The Seattle climate is temperate with warm summers and cool, wet winters. Summers rarely have extreme heat or severe storms and are generally sunny with little rain which makes them enjoyable for walking the neighborhood or taking your dog out. Spring and fall are warm but can be rainy and a rain jacket and umbrella will be useful for keeping dry. Winters are colder and precipitation can fall as freezing rain or snow, although these conditions rarely persist as daytime temperatures usually rise above freezing. However, when conditions are icy, you should avoid taking your dog on slippery surfaces. Dogs are particularly susceptible to pelvic and hip injuries if they fall.
The neighborhood is situated on a hill and has views of Seattle's downtown skyline, Mount Rainier, and the Olympic Mountains. When walking around the area, dog walkers and their pets will find themselves climbing some inclines and hills. There are commercial areas in the Beacon Hill neighborhood with more traffic and less landscaping. A cemetery and greenbelt with a trail as well as parks are also present here and provide green spaces.
Homes in the area are older with craftsman, bungalow, and Seattle Box-Foursquare-style houses. Homes are moderate in size and have well-landscaped properties. Residential streets have sidewalks and grassy berms to provide safe walkways for people and pets, while grassy berms provide cool, soft footing.
There are several parks and greenways in the area. The Maple School Natural Area provides 15 acres of heavily wooded hillside with nature trails and the Chief Sealth Trail runs along a greenway nearby. This trail runs for 4 miles and is asphalt-surfaced.
Dr. Jose Rizal Park is located on the north side of Beacon Hill and has 9.6 acres of naturally treed areas. The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail can be accessed here and is part of a much larger greenway trail system providing plenty of hiking opportunities for energetic pups and people. An off-leash dog area is located at the foot of the hill. This park is connected to Sturgus Park and Daejeon Park which have developed greenway trails including the I-90 Trail.
Jefferson Park is located more centrally and features the Cheasty Greenbelt and Boulevard Trail. This park also has recreational facilities including a playground, skate park, and lawn bowling.