On the outskirts of Atlanta is a small neighborhood called Monroe Heights. Its name derives from the landscape of the surrounding area that dips and dives through the hilly terrain. The community backs onto Chattahoochee River and is bordered by Carey Park and Proctor Creek.
A largely residential neighborhood, pet stores and animal hospitals are only a short drive away, centred mostly towards downtown Atlanta. Swanky Pooch is a pet store that sells everything like pet accessories, clothes, and niche doggy treats. Located just a ten-minute drive north of Monroe Heights, they are the local dog lover’s favorite.
The state of Georgia experiences a subtropical climate due to its location just above the Tropic of Cancer. This gives the state warm, hot summers and mild winters. During the transition between these two seasons is the most colorful time of year when the trees turn into reds and golds and then shed for preparation of the vibrant spring colors.
Monroe Heights is a sparse, spread out neighborhood with only a few streets winding around the community. This gives the area a rural feel while the new and updated architecture of the homes to the far north create a modern and affluent feel. To contrast this, just a few streets away, there are small traditional wooden bungalows that are set just a few feet back from the road. This variation in architecture makes the community unique and a perfect blend of modern and classic.
The roads around the neighborhood carefully intertwine with each other, creating a perfect walking destination as it is easy to maintain one long route. The whole of the neighborhood is flat, apart from one road called Mango Circuit, a round circle street that bends slightly up towards to the east and has a small gradient falling down again to the west. It's a perfect little route if you’re looking for some steady exercise.
Surrounding Monroe Heights is Proctor Creek, a substantial stream that is fed by the Chattahoochee River. This creek provides a scenic walking path for you to walk your pup and provides riverside trails to add to the ease of the route.
A large green space which is perfect for weekend walks with your pup is Carey Park. This large open space provides everything from walking trails to fenced off fields. This is ideal if you're training your pooch as you can safely let them off the leash knowing that they can't go far!
To add to the abundance of green zones in the area, to the north of Monroe Heights is Lilian Cooper Shepard Park. This is a small but loved area with its own walking trails and activity center. It contains a small stream fed by Proctor Creek and is an ideal location for daily walks as it takes around fifteen minutes to stroll around the whole park.