Torresdale is separated by I-95 into Torresdale and East Torresdale. Those who live west of the interstate tend to live in single-family homes in carefully developed neighborhoods. Those on the east side tend more towards apartment living. Like much of Philly, the area dates back into the 19th century. Today, is it a family-friendly community surrounded by golf courses with the Delaware River to the east. Commute time to the city is 10 minutes and, if you really want to get out into the suburbs where the jobs are, the commute is only a half hour or so. Pet stores are within driving distance as are dog-friendly parks.
The weather here ranges from below freezing for weeks at a time in the winter to hot and sunny with temperatures in the 80s during the summer months. There are plenty of places to walk with your pup, including sidewalks on most of the streets, making it safe for both of you.
Welcome to suburban Philadelphia! The streets here have been carefully laid out to make maximum use of space and to wrap around the two golf courses. There is very little in the way of challenging terrain here for you and your pup. Most of the area is flat but there are a few areas with slight deviations.
The best way to make use of this type of ground when you want to keep your walks interesting is to try going around different blocks or changing the directions in which you walk. Most of the streets are well-kept and have wide sidewalks for you to walk on. If your dog is not accustomed to walking on paved surfaces yet, you will have to take it slow. The idea is to give the pads on your pup's paws time to toughen up to the point where they won't end up being scratched and scraped.
Beyond the two golf courses the community is built around, Torresdale has a nice big park right next to the interstate. Fluehr Park covers 62 acres and offers two baseball and sports fields along with a walking trail for the two of you to enjoy. The park is so big that most people find it hard to say they have walked all of it. It is a fantastic place to take your dog where they can run around for fun and exercise.
For a great hike, there is Pennypack Park that straddles the Pennypack Creek running for nine miles along its banks. All told, there are 1,600 acres of grass and woodland for the two of you to explore. The park covers rolling hills with both paved and unpaved trails to hike along that pass historic buildings and a working farm. You can't find anywhere better to go hiking with your pup on a sunny day in Northeast Philly.