Residentially, Allentown is composed of many standalone, single-family homes, all designed in different types of architecture. There are also a few townhomes and larger houses that have more recently been converted into smaller, apartment units.
Pittsburgh, the City of Steel, is a growing city with its roots in the steel and glass industries. Today, the Burgh is home to prominent universities, champion-winning professional sports teams, iconic history and art museums, access to hiking and urban trails, a growing, performing arts district, and a local-food and brewery scene.
Allentown will certainly be an interesting place to walk with your pup. Located on one of the "mounts" that surround the downtown area, Allentown is an incredibly hilly neighborhood. There are plenty of steep inclines, so they would be difficult to avoid in any walking route. In fact, this neighborhood is only three miles away from Canton Avenue, one of the steepest streets in America.
Thankfully, most of these steep streets are lined with sidewalks, however, most of these sidewalks frequently switch between construction from bricks to concrete. At least you and your pup won't have to share roadways with oncoming traffic!The boundaries of Allentown include William Street and Arlington Avenue to the north, Amanda Street to the east, Cedarhurst Street to the south, and Beltzhoover Avenue and Bigbee Street to the west. Many of the local businesses are on Arlington Avenue and East Warrington Avenue, so they may be more heavily trafficked than other areas of the neighborhood.
Emerald View Park only partially lies within Allentown's boundaries. Emerald View Park is home to plenty of playgrounds, sports facilities, recreational areas, picnicking areas, public art, a dog park, and almost 20 miles of hiking and walking trails for you and your pup to explore. The dog park is located to the west of Allentown, near Olympia Park.
Other greenways within walking distance include Warrington Field, McKinley Park, Winter Park, and Quarry Park.