Burleith is a northwest Washington, D.C. residential neighborhood. There are many restaurants, bars, coffee houses, and shops to the east along Wisconsin Avenue that are within walking distance in the adjacent neighborhood. Institutions like the Duke Ellington School of Arts, Washington International School, and Georgetown University can be accessed on foot and the Glover-Archbold Park is also easily reached by pedestrians and pets.
Dog owners and their furry friends will need to be prepared for cold, wet, and snowy weather at various times of the year. Spring thunderstorms and the remnants of Atlantic storms in the fall can bring heavy precipitation and high winds which may mean postponing outings with your pup until conditions moderate. Winters require warm outerwear and footwear with good traction while summer months may require owners to carry quite a bit of water as humid conditions can lead to dehydration. Be prepared no matter what sort of weather you venture out into.
Burleith is a moderately affluent residential area with a gated section known as Hillandale on its southwest side that is considered part of the Burleith community. Residences in the community consist of single-family homes, some of which are free standing and others are attached row houses. The terrain is fairly flat and level and there are no steep hills for pedestrians and pets to navigate on treks through the neighborhood. If you have a senior dog with mobility issues, getting around should not be too strenuous for your pup.
The Burleith neighborhood has sidewalks along residential streets which are tree lined, shaded, and often feature grassy berms that provide soft footing for you pup's paws.
The Glover-Archbold Park is situated on Burleith’s west side with the Whitehaven Park stretching out along the northern border. This is a 183-acre park along a creek and ravine system and is a popular park used by dog walkers, joggers, and cyclists. The park is also home to plenty of wildlife, so use caution and keep your dog secured. Many birds also make the park their home or pass through on migratory routes and should remain undisturbed by your canine companion.
If you want some off-leash fun for your pooch, the Newark Street Dog Park can be accessed farther to the north along the trail system and provides a great off-leash dog park. With two separate areas, this park is a great destination in the greenway. There are drinking water supplies in the dog park as well as disposal supplies and facilities with even the odd stray tennis ball from the adjacent tennis courts to play with.