Fairmount is home to several of the city's museums and is often called the 'Art Museum Area.' Within the boundaries of this community, you can find the Franklin Institute, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Barnes Foundation, and the Rodin Museum. The area is one of Philly's most popular neighborhoods and is home to many younger people seeking plenty of green spaces to relax in and a bustling foodie scene. There is plenty of public transportation available, pet stores, and dog-friendly green spaces for your pup are within easy driving distance along with the banks of the Schuylkill River.
Philadelphia offers four seasons with winter temperatures in the 20s to 30s and up to 151 inches of snow. Summers, on the other hand, are warm with highs in the 80s and an annual rainfall of 47 inches throughout the year. With 207 days of sunshine, you should be able to walk your dog on most days.
As an older part of Philly, Fairmount offers plenty of sidewalks to walk along with your pup, many of which have trees planted along the way. There are several parks for you to explore both in the center of town and along with the massive areas of green space along the Schuylkill River.
The problem with the terrain in the central part of the community is that it's only mostly paved. However, there are plenty of areas for you and your pup to walk. Just try varying the directions you take each day!
Fairmount is also home to the Philadelphia Museum of Art where the famous run up the stairs was filmed for the 'Rocky' motion picture where Sylvester Stallone made his epic stand. There is even a statue of Rocky at the top. Both of you can get in some serious exercise running up and down the stairs on your daily walks.
There are three nice little family parks in the community where you can take your pup for a short play time. But if you really want to give them a treat, you need to head over to the banks of the Schuylkill River. There is plenty of green space running from I-676 all the way up to the Laurel Hill Cemetery. This includes the Fairmount Park Athletic Field, the Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Oval, the Rodin Museum, and more. All of these areas are surrounded by vast expanses of grass, most of which are accessible. You can start at one end and work your way up or start at the top and work your way down. It's your choice, but the more time you spend in these parks, the more ways you will find to make it more fun and exciting for both you and your pup.