Mid-Wilshire is home to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Miracle Mile, one of the hottest shopping areas in the city. It is also home to a number of smaller, more compact neighborhoods, including Little Ethiopia, Oxford Square, Park Mile, Park La Brea, Sycamore Square, and Wilshire Vista. The entire area is densely packed with single and multi-family homes. Many of these neighborhoods can trace their history back to the 1920s and, over the years, they have simply grown together into one large melting-pot. There are plenty of places to eat scattered throughout the community and mostly along Wilshire Blvd.
Along with this, there are plenty of dog parks within driving distance and an incredible selection of pet supply stores to choose from. Summer temperatures are divine with temperatures hovering in the mid-80s. L.A. gets an average of 17 inches of rain each year and it never snows.
The terrain in Mid-Wilshire is gently rolling hills like most of this area of Los Angeles. The area is typical of central suburban Los Angeles. The homes here are larger, with decent sized yards, perfect for raising a family. The vast majority of streets are lined with sidewalks. The gently rolling hills give you a little bit of a challenge during your strolls.
The hardest part of walking in an area that is mostly paved surfaces is how hard they can be on your pup's paws. Walking on concrete could be the equivalent of you having to walk barefoot for miles on rough sandpaper. If you could build up to it by walking a little more each day, your feet would build a layer of thick callus. The same applies to your dog's paws. Take short walks at first and slowly build up to the point at which the two of you can go anywhere.
If you want to find anything in the way of green space, you can expect to drive out of the neighborhood. You can go north to Hollywood Hills where there are several parks and countless miles of trails for you to explore. There are numerous scenic overlooks to stop at and take photographs from or to simply take a break at during your hikes.
To the south is the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, one of the largest parks in urban Los Angeles. The park covers over 400 acres of coastal sage scrub habitat and includes a fishing lake, several tot lots, a lotus pond, and more than five miles of trails for you and Fido to test your hiking skills on. There are at least one hundred picnic tables and dozens of barbecue pits both large and small to make sure your day in the park is fun for everyone.