in the city.

  • Is it safe to trick or treat with COVID-19 still around?
    • It may be advisable to consider having your family wear face masks for Halloween this year. Always remember to check and adhere to local health guidelines. Many residents are still opting for contactless candy distribution to ensure safety, so never be afraid to be overly cautious.

  • What time is best for trick or treating in Los Angeles?
    • It’s advisable to start early, around 5 PM, and wrap up by 9 PM.

  • Can I join neighborhood groups to stay updated on safety measures?
    • Absolutely! Many neighborhoods have online forums or groups that share updates. You can consider nextdoor, Facebook or Instagram to find more information.

  • Is it okay for my kid to eat the candy right away?
    • It’s always best to check the candy at home before letting your kids dig in. However, according to the website Snopes there has never been an incident in history where a person has handed out poisoned candy, and only a small number of pins, needles, or sharp objects put into candy, usually as a prank. It is usually safe to let your children eat their candy once you have given it an inspection for signs of tampering or sharp objects.
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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.