Halloween Is A Great Time To Find Family Friendly Neighborhoods In Atlanta
It's that time of year when ghost and goblins come out in search of sweet treats! It is also a great time of year to get some idea of how "family friendly" a neighborhood might be during the rest of the year.
Halloween provides children and adults an opportunity to dress up in all sorts of scary costumes and have some fun. It stands to reason that neighborhoods that provide structured activities for Halloween will generally host structured events around other times of the year. The neighborhood I live in (Kings Cove) hosts a simple pizza party ahead of the "trick or treating" activities and this gives a great starting point for the evenings activities. High Gates in another East Cobb neighborhood that offers a lot of activities and the volume of children there clearly shows thier efforts are paying off. Indian Hills also offers quite a few structured activities and is known as a great place to "trick or treat".
If you are in the market for a home in a particular area, I would suggest you spend some time driving through target neighborhoods and pay attention to the level of decorations. Neighborhoods where residents take the time and effort to decorate generally will have more activities geared towards other activities during the year.
If "family friendly" is is high on your list of home buying criteria, Halloween might be a good time of year to help narrow your neighborhood search.