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Dickinson Narrows is the current name of an area that was referred to in the past as Dickinson Square West. This centrally located Philadelphia neighborhood is close to the amenities of the Philadelphia business district and has many local businesses, parks, and playgrounds within its boundaries that are conveniently located. This area exudes historic charm and is highly walkable with businesses on main thoroughfares, often at the street level of multi-story buildings. A pet hospital is located in the neighborhood which is convenient for local dog owners and is within walking distance for most.


Residents that walk with their dogs in this neighborhood will need waterproof jackets for rainy days that occur throughout the year and warm outerwear and footwear for chilly winter days. Although snow occurs in winter months, it rarely stays as daytime temperatures generally climb above the freezing mark. However, inclement winter weather with damp conditions from the coast requires warm, waterproof layers for pedestrians.

Terrain in Dickinson Narrows
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
All Artificial
Mostly Artificial
Good Balance
Mostly Natural
All Natural
Artificial
Balanced
Natural
TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
Medium
Mostly Hilly
Hilly
Flat
Medium
Hilly
Dickinson Narrows is a narrow two-block-wide strip with Washington Avenue on the north border and Mifflin Street on the south between 4th and 6th Street. The neighborhood is characterized by historic and character buildings with unique architecture, narrow streets, and some sloping terrain. Hills are not steep and do not present an impediment to pedestrians in the area. Narrow streets do have sidewalks to keep pedestrians and their pets safe. 


Walk up apartments, attached townhouses, and duplexes, many with bay windows, covered porches or balconies, and brick construction grace the residential streets. Some larger multi-story residential buildings are also located in the community. Natural landscaping in this well developed urban residential area is not as prevalent as some other areas of the city. Commercial businesses are located throughout the district and concentrated on the north end and there are playgrounds and parks in the area that provide greenery.

Greenways in Dickinson Narrows
3 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in Philadelphia have an average of:
9 Greenways
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Several playgrounds are located within the boundaries of Dickinson Narrows. Dogs are not permitted on playgrounds but can enjoy trees and green space from adjacent walkways. Jefferson Square is located immediately east of the Dickinson Narrow community and this park has paved paths, trees, and seating to rest in the shade. Dickinson Square Park is also located on the eastern border of the park and provides paved paths, seating, and shady trees which are pleasant on hot, humid summer days. Gold Star Park on the west has large shade trees, paths and seating as well.

Seger Dog Park is located to the north of Dickinson Narrows and provides a fenced off-leash area where dogs can play unencumbered in safety. The park is regularly maintained, has a water supply, and cleaning supplies. The park also has a community bulletin board with neighborhood events, pet information, and other information relevant to locals in the area.

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