Morgantown is known for its college and beautiful scenery. Unfortunately, both affect where local kids can go trick or treating.
College neighborhoods are not the place for young kids to be roaming the streets asking for candy. In Morgantown, this includes neighborhoods like Sunnyside and parts of South Park. Rural seclusion also adds to places you can’t trick or treat. Many kids in Morgantown don’t live in actual neighborhoods or suburbia. There are either too few neighbors to even bother getting candy or the terrain is too difficult for younger kids to roam.
Here I’ve compiled nine great neighborhoods to take your kids for Halloween. As a townie, I know first hand where the safest areas are (and of course, where to get the most candy!) Check out the map in full to see all the details.
Best neighborhoods for trick or treating in the Morgantown metropolitan area. Green = best for babies and younger children (to about second grade); Yellow = best for grades 3 through 5; Red = best for middle schoolers; Blue = great for anyone and everyone
The darker the shade, the better the candy!
Eastgate is a small neighborhood off of Summer School Road in Morgantown. This neighborhood has three parallel roads with a lot of houses close together. This makes it easy for younger kids to walk because there aren’t so many side streets and turns, and it is fairly small for the amount of houses, so it’s easy to gather a lot of candy. There is some parking located at the entrance of Eastgate, but there isn’t much so take that into account.
Brookhaven is focused around the elementary school, so there are a lot of younger families in this area that are excited for Halloween. The area is bigger than Eastgate, but is really easy to walk because it isn’t very hilly. Many students of Brookhaven Elementary trick or treat here, so this is a good area for elementary school kids. There is parking at the school.
Woodburn is another area with a lot of young families, so it’s great for elementary school kids. Keep in mind, though, many college kids do live in this neighborhood, and you’ll probably want to avoid them. You can park at Woodburn Elementary.
South Park, like Woodburn, boasts a lot of college kids. However, if you only trick or treat in the non-college parts, you’ll be fine. South Park is a gorgeous neighborhood where many parents enjoy the walk, too. Due to the hilly terrain and college kids, this area is best for middle schoolers. You can park at Morgantown High School or along certain streets.
Star City is good for middle schoolers and kids who can handle walking long distances. The houses are pretty spread out, but they offer a decent amount of candy and a nice neighborhood feel. There should be parking in the various businesses or down by the waterfront.
Locals know that this is the place to go to get the best candy. As a high class neighborhood, full candy bars are often given out to trick-or-treaters. Keep in mind, this neighborhood isn’t walkable, so you’ll have to drive the whole time. Bonus: You don’t have to search for parking!
First Ward has lots of streets perfect for older kids who want to get the most candy, but it also is relatively small so it’s easy for little kids to walk. Located by South Middle School, there are a lot of families in this neighborhood who are excited to see trick or treaters. There is parking at Jack Roberts Park or the middle school, though the park is closer.
Located by Suncrest Middle School, the Suncrest neighborhood is a great place to trick or treat for middle schoolers. Although it’s big in size, the terrain is relatively flat making it easy for younger kids as well. Similar to First Ward, many families live in this area making it a safe, fun place to trick or treat. You can park at Suncrest Middle School.