Located far west of Atlanta is a small community named Harvel Homes. The neighborhood consists of three streets that are connected to each other in a triangle formation. Harvel Homes has a rather solemn existence with Dixie Hills being the community's largest neighbor and Westview Cemetery and Lincoln Cemetery being its other neighbors.
During the long hot summers of Atlanta, the temperatures can reach up to 90F and, in winter, the temperature almost never drops below freezing, even at night. This is great when walking your pup in the local greenways as the lack of precipitation means that rain boots aren’t needed either!
To access the neighborhood's stylish groomers and pet stores, it is only a ten minute drive to the east. Here, you can find everything your heart desires from small independent stores that pride themselves on friendly and helpful staff, to big retailers such as PetSmart that offer competitive prices on all their products.
Tiny red brick bungalows are plotted along each street in Harvel Homes, making it a dainty neighborhood of only 800 residents. Each home is situated just a little off the road with fresh green front yards placed before them. An assortment of small trees sit just in front of the houses, giving the neighborhood a petite feel. The trees combined with the front yards and low rise housing creates a balanced sense between urban and rural, making it the ideal spot to walk your pup.
The community's three roads all have a slight hilliness to them, each curving around towards the next, creating the ideal circuit walking route. The roads are positioned nice and wide, so walking through the neighborhood has an ease to it. The curves to the roads force local traffic to drive nice and steady, adding to the slow-pace of living in the Harvel Homes community.
The closest and most ideal dog-walking park to Harvel Homes is Isabel Gates Webster Park and Gardens. It’s a great hangout spot for young families and dog walkers as it has everything from picnic benches to footpaths and open fields. The small scope of the park makes it a great location to train your pup. Here, you can let them off the leash and teach them recall or simply play a game of fetch. The size of the gardens is great for short daily walks.
If you’re looking for a larger weekend walking park, Lionel Hampton Park is a just a five minute drive away. This gigantic green space offers woodland paths and hiking routes amongst tall, towering forest trees. To walk around the whole thing can take up to a whole afternoon, or you can use the well-signposted trails to find your way through the shorter and less travelled routes.