We say this every year because it’s the absolute truth.  Miami Springs is the best community for good old fashioned, door to door, trick or treating.

The homes are decorated.  The houses are haunted.  And there’s plenty of candy for our local kids and all the families that invade Miami Springs to experience a true, neighborhood, trick or treating experience.

HALLOWEEN TIPS

We laugh every year when we see tips about light clothing for your child’s costume.  Since when does Dracula wear a white cape?  C’mon.  That’s not realistic.  However, we do recommend for the parents to bring flashlights.  By flashlights, we mean real flashlights, not the flash on your phone.  The flashlights help with dark streets of Miami Springs and help for cars to see you.

SLOW DOWN

Each year, we recommend for drivers to treat Miami Springs’ residential streets as a complete school zone.  Slow down to 15mph from sunset to 11pm.  It’s not a law or legal requirement, but who wants to hit a kid on Halloween?  Even if it’s not your fault, you don’t want that on your conscience.

POLICE

Miami Springs Police are fully aware of the increased number of children roaming our streets in the dark.  The Department is always dispatched in full force to ensure everyone has a safe Halloween.  In the event of an emergency, do not hesitate to call them at 305.888.9711.

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TIMES

Tonight’s sunset is at 6:40pm.  We recommend trick or treating between sunset and 10pm.  After 10pm, most homes start to shutoff their lights indicating they are no longer opening the door to Trick or Treaters.  It’s a weeknight and people do need to go to work and school the next day.

BEST STREETS FOR TRICK OR TREAT

Sean Pascale of The Leonard Real Estate Group posted an online poll last month asking residents for their opinion of the best streets for trick or treat.  Here are the top 5 streets:

  1. Hunting Lodge Drive
  2. Plover Avenue
  3. Oriole Avenue
  4. Wren Avenue
  5. Lenape Drive

MIAMI SPRINGS HALLOWEEN PICS

Here are some of the Miami Springs Halloween pics shared on social media.

Saw this awesome Freddy decoration driving through Miami Springs last night from r/Miami

 

 

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HAUNTED HOUSE AT SPRINGVIEW ELEMENTARY

The annual Springview Elementary Haunted House was loads of fun with teachers, students, and administrators getting in on the fun.

HAUNTED MIAMI SPRINGS?

Halloween is just a few days away…but rumors have swirled for years about certain Miami Springs homes that are haunted.  Do you have ghosts and goblins in your home?

Those of us who grew up in Springs have heard many rumors, stories, and legends of haunted homes. Ghost stories, witches, and even Santeria.

In the spirit of Halloween, we’re sharing the following Haunted Mansion video for your entertainment purposes. The story is not based on fact, but it is curious nonetheless.

The Haunted Curtiss Mansion?

But the legend of the Curtiss Mansion being haunted continues in the following video (warning salty language.)

However, the Curtiss Mansion is not the only location rumored to be haunted. There have been lots of legends, myths, and stories throughout the years, but here’s a quick list of locations that have been attached to a variety of spooky stories:

The Hunting Lodge

The Hunting Lodge eventually became the smallest school in Dade County.  But rumors have been around of a hunt that did not go so well.  According to the legend, a hunter, who died mysteriously, haunts these grounds.  If you believe the stories, the hunter has been able to possess individuals and even speak in tongues. …or so the story goes.

Legend also tells of a ghostly deer that appears along the golf course.  It can only be seen during a blood moon.

The Hunting Lodge

Fair Havens

Fair Havens

Initially created as the Hotel Country Club by Glenn Curtiss, it was sold to Dr. John Harvey Kellog during the depression.  It became the “Miami Battle Creek Sanitarium” for many years.  (Much as the Biltmore Hotel became a sanitarium for a while.)  And just like the Biltmore Hotel is famous for its haunted legends, Fair Havens too is said to be haunted and spooked with unexplained noises and sights that can get too creepy for some.  Is Fair Havens really haunted?  Or is it just a legend?

Murder Suicides

There are a couple of homes in Miami Springs where there have been murder suicides.  We are not going to share the locations of these homes out of respect / privacy for the current homeowners, but many of you know exactly which houses we’re talking about.  One of the homes fronts the golf course and has always been meticulously maintained.  Another is situated near a church and let’s just say you may not feel comfortable walking by that home after midnight.  Are these homes haunted?  Or are these just campfire fodder to scare the children?

Terror on Shadow Way

The following video captures children being terrorized on Shadow Way.  Warning:  We cannot vouch for the authenticity of this video.

Springview Elementary

This legend is true!  Once a year the quiet safe place of Springview Elementary turns into a haunted hall of horrors run by the children themselves.  Video from the Haunted Library below:

Haunted Places in Hialeah

Miami Springs is not the only haunted place…Neighboring Hialeah has its fair share, too.

The Most Legendary Haunted Spot in Miami

Of course, you can’t talk about haunted locations in Miami and not bring up the legendary Biltmore Hotel.  We’ll let the videos below do all the explaining.

The Biltmore Hotel

More Stories?

What haunted story do you have?  Have you seen a ghost in Miami Springs?  If so, where?  Did you grow up with haunted stories?  Please share your story by commenting below and/or sharing on social media.

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