If you’re in Los Angeles and looking for some decked out houses to do your Halloween scavenger hunt in, allow me to introduce to the best Halloween neighborhoods in Los Angeles!
We’ve taken approximately 278 Halloween walks all across the city hunting for the best Halloween decorations. These neighborhoods seem to give you the biggest “bang for your buck.” (i.e. a bunch of cool houses all in one place).
If you head to Moorpark, a few streets behind the Trader Joe’s, that neighborhood goes pretty all out for Halloween.
There’s a house with dozens of huge blow-up decorations, a house with hundreds of jack-o-lanterns, a house that does a rock-n-roll theme, plus TONS of others as you weave your way through the streets that shoot off Moorpark. This is where we always go for our annual Halloween pajama walk!
Must See Homes:
- Lilley Hall (10104 Moorpark St.) – Our personal favorite home, with hundreds of Jack-O-Lanterns lighting up it’s front lawn. This home is also a must-see at Christmas.
- Mariota Ave & Clybourn Ave – These two streets each have several great houses! If you park on Moorpark you can walk to all of them (both south and north of Moorpark). The Nightmare Before Christmas house (below) is on Clybourn, south of Moorpark!
- Giant Pumpkin Inflatable (Navajo St.) – This house has a two story pumpkin, music and more. It’s pretty incredible!
If you park on Moorpark you can hit a lot but there are great decorated houses all through the neighborhood so I recommend hopping in the car and driving around afterwards to see even more!
Burbank is large, but there’s one neighborhood that has a lot of decked out streets to walk, plus a few other must-see houses worth driving to.
Use Porto’s as a landmark for starting and then head east on Magnolia. If you weave your way through the streets that cross Magnolia you’ll see tons of decorations.
I have to assume that since Burbank is where so many studios based and tons of industry people (set designers, special effects artists, etc.) live there, that that plays in to how big the Halloween spirit is around there.
Burbank is also where Tim Burton, creator of The Nightmare Before Christmas, hails from and you can definitely see the Jack Skellington spirit throughout the neighborhoods!
- Haunted House Experience (907 N. California St, Burbank) – They build an entire haunted house facade in front of their home. The experience varies year after year so check the site for full info.
- Holiday Fantasies Come To Life: This house turns itself into a castle with more decorations in front than you can ever imagine, heavy on a Disney theme!
- Haunted Mansion Holiday House (N Catalina St, just south of West Jeffries Ave, Burbank, pictured above) – A bit away from the other Halloween epicenters of Burbank but one of our favorites we came across!
If you’re in Burbank, don’t forget to check out the Halloweentown Store on Magnolia Blvd. It is an epic Halloween store and worth wandering & shopping!
Larchmont & Hancock Park
Lots of the big houses in this area go all out with decorations.
Use Beverly and 6th St. and between Rossmore and Van Ness as your general (large) area to explore. There’s also a cute small pumpkin patch just north of there on Larchmont between Melrose and Beverly.
And last in this area, there’s also usually several awesome streets a bit further west in Hancock Park, too.
The houses in these neighborhoods are so beautiful that it’s fun to walk around and not only look at the decorations, but the architecture, too.
Honorable Mention – “The Witch’s House”
“The Witch’s House”, also known as the Spadena House, (516 Walden Dr.) in Beverly Hills is an awesome house to visit year round, but especially at Halloween!
Enjoy exploring the best Halloween neighborhoods in Los Angeles, our family certainly has!
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