> Best town to trick-or-treat: Firestone
> Pop. age 14 and under: 27.6%
Firestone, located about 30 miles north of Denver, has one of the higher percentages of occupied housing units on the list, at nearly 98%. There are plenty of places for trick-or-treaters to visit, including Fear of the Dark Haunted House and Nightmare City Haunted House.
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Darien
> Pop. age 14 and under: 26.3%
Halloween celebrants can feel safe on the streets of this affluent Connecticut town, one of the wealthiest in the U.S., with annual median household income of more than $208,000. Darien has one of the lowest violent crime rates on the list at 4.5 incidents per 100,000 in population. Every October, Darien hosts the Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival.
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Clayton
> Pop. age 14 and under: 28.8%
More than 28% of the population of Clayton of just over 3,000 people are children under the age of 14. The town hosts the Boo! at the Zoo event Fridays and Saturdays in October, where trick-or-treaters can walk through the haunted woods, view a graveyard, and encounter scarecrows, skeletons, and witches. Clayton is about 16 miles northwest of the state capital of Dover.
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Parkland
> Pop. age 14 and under: 24.6%
There is a haunted house south of Parkland — part of the Miami metropolitan area — and many Halloween-themed stores nearby. The town will host a Halloween festival on Oct. 26 at Pine Trails Park, a free event open to the public.
> Best town to trick-or-treat: Johns Creek
> Pop. age 14 and under: 22.9%
A low violent-crime rate — 31 incidents per 100,000 — is reassuring for trick-or-treaters in this town of more than 82,000, the second-biggest town on our list. About 10 miles away in the town of Suwanee is the Trail of Terror Haunted Trail. Johns Creek is about 27 miles northeast of Atlanta.
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