Crescentville is a small neighborhood in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The neighborhood is bounded by Tookany Creek to the south and west of Adams Avenue with its eastern boundary at the meeting point of Rising Sun Avenue and Whitaker Avenue. The neighborhood is removed from most of the major activity in the city and though some parts of the community are vibrant and historic, some of the surrounding areas have seen an increase in poverty and crime in the past few decades.
Philly is prone to weather typical of the northern Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. In the winter, its average lows never dip too low or below the freezing point, making it never too chilly or dangerous to traverse. Warm summers invite those looking for some balmier temperatures in the height of the summer months, making this neighborhood a nice area with average temperatures that never wander into the extremes.
Crescentville, like much of the greater Philadelphia area, has terrain that is flat and mild. Though you may encounter a few small hills or gradual increases in elevation while on a walk, none of them should be drastic enough to prove to be a challenge for you or your dog. The atmosphere is much less urban than most of the city with lots of churches on the street corners and more open areas with foliage and green space.
Crescentville is a relatively low-traffic area compared to other communities in Philadelphia. Though it does have a few major thoroughfares, there are fewer restaurants and bars in this section of town with more small businesses and chains on the street corners. You shouldn’t have to deal with much foot or street traffic on the main roads or on the side streets which tend to be more residential.
There aren’t many parks or greenways within the immediate vicinity of Crescentville except for Lawncrest Park which takes up a large portion of the center of the neighborhood. The park frequently hosts organized small-time sports leagues with cheerleading competitions, soccer tournaments, boxing tournaments, and other activities that local children and young adults are involved in. It also has plenty of open green space where you can walk around with your dog.
An even better option for dog walking lies just on the western border of Crescentville. There, you will find Tacomy Creek Parkway which is a road that winds around a long creek and an extensive trail system. It is one of the most beautiful natural areas in the whole city and it is easily accessible on-foot from Crescentville. The large amounts of open green space and walking trails make it an excellent candidate for a dog walk on a sunny day.