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Belmont is a small West Philadelphia neighborhood with a lot of history within its boundaries. The area was originally founded as Belmont District before it was incorporated into the city of Philadelphia in the mid-19th century. Though it's mostly a residential community, you'll find a variety of shops and restaurants along Lancaster Avenue, Belmont's southwestern border. 

Be sure to check the weather before you head out for a walk with your pup, wherever you are. Philadelphia's weather changes with the seasons with the summer and winter months bringing the most dramatic temperature changes. Try to plan morning walks in the summer before it gets very hot and humid to protect doggie paws from the hot sidewalks. Afternoons are best if you want to walk your pet in the winter as the sun has melted some ice and you're able to see the icy patches. 

Terrain in Belmont
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Mostly Natural
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Flat
Mostly Flat
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Belmont mostly consists of multiple-family homes and blocks of apartment buildings. Most of the business establishments sit along Lancaster Avenue, a busy street with bike lanes and two street-level trolley lines. Take caution when crossing the street as there's so much happening here and on other busy streets such as Westminster and Belmont Avenues. The SEPTA Railroad borders Belmont to the north, so avoid the area if your pup doesn't like loud noises such as train horns. 

Belmont's roads are mostly flat with a few small inclines here and there, so you shouldn't tire out too quickly on a walk. There aren't a lot of grassy areas throughout Belmont, but a few community parks and grassy lots offer a spot for a quick stop if need be. You can find some green along the sidewalks of North 40th Street, Belmont's eastern border. 

Greenways in Belmont
1 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in Philadelphia have an average of:
9 Greenways
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Belmont doesn't have any large parks within its neighborhood boundaries, but you will find a few small grassy spots around. There is a small community park on Westminster Avenue where you'll find picnic tables scattered around a grassy area. This spot is perfect for a quick rest or to enjoy a sunny afternoon! There's also a small park at the intersection of Wyalusing and Mantua Avenues with a few benches and some other small greenway options near Belmont Charter School. 

If you want a larger park to enjoy with your pet, you'll find Clara Muhammad Square a few blocks west of the neighborhood. It sits along Lancaster Avenue and features a playground and lots of shady, grassy areas. If you're interested in exploring, just north of the neighborhood is Fairmount Park, a large, 1,400-acre park featuring museums, an arboretum, and miles and miles of paths through beautiful scenery. 

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