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Alexandria, VA, 22301

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Washington, DC, 20003

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Arlington, VA, 22204

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Washington, DC, 20009

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Washington, DC, 20005

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Marisa W

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Washington, DC, 20009

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Kiarah H

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Arlington, VA, 22201

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Delaney G

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Washington, DC, 20009

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John M

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Washington, DC, 20011

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Michael L

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Arlington, VA, 22204

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Wag! Walkers know University Heights

University Heights is located on the northeast side of Washington, D.C. The area is so named due to the Catholic University of America that is located on the west side of the community. A monastery is also situated on the neighborhood's east side. University Heights is a busy district with plenty of commercial businesses located mostly along Michigan Avenue. Convenience stores, restaurants, a recreation center, and a veterinary hospital are all easily reached on foot on the main thoroughfare or are distributed throughout the neighborhood. 


Dog owners and their playful pups can enjoy plenty of fine weather for walks, but some wet, cold, and stormy weather also occurs and pet owners should be prepared. Rain gear is required for wet weather, especially in transition seasons. Avoid extremely humid conditions in the summer by walking at cooler times of the day. Thunderstorms are frequent occurrences in warmer months and can be dangerous for pedestrians and pets. Take shelter and head out when they clear.

What is the terrain like in University Heights?

University Heights is bordered by a Franciscan Monastery on its east side, Harewood Road on the west side, Taylor Street on the north, and Michigan Avenue on the south side. There are train tracks running north-south through the west side of the neighborhood that present a barrier to on foot traffic. The tracks can be crossed at Michigan Avenue and Taylor Street on overpasses. 


The university campus and grounds, which sit on the west side, and a monastery on the east side have beautiful grounds that are well maintained and cared for. Residences in the neighborhood are mostly attractive, single-family dwellings on well maintained properties. There are also some apartment buildings and multi-family dwellings in the area. The neighborhood is quite heavily trafficked due to the schools and facilities in the district, so keep your dog leashed and watch for vehicles. 


The terrain has some hills, although the area is not very steep, and there are separate sidewalks allowing pedestrians and pets to get around safely.

How many greenways are there in University Heights?

The Fort Bunker Hill Park is located on the southeast side of University Heights and is easily accessible to you and your dog on foot. This park is part of what was a series of civil war earthwork defenses that have now been transformed into beautiful greenways. The park is heavily wooded and is on a hill that will necessitate maneuvering through some elevation changes in order to explore the park with your pup. 

The Turkey Thicket Park and Recreation Center is located centrally in University Heights. This greenway has an indoor recreation center, sports fields, a playground, splash park, tennis courts, and paved paths where you can take a short stroll with your dog.

The Fort Totten Park has some open lawns and plenty of shade trees. This park is also situated on elevated ground and has excellent hiking trails to explore with your canine companion. Keep your dog leashed and clean up after them to be respectful to other users.

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