Beyond being a beautiful residential community, Elkins Park also has several commercial areas, particularly along Old York Road, where you will find several places of worship, local and chain restaurants, a few schools, and condominiums. Additionally, located centrally in the neighborhood, you will find a local veterinarian at World of Animals at Elkins Park. There are also two pet supply stores located just north of the neighborhood.
The commercial areas, like Old York Road, will have significantly more traffic and traffic that is traveling at higher speeds. While there are sidewalks, this four-lane road might frighten your pup if they are a bit skittish.
Additionally, there are a few hills throughout the neighborhood, but nothing that should be too steep or strenuous for you or Fido. However, if you or your pup have mobility issues, be sure to review your normal walking routes prior to grabbing the leash and heading out the door!
Wall Park, another significant area in Elkins Park, is a 13-acre park with a few sporting facilities, a skate park, a playground, an ice skating rink, and a spray pool. This park is also home to the Richard Wall House Museum, a historic site dating back to the colonial era.
The third local greenway, Russell Park, is a more traditional public park with a playground, places to rest or picnic, and space for general recreation. Thankfully, there are several other greenways surrounding Elkins Park, including Parkview Park, Tacony Creek Park, Burholme Park, Alverthorpe Park, and Foxchase Manor Park.