Pedestrians in Bernal Heights North are fortunate to be located in one of San Francisco's microclimates, characterized by warmer temperatures, shelter from the wind, and less fog. Although weather conditions can still be cool, damp, and foggy on some days, this is less common than in many surrounding areas. Pedestrians usually enjoy better visibility when walking and require lighter outerwear.
Most residences in the district are single-family homes with various architectural styles. Houses are closely set on narrow lots with well-treed and landscaped backyards. Most homes have parking at street level and living space on upper floors. When walking with your dog in Bernal Heights North, you will have to navigate a lot of steep hills. You might want to take water for both you and your pet on hot days and dress in layers that can be shed as the temperatures warm up throughout the day.
Also located in Bernal Heights North is a long strip of green space known as Precita Park which provides an open grassy area, stretching for 3 city blocks with benches to provide seating along the park's perimeter. Dogs are welcome in the park and it is a popular place for famiies and local pooches to play.