Fall is approaching, and for families with children, that means trick or treating. How wonderful is it that children do not have to walk around in the cutest costumes ever, only to be covered up by having to wear heavy coats because of the cold weather. Southwest Florida offers one of the best climates to enjoy Halloween and trick or treating.
There are many amazing neighborhoods to trick or treat in, many of them only accessible if you live within the guarded gates. There are plenty of “open” neighborhoods, as well, for those who live in areas where trick or treating is not conducive – like Golden Gate Estates with long driveways and little street lighting. Don’t forget about Trunk or Treat, usually held at a church or other establishment. People decorate their trunks and pass out treats – this is a great option for a very safe experience as there is no traffic to worry about.
Gated communities that are great for trick or treating include: Indigo Lakes and Preserves, Pebblebrooke Lakes, Monterey, Wilshire Lakes, Autumn Woods, Saturnia Lakes, Riverstone, Stone Creek and Raffia Preserve.
Non-gated communities that allow access to non-residents include Victoria Park, Willoughby Acres and Tall Pines.
In addition to Trunk or Treat at St. Agnes Catholic Church or First Baptist Church, check out other area churches for their schedules.
Other great events that are going on around town include:
Farmer Mike’s Fall Fest & Corn Maze – October 25 – October 31 – check website for details.
Boo at the Zoo – October 22 – October 24 – check website for details.
5th Avenue South – 12 pm to 3pm – music, dancing, costume contest, games – October 31.
Golden Gate Community Center – 6 – 8 pm – dancing, music, games, and treats – October 22.
Max Haas Community Park – 6:30 – 8:30 pm – music, activities, costume contest – October 29.
East Naples Community Park – 6 – 8:30 pm – haunted house, games, activities – October 16.
For families with children, the neighborhood and school zones are some of the most important determinations when deciding where to buy a home. I can help you with that decision, having three children who have grown up in Naples, I know, all too well, what the options are.