As a quiet middle-class neighborhood, this area is hailed as being close enough to Philadelphia to commute but far enough away offer a bit of space and enjoy a bit of quiet. Not quite suburb but not urban either, the residents here enjoy being minutes away from most of the amenities they could need or want. Most of the retail is situated at the northeastern end of the neighborhood in the Cedarbrook Plaza Shopping Center where you will find everything you might want. That includes anything you might want for your furry friend.
The climate in Philadelphia won’t stop you from walking for the majority of the year. Winter is your only real challenge with snow being fairly common and cold temperatures that could make walking difficult. Fall and spring are glorious for long walks and summer can be managed with a bit of forethought. Make sure to plan around the hottest parts of the day in summer.
If you are just out for a stroll, you will appreciate just how flat Cedarbrook is. For those just wanting to stretch their dog's legs and give them a bit of fresh air, the flat terrain and sidewalks can be a welcome sight. To make things better, there are quite a few shade trees in some neighborhoods and most of the areas have small grass shoulders that your dog will enjoy exploring. Most dogs prefer walking on grass to concrete and, while you will want to keep your dog out of yards, these grass shoulders make a great place for your dog to walk.
If you are looking for a bit more of a challenge or are bored with walking the streets of Cedarbrook, Windmoor to the northwest and Kennedy House to the northeast are close enough to walk to and provide some varied terrain including hills for those wanting more of a work out.
Curtis Dog Park offers a large fenced-in area that is scenic and a great place to go with your dog. It is part of a large green space that is also an arboretum with 45 acres of trees. To the southwest, you will find a large greenway that follows Cresheim Creek and Wissahickon Creek. The area has a number of trails and a fair number of elevation changes, so it is worth the drive if you want to get some real exercise.
Wissahickon Valley Park itself has over 50 miles of trails for hikers and is just 3 miles away from Cedarbrook, making it a great destination for those who are serious about exercise.