Residents with furry friends that like to take their daily walk here will find that summers are warm and pleasant with some particularly hot days where strenuous walks should be avoided. Winters are the opposite and are cold and snowy. Be aware of the forecast and avoid walking on days when blizzards are imminent. If you are prepared with warm clothing and good footwear, you can enjoy walking on most winter days and if your dog needs a winter coat, you can find one at a local pet store.
This historic neighborhood contains an amazing array and concentration of historic homes with a wide variety of interesting architectural styles. Homes in Hamburg were built in the late 19th and early 20th century and include houses with Greek Revival, Victorian, Queen Anne, Gothic Revival, Second Empire, Georgian Revival, and Mission Revival styles that provide variety and beauty to the area. Homes have beautifully landscaped properties with large mature trees and landscaping features. Other moderate homes are also located in the area and there are several churches and commercial buildings also located nearby. The downtown core and Mississippi River are located to the south of this residential neighborhood and main roads running north-south provide access.
To the west, Jefferson Park has baseball diamonds and basketball courts and is surrounded by trees. Natural trails along the outside of the trees provide a greenway for residents to walk with their dogs adjacent to quiet residential streets.
If you're up for a challenging climb, just west in Riverview Terrace, the Riverview Terrace Park is located on a steep hill and provides panoramic views of the surrounding area and the river. Lafayette Park is located to the south and this urban park also has a playground and basketball courts as well as an informal ball diamond. The train tracks run alongside this park so make sure you keep your dog leashed in the area to avoid the hazard of passing trains.