Alhambra Heights is a neighborhood located in North Miami, Florida, roughly bounded on the north and south by 125th Street, 120th Street, and US 441 and 2nd Avenue to the east and west. The neighborhood is in a more residential, suburban part of North Miami and is mostly made up of modest, one-story homes and a few chains and small businesses on the major thoroughfares.
The weather in Miami is typically on the warmer side with the beach nearby, making it an ideal place for summer tourists. If you're expecting snowy or icy weather, Miami is not the place to find it. Warmer weather lovers will be content with the mid-80s temperatures and the lows in the 50s and 60s. This area is a subtropical paradise, though its proximity to the ocean may make it susceptible during hurricane and tropical storm seasons. Keep an eye on the weather forecasts, in any case!
Florida is famously flat and the terrain in Alhambra Heights continues in this tradition. There are no hills, inclines, or dramatic shifts in elevation at all to be found in the neighborhood. Most of the streets are lined with the iconic palm trees often associated with central and southern Florida and there is a decent amount of grass and greenery between all the houses.
Much of the neighborhood doesn’t have very well-defined sidewalk areas, so any walking you do will likely take place on the side of the street or in the grass and natural area next to it. Though North Miami has a high population, Alhambra Heights isn’t in one of the most densely populated areas, so foot and street traffic won’t be particularly bad except for during regular rush hour times. Most of the community is residential and easy to walk through.
There are no sizable parks or greenways within the borders of Alhambra Heights and the surrounding area is sparse in terms of its green spaces. If you travel a few blocks south of Alhambra Heights, you will find Feinbloom Field which is a large field and baseball complex, but that area is much less suited for dog walking than a traditional greenway or park would be.
To the southwest of the neighborhood and on the other side of I-95, you will find Gratigny Plateau Park. This park is an area that was fairly recently restored and it has lush fields of open green space, walking paths, outdoor fitness stations, a butterfly garden, and a playground for toddlers. This is one of your best options for dog walking in the area, but it is a little bit of a trek by foot, so you may want to drive yourself and your dog there.