One of the most attractive neighborhoods in the city is Burns Park, which includes the University of Michigan campus and areas to the south. We’ve mapped a 4.2 mile sample loop, incorporating some of the nicest streets, buildings, and homes.
Atlanta's eastside features some wonderful residential neighborhoods for running, featuring tree-lined streets, good sidewalks, and older, historic homes. Explore the Historic Fourth Ward, Druid Hills, and Virgina-Highland.
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.
The East End, bound by Warm Springs Ave., is a Historic District and very pleasant for running, with tree-lined streets and gracious Victorian homes. DIY route, or our 5.3 mile run incorporates the best area streets and a jaunt around the Capitol.
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 paved 2.25 mile route circles one of the most prestigious residential areas in Charlottesville. Can be combined with the Sugar Hollow route or the Rivanna Trail for more mileage.
This run features the wonderful for running streets of Chicago’s North Shore neighborhoods, including a tour of Highland Park following the North Shore Classic Half Marathon course. Glencoe and Winnetka are also great for running.
Some gorgeous residential neighborhoods for running, including Oak Park, Fort Sheridian, Clarendon Hills, Buffalo Grove, and the Olmsted-designed Riverside
The most attractive residential neighborhood for running in Cleveland, graced by tree-lined streets and stately older homes. Use Shaker Blvd. as an anchor, and many miles of gorgeous roads. Add-on with University Circle route.
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.
Many of Denver's best residential neighborhoods for running are just east of downtown, adjacent to City Park, Washington Park, and Cheesman Park: Capitol Hill, Curtis Park, Country Blub, Baker, Belcaro. Highland area west of I-25 also great.
A delightful run around several historic neighborhoods north of downtown: Fisher Park, Latham Park, & Old Irving Park. Tree-lined streets, sidewalks, and gracious older homes.
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.
Some of the best running in Kansas City is in the Plaza area. This route starts at Mill Creek Park, then along the Brush Creek Waterway to reach Jacob L. Loose Park. See several other route options as well
A 6.8 mile tour of Lexington's highlights: Clay estate, beautiful residential neighborhoods, Woodland Park, the University of Kentucky Campus, historic South Hill, and downtown. Good options to vary and add on.
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.
A hilly route through one of Madison’s nicest neighborhoods, this 3 mile run along the banks of Lake Mendota is a beautiful tour of the local waterfront properties.
For some attractive residential neighborhood running in Milwaukee, we recommend Whitefish Bay and Fox Point, just north of downtown and east of the Greenway. Classic older neighborhoods, with tree-shaded streets and attractive homes.
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.
An older, upscale residential neighborhood just west of Miami. Lovely parks and gorgeous, tree-lined streets with historic homes well set back from the road. Take our 8-mile tour and/or create your own route in the residential area.
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.
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.
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
See Old Philadelphia's important visitor sights and museums and run the area's historic streets on this 5k 'runseeing' tour. Includes the historic Society Hill neighborhood. For a longer run, add the Delaware River paths.
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.
Enjoy a route around some of Princeton's prettiest streets. We've mapped two easy-to-follow routes around attractive, longer streets lined with majestic trees and stately homes.
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.
The best San Antonio residential neighborhoods are the adjacent Alamo Heights, Terrell Hills, and Olmos Park, just north of downtown. King William and Mahncke Park are fun and central. Stone Oak, north of the city, is also good for running.
Our favorite residential neighborhood for running in San Francisco is Pacific Heights. Lovely streets and attractive homes just east of the Presidio. We also love running in the Nob Hill, Sea Cliff and Noe Valley neighborhoods.
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 great way to explore Saratoga Springs. Includes gracious Congress Park, mansions along Broadway Ave., and the bucolic campus of Skidmore College. Add on by exploring the pleasant residential streets off Broadway or trails around Skidmore.
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'.
A classic route through the bucolic Olmsted-designed 'Wash U' campus and the attractive Clayton neighborhood. Includes the historic Shaw Park. We've created a 7 mile loop, but a DIY run in this area is also a great option.
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.