Penelope Neighbors is located on the west side of Atlanta, Georgia. This residential neighborhood is within walking distance of a college and rehab center as well as a recreation center. There are no shops, services, or restaurants within walking distance, making the area a little inconvenient at times.
The weather in Atlanta is cooperative for walking in spring and fall with warm, sunny weather being prevalent and the occasional rain shower occurring. Summers are excessively hot and humid and you may need to plan your walks for cooler times of the day to avoid the heat. Remember to keep your pup hydrated, as well as yourself, and find shady spots to walk. Winters are cool and wet, so a warm raincoat will keep you snug and dry when walking with your dog during winter months. Snow and freezing temperatures are not common in Atlanta but do occasionally occur, making sidewalks slippery, so use caution when conditions are icy.
Most of the area is residential with homes on well-landscaped properties with attractive yards, gardens, lawns, and shady trees. Homes are predominately bungalow style. There are some gentle hills in the area with inclines, however, they are not steep and usually not difficult to walk up or down. The residential roads do not have sidewalks and pedestrians should keep their dogs on a leash, walk facing oncoming traffic, and avoid wearing dark clothing in the evening that would make it difficult for drivers to spot them.
Just north of Penelope Neighbors and within easy walking distance is Anderson Park. The park includes a recreation center and grounds, sports fields, and sports facilities. There is also a large wooded area and a section of the Lionel Hampton Trail that runs through the park. Mozley Park is within walking distance to the east and is also serviced by the Lionel Hampton Trail. There is a swimming pool and recreation center at Mozley Park and open areas surrounded by trees. Basketball and tennis courts are also available to use. The train tracks run along the park's north side, so be sure to keep your dog on a leash.
A short drive south will take you to Lionel Hampton Park. This large 100-acre wooded park has miles of paved and unpaved trails to explore with your pet with lots of shade for summer days. This park also contains historical sites and three “champion” trees.