Upper Brickell is home to the "Brickell Financial District" or at least it was! Today, it is home to high-rise residential buildings including apartments and condos. It is also home to the Guatemala Consulate General and a number of hotels. There are numerous restaurants throughout the area serving up a very diverse range of cultural cuisines that make living here just a little more interesting. There are dog-friendly parks and pet supply stores within driving distance for you and Fido to enjoy while seeking out places to play and tasty snacks.
The weather here is nothing short of glorious with daytime January lows in the 60s and summer highs in July reaching the low 90s. While it does rain up to 59 inches per year here, it never snows! You and Fido can walk most days of the year - or every day - if you don’t mind carrying an umbrella.
Upper Brickell is a paved wonderland with very little in the way of grass to walk along. The ground here is flat which you can take one of two ways when it comes to walking with Fido. If they have managed to pack on a few extra pounds, the flat ground can be a blessing as strolling along the flat ground is not overly strenuous. But it can go a long way towards helping them get back in shape for when the time comes to go for longer walks at the Oleta River State Park.
On the other hand, if your pup is getting older, flatter terrain can make it easier for them to continue enjoying walks with you. Keep in mind that the pavement can be hot enough in the middle of summer to cause uncomfortable burns. Take your walks during the early morning hours while the pavement is still cool and safer for your pup to walk on.
When it comes to greenways, you won't find much of it in Upper Brickell for you and Fido to enjoy. At most, a few of the buildings have grass planted around them. However, over on the corner of Biscayne Blvd. and SE 5th St. is the Biscayne Park Path that leads to the waterfront. There is also a small baseball field on SE 6th St. where it goes under I-95.
If you don’t mind driving out a little, Simpson Park is where you will find a pond, walking trails, and plenty of shade to help keep you cool. This is the perfect place for the two of you to log in a few extra miles of walking instead of relying on going around a few blocks for your daily exercise. One trip to the park each week is a great way to keep your walks a little more exciting for both of you.