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Old 10-31-2007, 01:28 PM
 
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If you live here and want to have a great time with your little ones....

Go to Crestline Village in Mountain Brook. The residential area located adjacent to the commercial area is fantastic for Halloween. People come from miles around to go there.

A ten square block area becomes a huge block party on Halloween night....home after home decorated with pride. Parents often bring beer or cocktails to sip while walking with their kids and some homeowners offer cold beer also (but not to the kids!!).

To get there, travel to Crestline Village and take Euclid Avenue, then turn right onto Cherry Street and park your car....there will be hundreds of cars parked in the area and homeowners expect it....

This is the best Trick or Treating in Birmingham - the parents have as much fun as the kids...these homes have small lots so your child will 'load up the wagon' with candy very quickly.

Bring a big bag!

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Old 10-29-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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are they having trick o treat today in mountain brook?
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:00 AM
 
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I just wanted to thank you for the suggestion!! My husband and I took our two boys (well, three if you include the dog...) and it was great!!! Definitely our new trick-or-treating spot!



Woo, that's a lot of exclamation points...I may want to lay off the Halloween candy.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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Why don't people trick or treat in their own neighborhoods? I don't know if its a regional thing, or an age thing, but when I was growing up you went to your neighbors. Unless you're afraid for your safety in your neighborhood, it seems pretty lame to drive in some other neighborhood you have no connection with.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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Why don't people trick or treat in their own neighborhoods? I don't know if its a regional thing, or an age thing, but when I was growing up you went to your neighbors. Unless you're afraid for your safety in your neighborhood, it seems pretty lame to drive in some other neighborhood you have no connection with.
Well, that's a good point, but I'd offer this up for consideration. Lots of Birmingham neighborhoods are hilly, the houses are too far apart, or the neighborhoods lack sidewalks. Add to that some neighborhoods that just aren't safe, and I can see why some people migrate.

When we moved to Mountain Brook, we bought a ton of candy in anticipation of the same crowd we would get in Forest Park. We had fewer than 10 trick-or-treaters. The next year? Even fewer.

So we were invited to a friends house in Crestline the following year. Holy cow, there were swarms of kids. House parties. Bands. You name it.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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Well, that's a good point, but I'd offer this up for consideration. Lots of Birmingham neighborhoods are hilly, the houses are too far apart, or the neighborhoods lack sidewalks. Add to that some neighborhoods that just aren't safe, and I can see why some people migrate.

When we moved to Mountain Brook, we bought a ton of candy in anticipation of the same crowd we would get in Forest Park. We had fewer than 10 trick-or-treaters. The next year? Even fewer.

So we were invited to a friends house in Crestline the following year. Holy cow, there were swarms of kids. House parties. Bands. You name it.
Sounds fun. I can see why someone would want to go there!
I realize I just grew up in a place where the houses weren't so far apart (and was safe).
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Old 11-01-2011, 03:20 PM
 
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I live in a differennt area of crestline and I am very thankful we don't have that many trick or treaters- one friend said she had 950 trick or treaters... We had alot more this year and they were not from our neighborhood-I closed my door at 7:45 b/c it was dwindling and I went across street for dinner.
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:33 AM
 
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I see that the earlier post were a few years back, to update why we don't trick o treat in our own neighborhoods. They are alot of other things they offer the children in a way of trick o treat. The area churches have a thing they call trunk or treat, not to mention a whole lot of other events that are going on for the kids. The malls have something for the kids too. That way it a safe and control enviroment for both child and parent. Though there are some of those neighborhoods that still have trick o treat. Last year we went to McCalla for the first time and it was awesome.

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Old 10-30-2014, 12:20 PM
 
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Does anyone know if this is still accurate? It sounds wonderful...but this post is old...would hate to get my children's hopes up and then we get there and crickets, you know?
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:33 PM
 
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Does anyone know if this is still accurate? It sounds wonderful...but this post is old...would hate to get my children's hopes up and then we get there and crickets, you know?
Not much has changed. Crestline/Homewood are pretty much the mother lode.
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