North Central Heritage is a residential suburban neighborhood on the north side of San Antonio, Texas. The community is a 30-minute commute from the downtown core. There are no commercial areas within the district boundaries, however, some commercial activity is located in an adjacent neighborhood. These businesses with restaurants, shops, and services can be reached with a short trip by vehicle.
A pet store is located in the commercial area to the northwest of North Central Heritage where you can pick up a toy or treat for your pup.
When walking your dog in North Central Heritage, you do not have to contend with frigid weather, but heat can be an issue. In summer months, the mercury soars during the midday and humid conditions can make long walks uncomfortable. To avoid heat-related illnesses, walk at cooler times of the day and pack a water supply for you and your pet. You should also be aware that severe thunderstorms occur in the area. Take shelter when these dangerous storms occur.
The area is predominantly comprised of single-family detached dwellings situated on attractively landscaped properties. There are mature shade trees in yards that provide some shade in the region.
Most residential streets have separate sidewalks for pedestrians and their pups to stroll on and you don't have to share the road with traffic in the community. There are natural green spaces on the west and south of the community which adds to the relaxed suburban feel of the region. Because the area does not have many thru-roads, traffic in the region is limited to local vehicles, which makes the area quieter and safer.
The McAllister Park contains a 1.5-acre off-leash dog area where your dog can play loose. The off-leash area is enclosed, but there are no separate areas for large and small dogs. If that is an issue for your pet, visit the off-leash area away from peak hours when there are fewer dogs present. There is a water supply and agility obstacles in the park to make it more enjoyable. Your dog should be well socialized and supervised in this area.