East Mount Airy is a pleasant blend of single-family homes, apartments, row houses, and small mom n' pop stores. The community takes great pride in taking care of keeping the neighborhood clean. Along Germantown Ave., there are several restaurants serving up an exciting array of cultural dishes. Pet stores and dog parks are going to require you to get in the car and go for a ride. There are several parks within East Mount Airy along with Wissahickon Valley Park at the west end of the community and running south. The best part is that you are only a short train ride from downtown!
Winters here can be a bit on the rough side with temperatures keeping the mercury below the freezing mark for days on end and plenty of snow to go around. Summers bring endless days of temperatures in the 80s and sunshine for you and Rufus to go walking in.
The terrain here is mostly flat and boring. There isn’t much choice when it comes to walking with Rufus. However, before you start worrying about the flat terrain being no fun to take your daily walks on, try putting your creative mind to work. With so many residential blocks to choose from, your walks should never be boring! You could print out a map and choose your routes on a daily basis. The idea is to vary your walks as much as you can. The more variety you can build into your walks, the more fun they will be.
Keep in mind that the pavement here can be cold enough to cause Rufus to have frost-bitten toes in the winter when they are covered in ice. If Rufus is still a pup, now is the perfect time to get used to walking in booties! They can also come in handy for those rainy days.
There are several small parks in the community along with the Awbury Arboretum and Agricultural Village where there are acres of grass for you and Rufus to spend time playing and romping around. Awbury Park adds even more grass to the area and more space for the two of you to have fun in. The Arboretum covers 55 acres and includes English romantic style landscaping and plenty of trails, ponds, meadows, rolling hills, and woods for the two of you to enjoy.
Wissahickon Park offers miles offers miles of shady tree-lined trails for you and Rufus to hike along with numerous play areas for the two of you to explore together. The park sits in a gorge and covers over 1,800 acres following the Wissahickon Creek as it drops over 100 feet before joining the Schuylkill River. Your journey along the trails will take you across stone bridges that date back to the days of the WPA era.