October is here + the scent of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice has filled the air. Before we know it, little ghosts and goblins will descend on local neighborhoods looking for the best treats and a spooktacular Halloween.
According to the real estate blog Candy’s Dirt, DFW is one of the best areas to celebrate the holiday based on single-home density and the number of kids under age 10. In short: More candy for less walking.
But it’s not all about the treats — one of our favorite parts of Halloween is cruising around different neighborhoods and looking at over-the-top yard decorations. We’re talking inflatables, lights, Jack-o-Lanterns, fog machines, you name it.
In the spirit of Halloween, we want you to nominate the Fort Worth neighborhood with the most gourd-geous Halloween displays. We’ll share some of the recommendations in a future newsletter. Happy haunting.
👻 The results are in
According to a recent poll by Lombardo Homes, people in the US spend about $145 on Halloween decorations and three hours decorating. Texas ranked No. 4 in the US for the most Halloween spirit based on Halloween decorations.
We did a poll of our own to find out which Fort Worth neighborhoods go all out for the holiday. Here’s what was recommended by our readers.
Fairmount Historic District
- “A healthy mix of quaint dilapidated houses and street cats.”
- “Neighbors go all out and sit out on the porch for constant trick-or-treaters.”
- “Creative and the neighbors participate.”
- “We’ve lived in the neighborhood for over a decade and Halloween night is so memorable! Our family loves Halloween because of our neighborhood’s love for the holiday. It’s a ‘whole notha level’ and it’s incredible!”
- “It’s loaded with decorations.”
- “I love the atmosphere and community.”
- “People in Berkeley go all out with decorations, lights, inflatables, you name it.”
- “The residents of Berkeley LOVE Halloween and the decorations are terrific. We ran out of candy five times the first year we lived there, it is so popular as a trick-or-treating spot. The houses are close together, with sidewalks and shade trees, and many families dress up and sit outside to give out candy and treats. One house serves popcorn. It’s a neighborhood tradition, and parents drive their kids by the dozen to trick-or-treat there.”
- “So many large ‘active’ displays that are also very fun. In any case, Monticello’s displays are tasteful, classy, and intricate.”
Home Town, North Richland Hills
- “Everyone participates in a big way and the houses are close to each other.”
- “Famous Trunk or Treat around the park.”
Kings Ridge / Willshire Valley
- “The house at 10020 Voss does it up amazing. They go all out, especially on Halloween.”
Do you have the most Halloween spirit?
After spending hours scouting out local neighborhoods for extravagant Halloween displays, it’s clear that residents put in a lot of time and effort to deck out their homes with decorations.
We want to highlight some of our readers and their boo-tiful displays. Send us a photo of your home + the neighborhood you live in for a chance to be featured in an upcoming newsletter. One lucky reader will win a gift card to our online shop Six & Main.
And the winner is...
“Skeletons just want to have fun” by Janet S. Congratulations, Janet. An email from hello@shopsixandmain is headed your way with more information regarding your prize. You can see the winning display in Hulen Heights in southwest Fort Worth.