Juniata, also known as Juniata Park, is one of the many working-class communities in Northeast Philadelphia. The community is a blend of light industry, retail, and residential spaces. The majority of the housing here is "Philly Row Housing" that has been the earmark of working-class Philadelphia. There are plenty of restaurants for you to choose from no matter what you're looking for. Pet stores are within easy driving distance and, if you are looking for somewhere green to walk, Tacony Creek Park sits on the northern border of the community. Take your time getting to know your way around the community and you might be amazed at the many mom and pop businesses tucked into the neighborhoods.
The climate here offers you a full four seasons with plenty of snow in the winter and lots of sunshine in the summers. Temperatures range from below freezing in the depths of winter to hot and humid in the middle of summer.
No matter where you turn to here in Juniata Park, the bulk of the terrain is going to be pavement of some form. If there is one good thing to be said of row housing, it is that the developers always thought to include plenty of sidewalks for people and their pets to walk along. While they might be narrow, the last thing you would want in most of these neighborhoods would be to have to walk on the streets.
Getting your pup used to walking on pavement takes time. You should always start out with short walks intended to give your dog's paw pads a chance to build up some calluses. The rest is all about creating new routes to take in order to keep from becoming bored with your walks. Yes, even dogs can get bored with the same walks day in, day out!
The one thing those who developed the area failed to add into their plans was green spaces. Perhaps in the early days, there was more, but today, the only real green space to be found is the Tacony Creek Park. The park only covers 302 acres, but because it is so narrow, it runs for miles going north. There are many different trails to explore, grass fields and meadows to romp around on, and acres of native woods. Along the way, there are several places with athletic courts, playgrounds, and picnic tables for everyone to enjoy.
The Juniata Golf Club is also at this end of the park for those who love to play. Even if you live at the southern end of the community, the short drive to the park is more than worthwhile and it makes a great place for when you need to get away from the daily hustle and bustle of city life.