Best Trick or Treating in Altadena? (Discussion)

A Curbed L.A. story named South Pasadena and Eagle Rock as the best places for local residents to trick or treat. Where in Altadena is better?

A Curbed L.A. story today suggested the best trick or treating in the San Gabriel Valley is in South Pasadena and also named Eagle Rock as the best place in the East L.A. area.

The stoy was based on reader nominations and the votes of the site's editors.

We don't know if Altadena made the list of nominations, but surely there are good areas within the city to trick or treat.

So my question to you, parents of Altadena, is where should people take their kids trick or treating tonight?  Where are the best decorations?  The best lit streets?  Is there anyone who prefers to take their kids outside of Altadena?  Let us know below in the comments section.

T October 31, 2011 at 05:26 PM
Northwest Altadena is a ghost town! I don't even bother buying candy anymore. Haven't seen 1 kid in years!
Nadine Isenberg October 31, 2011 at 05:32 PM
It's hard with no sidewalks to be safe in Altadena. But one block south of Altadena on Atchison and Lake across the street from Westminster Church is the best TorT around. 98% of the homes are decorated and passing out candy. There is even a band playing good ole rocknroll in the front "grave yard". Lots of families go on Topica as well. Been doing our TorT there for 21 years and oh my gosh I am still not done. Be safe and enjoy!
Gabriel Hill October 31, 2011 at 05:37 PM
Lack of street lights and side walks make Altadena too scary for my kids.
Dan Abendschein (Editor) October 31, 2011 at 05:50 PM
@Nadine - I live near there and walk through that neighborhood a lot - it is a nice place to walk, and nice wide sidewalks, so this makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the tip.
Dan Abendschein (Editor) October 31, 2011 at 05:50 PM
@Gabriel - Where do you take the kids?
Lisa Maiorana October 31, 2011 at 05:57 PM
upper east Altadena above Altadena Drive, we get a HUGE amount of children each year and most often actually run out of candy (there are many houses in this area that go all out on the deco's - which the kids love..... ;)
mister altadena October 31, 2011 at 07:57 PM
Braeburn scary house...btwn Tanoble & Porter, southside of Braeburn. Hundreds will gather btwn 4-10p tonight! VERY graphic (but VERY cool imho) front yard display. Will likely scare kids under 6 or 7yo. BUT, much of Braeburn (from Tanoble westward to Boulder) is on board so it's a good east/west street (i.e. no hills) to walk w/ the kids. CHP/Sheriffs typically close off Braeburn btwn Tanoble & Porter.
Leslie Aitken October 31, 2011 at 07:59 PM
25 ti 30 years ago, there were dozens of kids who would trick or treat in my neighborhood near Glenrose and W. Las Flores Drive. You could hear the kids laughing up and down my street. Little by little that stopped. Every year I would decorate and go "all out", but it was kinda disappointing when fewer kids came by. Part of it is lack of sidewalks, part is the irregular sidewalks, and the other is that fewer get into the decorations, so the kids go to the neighborhoods that DO. I still have people come by my place though........some of them the kids who came by years ago......with their kids!!.
Revvell October 31, 2011 at 10:04 PM
Actually, thousands. Stopped by there Saturday night and they said they had about 3,000 last year. 6 or 7? Scared me!


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