In "To Kill a Mockingbird", what part of the neighborhood do the children stay away from and why?

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The children stay away from the Radley's house and property.  Scout accidentally slams into the Radley porch inside a runnaway tire, and she recovers herself and runs away. Jem does run up and touch the porch on a dare from his friend Dill. Jem also attempts to peek in the Radley's window only to be frightened off by a shotgun blast from Nathan Radley.

They are told to stay away from the property by Atticus Finch who does not like the pretend games the children are playing regarding Arthur (Boo) Radley. Atticus basically told them that they are just like anyone else respective of their privacy.

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