Trick or Treating Safety Tips for This Halloween!

Whether dressing up as their favorite sports hero, spooky goblin, or world-saving superhero, kids love to dress up and celebrate Halloween with friends, family, and candy! Halloween is exactly one week from today, and we have provided some tips on how to stay safe with children during the trick-or-treat festivities. (courtesy of Readers Digest www.rd.com)

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photo credit: www.rd.com

1. Plan a Route in Advance – Trick or treating is a lot of walking, and amongst the journey there is a good chance you and your children could deviate off course. Either with your phone, computer, or in your head it’s best to map out specific streets or neighborhoods where you want to keep the trick-or-treating to.

2. Wear Comfy Shoes – It doesn’t matter if it’s raining, snowing, or sunny with a light breeze. Trick-or-treating involves plenty of walking and you will want to be comfortable for it. Choose shoes that have a stable sole and will keep your feet warm and comfortable

3. Stay Well-Lit – Some neighborhoods offer adequate street lighting while others pose a more dangerous setting where cars might not have the benefit of street lights. Use at least one bright flashlight that will be seen by cars, also look into wearing reflectors on your back for drivers to see.

4. Avoid Masks – Masks are always a popular choice to complete the perfect scary monster costume. However, masks can pose both a breathing and choking hazard for children.

5. Use Flexible Props – The most popular costumes usually come with swords, and sharp objects that although are designed for play, do pose a hazard. When buying a costume with props choose ones that don’t have sharp objects

6. Check Your Child’s Candy – Many candies can either be old, not safe for children, or unhealthy. If your children have an allergy then make sure the candy you feed them is safe to eat.

Halloween is always one of the funnest times of the year for children! We hope these tips will keep you and your little ones safe all while enjoying the frights and sights of October 31st!

Catch New England’s Finest Foliage from Your New Home at SouthField!


As we approach the middle stages of the fall season, the full-colored leaves on trees throughout New England will begin to soon fall to the ground before the winter season. When you call SouthField home, you have access to some of the finest foliage views around the Boston Metro area. The Commons at SouthField Highlands, along with The Commons on The Green each offer four stories of luxury-style apartment homes, each of which presents a picturesque and majestic view of the surrounding nature. The time is now however to lock up your apartment at The Commons! Space is limited, however we do have a very select choice in studio, one, and two bedroom apartment homes.

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Roofdeck on The Commons on The Green

Some of the aesthetic features of The Commons include:

  • Community furnished roof deck with grilling area
  • Entertainment space with catering kitchen
  • Grilling patio & fire pit
  • Valet trash service
  • 1/3 mile from MBTA Commuter Rail station
  • Saltwater Swimming pool plus sundeck with poolside grill
  • Invigorating fitness center
  • 100% smoke free
  • Pet-friendly WOOF!
  • WiFi Cafe & clubhouse

Apartment Highlights include:

  • Bamboo flooring*
  • Bathroom double vanity sinks
  • Granite countertops*
  • 36″ custom kitchen cabinets plus pantry
  • Ice makers
  • Townhomes with attached garages*
  • Crown moulding
  • Private street-level entrances*
  • Washer and dryer in each home!

Looking to come by and take a tour of The Commons? Give our leasing center a call today at 781-340-0200 to book a tour of the community or shoot an email to