North of the Queen City District, Wheatley Place is bordered by Warren on the northwest, Meadow on the northeast, McDermott on the southeast, and Atlanta on the southwest. It is a neighborhood of single-story bungalows with some dating back as far as 1916! It is a historic district and named for Phyllis Wheatley, the first African-American woman poet in America. As a strictly residential neighborhood, you won't find any dog-friendly businesses here. However, you can take your pup on a walk through a piece of history to the Juanita Craft Civil Rights House at 2618 Warren Avenue.
Keep the Texas weather in mind when walking around Wheatley Place. Hot summer temperatures can cause sidewalks to heat up and burn sensitive paws. The mild nature of spring and fall can be spoiled by pop-up thunderstorms that can quickly flood normal walking paths. Winters are mild too, but freak ice storms can close the city down.
The sidewalks are on the narrow side with varying driveway entrances. Keep your pup on a leash and be cautious with inattentive drivers. S. Malcom X Drive is a pretty busy street through the neighborhood, so practice good pedestrian safety and cross only in designated zones. On-street parking seems pretty common here as well which will reduce your visibility when crossing streets. Keep your pooch at your side and on a short leash. Don't let them run out into the street first to keep them safe!
The gem of the area just outside the neighborhood proper at S. Malcom X Dr. and Pine Street is Opportunity Park. Sitting right next to the Oakland Cemetery, this park is 19-acres of green space with some nice park amenities. Home to a basketball court and soccer field, there are paved paths that wind around and through the park. A playground can be found on the park grounds which means little children from time to time. It is a destination park that will see pedestrian traffic increase after working hours and on the weekends.