Buckhead is the most prestigious neighborhood in greater Atlanta, near downtown. Gracious older homes, winding residential streets, and lovely parks make for great hilly running.
Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted between 1890 and 1920 as the first “planned suburban community”. Our guide to some of the nicest streets in this classic, gorgeous residential neighborhood.
Scenic Road, which runs the length of the coast just above Carmel Beach, is a nicely paved route for running with gorgeous views of the ocean and the high-end homes lining the water.
A tour of Boston's lovely South End, which is easily accessible from Back Bay or downtown hotels. Brownstone lined streets, pleasant, historic squares and parks, and main streets lined with restaurants and boutiques.
The most well-known running loop in Charlotte, featuring the idyllic Myers Park neighborhood with its tall oaks, and lovely homes, and hilly roads. Nice Add-On: Freedom Park trails
This run features the tree-lined streets of Chicago’s Highland Park neighborhoods, which takes runners on a 13.1-mile tour of some of the areas made famous in the movies made by director John Hughes in the 1980s.
Even though many multi use paths abut residential areas, some Chicago suburb neighborhoods are worth a run of their own. Visitors can explore the gorgeous homes, pristine sidewalks, and distinct character of Chicago’s top places to live.
Pleasant lakeshore and residential running in the western part of Cleveland's Metroparks system. Can do a loop around Edgewater Park, and then run west for 3.5 miles along nice residential streets to Lakewood Park.
Parallels the Katy Trail, but more park-like. Follow Turtle Creek Blvd. and Lakeside Dr., combination of paths and sidewalk. Can also meander around the beautiful streets of Highland Park, featuring gorgeous homes and older trees.
Wonderful running along the lakeshore in this affluent suburb 8 miles east of downtown. Also options for some lovely residential areas.
Named by Forbes as one one of the “most beautiful towns in America”. A worth-it place destination run, 15-minute drive from Disney. Our map has several options.
Sag Harbor is a lovely waterside village listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Self design your own tour using Main St. and the quaint, leafy side streets. Our 6-mile Sag Harbor-North Haven loop, incorporating two bridges and great water views.
A combination residential community and resort area 20 miles of Hilton Head. Some 20 miles of gorgeous trails open to the public. Highly recommended is the River Rd. Trail, with woods, live oaks, views to the May River, and freshwater lagoons.
Lovely streets and older homes. Combine this with Glenwood Cemetery, which is beautiful, shaded, has many paths, or add to run in the adjacent Buffalo Bayou.
A nearly perfect 1 mile loop with intervals marked off with white lines on the road every 200 meters makes Forest Circle a go to for runners.
Modeled after one of the premier architectural features of Seville, the Plaza is both an artistic and architectural delight.
A hilly run on and off Off North Beechwood Dr. where you’ll see some spectacular homes. Use that road as an anchor and meander to the other residential streets in the area. Can add 2.5 miles to the Griffith Park Observatory.
Tony Edgartown is the historic and commercial center of Martha's Vineyard. Develop your own route incorporating Lighthouse Beach, whaling captains' homes along Water St. and the leafy side streets with quaint homes, shops, & inns.
Great neighborhood for running east of downtown. Includes 1.7 mile V&E Greenline along former railroad track, and a tour of the Vollintine Hills Historic District. Pleasant residential streets for running as well.
One of the nicest neighborhoods in Miami. Very lush and green. A pleasant run in Coconut Grove incorporates some of the residential streets, with beautiful vegetation, grand old homes, and some waterfront sections.
Summit Avenue stretches from the Mississippi River in the west towards St. Paul downtown. The tree-lined street and path passes the most prestigious homes in the city. Nice option to add on a jaunt to the State Capitol.
Worth a quick drive or train ride to enjoy a leafy run in South Orange's parks, the Montrose Historic District, and the campus of Seton Hall University. Cameron Park near S. Orange center and lovely paths in Monte Irvin Orange Park.
Home to the St. Charles streetcar line, trolley Cars run down the middle of this shady avenue, and past some of New Orleans oldest, most elegant homes.
Further afield is Newport, RI. This 8.9 mile loop follows Newport’s beautiful Ocean Avenue. Ranked as one of the most popular “drives” in the country!
Some of the most historic and scenic streets in Oklahoma City can be found in the Heritage Hills and Mesta Park neighborhoods, which boast large trees, beautiful mansions, and a grid-like street system perfect for a DIY run.
A 5-mile 'runseeing' tour of some of Palm Beach's iconic spots: tony Worth Ave., palm-lined residential streets, estates along Ocean Blvd, the famous Breakers Hotel, Lake Trail, Flagler Museum, Giant Kapok Tree, & more
Create your own route on the side streets of these adjacent residential neighborhoods. Quieter, tree-lined streets with nice older homes and small commercial areas.
Cape Elizabeth is Portland’s most affluent suburb, with lovely waterfront sections and pretty residential streets. This is the route of the 10k Beach to Beacon road race. Options to vary from this.
This 700 foot climb starts at the Lower Macleay Trail and the Kings Heights neighborhood, and follows that into the Wildwood Trail and up to the Mansion, which has been used in a number of motion pictures, and in The Amazing Race.
The section of Central Rochester N-S between University Ave. and I-490, and E-W from Culver to Alexander, is lovely for running. Canopied, with wide sidewalks, cultural sites, shops & restaurants, and pleasant residential side streets.
Davis, CA is a well-known suburb of Sacramento and a great college town. A great network of neighborhood greenways has made the area popular for running, walking, and biking.
This is a popular place for hill runs and sunset views. It’s about 1 mile to the summit of Twin Peaks, using Twin Peaks Blvd.
A 'runseeing' tour of Savannah's historic district. Run through its famous 22 squares, Forsyth Park, and take a jaunt down to the waterfront.
Palo Alto is the ‘center’ of Silicon Valley. A great run is to do a random tour of Palo Alto’s toniest residential streets, which feature gorgeous older homes, beautiful lawns, and lovely shade trees. Use University Ave. as the 'anchor'.
This run along the wide sidewalks of Massachusetts Ave. takes you by 150+ embassies, the Naval Observatory home of the Vice President), and ending at the National Cathedral.