Spruce Hill is a residential neighborhood located in the west end of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Located in the area are schools, a library, and churches. There are also universities, hospitals, and medical and dental schools located in the vicinity. Many residents walk to work or post-secondary schools in the neighborhood or take public transportation to the larger Philadelphia central business districts. A centrally located park hosts special events and concerts and there are businesses, unique shops, and eclectic and unique shops and restaurants on main thoroughfares like Chestnut Street.
Pet owners that walk their canine companions will need to dress for the weather. Winter temperatures can be cold, dipping too near the freezing mark or below at night. During winter months, plan on foot excursions for when temperatures usually climb above freezing. In the summer, the opposite is true. On hot days, plan your trips with your pup for early in the day when it cools off.
The neighborhood is located on the Schuylkill River and the waterway and riverfront terrain are prominent features of the region. A large park is centrally located and there is a cemetery with manicured grounds on the south side of the neighborhood. Spruce Hill is serviced by streetcars and streetcar rails are located along main thoroughfares in the area. When walking in these areas, you will need to watch out for them when crossing roadways.
Hamilton Village has many pedestrian paths winding through landscaped properties that make a greenway walk nearby where you can take your dog. Penn Park is also close at hand to the east. This 24-acre park is associated with the local university and has multiple greenway trails and access to trails along the Schuylkill River. Elevated bridges connect different areas of the park with recreational and athletic facilities. This park is a beautiful place to walk with your pooch! Just remember to keep your furry friend on a leash and be prepared to clean up after your pup.