Rowlader Colemans sits on the corner of Fairview Avenue and N Ridgewood Avenue and consists of a blend of single-family homes and small industrial spaces. The neighborhood is within two blocks of the Halifax River, the riverside trail, and a small island where you can go out to play.
It is also close to the hub of activity on the mainland side. There are several excellent restaurants within driving distance or you can catch a ball game at the Jackie Robinson Memorial Stadium on City Island. You can even hop in the car and cruise over to the beach to go for a long walk along the coast.
If you like hot weather, you won't be disappointed as the summers here average in the 90s for weeks on end. But it's the winters here that you really can't beat. The temperatures hit their coldest in January when daytime highs are in the 50-degree range.
Despite the fact that this is a heavily built-up area of town, there is still plenty of room to take your pup out for daily walks with enough sidewalks to make it safe to stroll. While you might not be in the center of the action living here, it helps to keep traffic to a minimum for when you and Fido need to get out and about.
To get the most out of your walks, you will have to go west and away from Ridgewood, but with so many walks to go around, it should be easy for the two of you to find new ways and directions to walk often enough to keep your jaunts around the area interesting.
Keep in mind that paved surfaces can be very hard on your dog's paws, so give them plenty of time to get used to the rough surface before heading out for longer marathon strolls.
The nearest green space of any real size is over on the banks of the Halifax River. There is a narrow park that runs for several blocks with a walking trail and enough grass for Fido to enjoy.
Next up is the beach to the east over the Halifax River where the two of you can walk for as many miles as you can handle. The beach offers soft sand that will give you a workout and hard packed sand that is easier to walk on but adds in the pleasure of walking in the surf.
On the other hand, if you prefer forests, you should consider heading west to the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area with miles of trails winding through 30,000 acres of both old and new growth. The trails are perfect for hiking with Fido and give you the opportunity to look for wild birds and miscellaneous animal inhabitants of the woodlands.