Hunter Hills is located on the west end of Atlanta, Georgia. The north side of the neighborhood has several local businesses along Joseph E. Boone Boulevard that are accessible on foot and provide walking destinations. Schools, parks, and churches in the region provide more amenities.
Dog walkers in Hunter Hills enjoy warm sunny weather most of the year. Occasional showers occur in spring and fall, but the temperature is ideal for walking and a light rain jacket is usually sufficient. Winters are cool and rainy, so waterproof outdoor gear is necessary to stay warm and dry on winter walks. Freezing temperatures and snow are rare in the Atlanta area, but do sometimes occur, making footing slippery. Summers can see extremely hot and humid conditions which are hazardous to pedestrians and pets. Do not overexert yourself or your pet when the temperature is too hot, find shady spots, and drink lots of water.
Proctor Creek runs through the neighborhood with a branch off to the east. Train tracks run along the east border and through the south side of the community from east to west and more tracks curve to the north. The prevalence of railways in the neighborhood present an impediment to pedestrians who should only cross tracks at a designated pedestrian crossing with signals. The presence of these tracks makes it especially important to keep your dog leashed or securely fenced.
Homes in the area are mostly single-family dwellings set on well-landscaped properties with lawns and shade trees. Some residential roads have sidewalks and some do not. Where separate pedestrian ways do not exist, you will need to share the road with traffic or walk on grass berms if available. The terrain has some steep hilly sections which are difficult for pedestrians, although other areas of the neighborhood are relatively level with only slight inclines.
The Lionel Hampton Trailhead is located here and runs to the east and west. The trail is paved and connects to the Westside Trail on the east side of the neighborhood. The trail is over 1 mile in length and hard-surfaced which allows inline skaters and cyclists to make use of it, so watch out for fast-moving bicycles and skaters.
The Westside Trail is 14 feet and 3 miles in length. The trail connects several neighborhoods and greenways. Washington Park is not far, located on the east side of Hunter Hills and features a tennis center, playground, aquatic center, and ball diamond.