Many people consider the ideal home as one that is nestled in nature but still conveniently located near the amenities of our modern cities. Miraloma Park is a neighborhood that fits this criterion perfectly. Nestled between Mt. Davidson and Glen Canyon Park, homeowners here treasure the quiet and solitude that this beautiful neighborhood provides. Dogs and their owners cherish the vistas both on the sidewalks and on the trails surrounding their neighborhood. There are not a lot of retail amenities here but there is access to a store and a couple of restaurants on the outskirts of the neighborhood. There are plenty of pet stores for Lucy, but they will take a short drive in the car to reach. This small inconvenience is outweighed by the suburban feel of this neighborhood.
Weather in San Francisco is very mild. The temperatures are very moderate and you won’t ever see snow. Rain can sometimes be an issue, but not very frequently.
Wide concrete sidewalks line most of the streets of Miraloma Park. A lot of the area is hilly so if you are looking for a quick run before work with your four-legged companion, this is the perfect place. You won’t find a lot of flat areas in the south part of the neighborhood although some of the streets have gentler elevation changes which are suitable for dogs and their owners who have not walked a lot. Mt Davidson has an elevation of 925 feet for those who are more adventurous and there are trails strewn all over it. These trails are accessible on foot to most of the neighborhood and make a much more intense workout than even the streets. The trails are dirt and you will find grass and trees along the way. The north part of the neighborhood is a bit flatter and might make for better walking if you or your pup need an easier pace.
Part of what makes this neighborhood so great is the size and proximity of the greenways surrounding it. There are parks within the neighborhood such as the Miraloma Playground. While the fields are for sports, you might be able to take your dog there when no one is using them for a quick romp in the fields. The Sunnyside Playground is just to the south of Miraloma Park, but close enough that it could be used by many of the residents on the south end of the community.
The real attraction for walkers and their rambunctious bundles of fur are Mt. Davidson and the Glen Canyon Park. Both greenways are very large, feature a number of trails, and lots of elevation changes to get your heart pumping. Glen Canyon Park has a deep canyon running through the center of the park and there are playgrounds, fields, and picnic areas throughout the park.