If you need help figuring out where to go to score the most candy this Halloween, check out one of these three Baltimore neighborhoods!

Despite it still being in the 80s, Halloween really is just around the corner. Kids are going back to school, pumpkin spice is slowly making its way to our mouths, and stores are already displaying their spooky decor. If you live in the Baltimore area with small children, you might be wondering where to go on October 31. You want a neighboorhood that's safe, with an abundance of young kids, where the houses are close together, and that (ideally) goes all out for the holiday. We've compiled a list of a few of the best neighborhoods for trick-or-treating in the Baltimore area.

Patterson Park

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For multiple years, Zillow has named Baltimore the 6th best city to trick-or-treat in the U.S., with Patterson Park being the No. 1 neighborhood. This historic community is known for its beautiful, six-acre park, which features an impressive pagoda, boat lake, swimming pool, ice rink, multiple playgrounds, and more. The houses are close together, and this family-friendly neighborhood really gets into the festivities. For the 20th year in a row, they're hosting their Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival. If you have other plans on the actual night of Halloween, you can still check out this light-filled parade on October 26.

Rodgers Forge

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While this popular neighborhood isn't actually in the city, it's located just north of the Baltimore city line in Towson. It has the honor of being one of the safest places for your kids to haul in their candy, and many families travel in from the surrounding areas to trick-or-treat in this close-knit, townhouse community. Rodgers Forge Elementary School even has an annual Halloween parade that involves revelers both young and old. 

Upper Fells Point 

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Located just west of Patterson Park, this unique neighborhood, also called "Fells Prospect," is a charming community that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nestled among delicious restaurants and unique cobblestone streets, this diverse neighboorhood also offers homes that are easily accessible to kids and kids-at-heart. Butchers Hill is conveniently situated to the north and Caton to the southeast, allowing trick-or-treaters to hit up multiple neighborhoods if they so choose.

Where are you planning on taking your little ghosts and goblins this year for Halloween? Let us know in the comments!