Country Club is a small, residential community with very few commercial spaces. Country Club is located in the Bronx, just 14 miles from downtown Manhattan. It is located directly on Eastchester Bay and is home to a large community of Italian-Americans which may mean that you'll see some cultural influences in the neighborhood. The few commercial spaces in this community are schools, a senior-living facility, a marina, churches, and a few Italian restaurants or grocery stores.
Country Club and New York experience all four seasons: summer, fall, winter, and spring. Average temperatures can vary quite a bit, but it can definitely get colder in winter and warmer in the summer months. Unfortunately, the winters can be long, cold, and full of snow, so bundle up and never leave your dog outdoors unattended. During the warm summer months, however, you may get lucky and have a nice breeze coming off of Eastchester Bay.
Country Club is a mostly flat neighborhood, so you shouldn’t have to worry about too many hills on your daily walks. But that also means that if you're looking for more of a challenge, you may need to seek out some of the other neighborhoods nearby or vary your daily walk to include a variety of different city blocks. The residential areas of the neighborhood generally have large, maintained sidewalks and grassy areas that line the streets. This will be helpful for your pet on those longer walks! There also larger trees which will provide great shade on those sunnier, summer days.
The borders of Hillcrest include Middletown Road and Watt Avenue to the north. Eastchester Bay to the east, Layton Avenue to the south, and Bruckner Expressway to the west. There do not seem to be public walkways near Eastchester Bay and Bruckner Expressway is a large, high-speed road, so exercise caution as necessary.
However, immediately north to Country Club is Pelham Bay Park. This is the largest park in the City and is even larger than Central Park. Pelham Bay Park is home to a beach, two golf courses, sports facilities, a playground, the Bartow-Pell Mansion, and many different hiking trails that can make for some extensive exercise if it's needed. Thankfully, there is an off-leash area in the park and plenty of natural paths for you and your pup to explore and escape from the typical neighborhood environment.