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Wells Branch is a neighborhood located on the far north side of Austin, Texas. The area has its own services to provide for area residents which are mostly located on the thoroughfares and along Wells Branch Parkway. Theatres, recreation facilities, shops, restaurants, and other services are located in the area, but are located in separate areas from residences which decreases their walkability. 


The climate in Wells Branch is amenable to pedestrians with temperate weather in the spring and fall and mild winters with temperatures well above the freezing mark. Warm outerwear is not a requirement for dog walkers and their pups. Summer weather is hot and many pet owners avoid walking at the height of the day, opting instead for cooler mornings and evenings. Violent storms systems occur in the Austin area and severe storms with high winds and heavy rain can occur which are dangerous. Check forecasts to avoid severe weather conditions.

Terrain in Wells Branch
BUILT ENVIRONMENT
All Artificial
Mostly Artificial
Good Balance
Mostly Natural
All Natural
Artificial
Balanced
Natural
TOPOGRAPHIC RELIEF
Flat
Mostly Flat
Medium
Mostly Hilly
Hilly
Flat
Medium
Hilly
Wells Branch is a suburban community of Austin bordered by Route 35 on the north and east sides, the MoPac expressway on the west, and Howard Lane on the south. Commercial and light industrial activities are situated on the borders of the community with residential areas centrally located. 


Commercial and industrial areas are not heavily landscaped with few trees and large paved areas. Pavement can be extremely hot in summer months and damage your pup's paws, so they should be avoided. You can also obtain doggie boots to protect your pooch’s paws from hot paved surfaces. 


 Homes in the area have generously sized yards that are well landscaped with large lawns and trees. The terrain is flat and there are separate sidewalks on most roads so pedestrians and their pups can easily traverse the neighborhood. There are some multi-family housing complexes in the Wells Branch community. Parks and natural spaces are well distributed, providing lots of greenery and cool shade.

Greenways in Wells Branch
6 GREENWAYS
Neighborhoods in Austin have an average of:
15 Greenways
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The Katherine Fleischer Park is centrally located in the Wells Branch neighborhood and is a popular community park. The park has a gazebo, a playground, a pool, sports fields, and volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts. The Wells Branch Trail runs through the park and travels on a spur to the north to Mills Pond. In total, the trail is 6 miles long and accesses many amenities including the Mills Pond recreation area, an elementary school, residential neighborhoods, and the disc golf course. 


The Wells Branch Trail is surfaced with decomposed granite and used by hikers and cyclists. Keep your dog on a leash and watch out for other users. 


The Mills Pond Recreation Area that is accessible from the trail features Mills Pond which is popular with locals and has a floating dock, fishing, non-motorized boating, and lots of local wildlife in the park to watch. The recreation area also has plenty of sports of facilities for locals to enjoy.

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