The beautiful neighborhood of Burholme is also known as Fox Chase. It got this name from the Fox Chase Inn which originally opened in the very early 1700s. This neighborhood is bordered by Rockledge to the northwest, Oxford to the southwest, Rhawnhurst to the southeast, and the lovely Montgomery Park to the northeast.
This neighborhood is primarily residential with homes arranged n straight, orderly blocks. Down Rockwell Ave and Hasbrook Ave, in the northern portion of the neighborhood, there are several businesses clustered, as well as Jeanes Hospital. Several businesses in this area cater to your pooch. The Dog Zone provides high-quality grooming so your dog will look their best while Kazoodles Pet Boutique provides both great goods and training which is accessible to local dog owners. The Castor Animal Hospital isn’t too far, so you know you have somewhere to bring your dog if they need medical attention.
Burholme is an absolutely lovely neighborhood to explore. Stately brick homes and townhomes sit on midsize lots. Fences are only intermittent and there is a good divider between sidewalk and road so you will enjoy walking your dog on a loose leash throughout most of this neighborhood. There are plenty of mature trees to make you feel at ease even on hot days. Homes have charming architectural details like chimneys and little front porches and many yards are held back by stone or brick terraces. Yards tend to have attractive landscaping and many types of trees.
To try your dog’s skills on tougher terrain and challenge them intellectually with novel experiences, try bringing them to Montgomery Lorimer Park. This forested terrain will provide all kinds of interesting new experiences. Try encouraging your pup to balance on logs as well as climbing over and under debris in order to build confidence and physical prowess.
Burholme is lucky enough to share a perimeter with the beautiful and sprawling Montgomery Lorimer Park. This huge park spreads for miles along Burholme and down to Pennypack Park in the south and the Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust in the north. The Pennypack Creek winds throughout the area so you can enjoy intermittent creek views throughout your walk.
Plenty of trails traverse the entire park so you won’t be limited in your exploration, even if you would rather stick to the pavement. There are abundant clearings as well, so you can enjoy a quick game of fetch with your pooch. Because these parks follow the creek, the park has a winding incline with the neighborhood on either side. You can walk many miles without ever retracing your steps, enjoying the babble of the creek the whole time. Damp environments make smell more potent, so you can expect your dog to love following their nose along the creekbed.