Brooklyn, more commonly referred to as Glenwood, is a large neighborhood slightly northwest of Raleigh’s downtown business district. It is a historic neighborhood with beautiful 19th-century homes that have become a mainstay of Raleigh’s downtown atmosphere. Its western border runs along the edge of Glenwood Avenue which is one of Raleigh’s largest commercial thoroughfares and is also located near the Cameron Village Shopping Center, William Peace University, and Raleigh Beer Garden, all of which make it a sought-after place to live.
Raleigh experiences the distinct characteristics of all four seasons, making its weather patterns vary dramatically over a year. Its summers are hot and humid, meaning you will want to keep yourself and your dog well-hydrated during the warmer months of the year. Its winters typically stay within the 30 to 40-degree range, although there are still multiple snow days every year. The fall and springtime in Raleigh are both beautiful and make for great dog walking weather.
Raleigh’s terrain, on average, is mild, with few hills or inclines within the city limits. Glenwood continues in this vein with almost no hills or inclines to speak of in its terrain. The only real shift in elevation happens if you enter the neighborhood from Wade Avenue where the terrain is at its highest and slowly descends down a very gradual slope. None of this should present a real issue when walking your pup.
Because of the size of the neighborhood and the popularity of its location, Glenwood has a decent amount of foot and street traffic most times of the day. During the normal rush hour, the main roads near the neighborhood such as Glenwood Avenue, Peace Street, and Wade Avenue will be heavily congested. Many locals go jogging or walk their dogs through the residential parts of the neighborhood, but there will never be an overwhelming amount of foot traffic.
There are no parks within the boundaries of Glenwood, but it does border one of Raleigh’s most famous green areas, Fletcher Park. Stretching for 21 acres on the other side of Glenwood Avenue from the residential section of the neighborhood, Fletcher Park is a popular destination due to its open green spaces, athletic fields, and large, multi-purpose amphitheater. The park is an old staple in the Raleigh community and is used casually by locals as well as for formal events by larger organizations.
Another park within walking distance of the Glenwood area is Edna Metz Wells Park which is much smaller than Fletcher Park. It is located right next to the Cameron Village Shopping Center and is mostly used for its trails and creeks. These are the most prominent parks and green spaces in the area, but there are plenty of smaller satellite parks to be found within walking distance of Glendwood.