Playa Del Rey is one of the more affluent neighborhoods in Los Angeles and is situated just north of the Los Angeles airport. You will find a mix of single-family homes and apartments in this neighborhood with a smattering of retail businesses along the east border. The area has had its share of famous individuals residing in it. Despite this, Playa Del Rey is a quiet neighborhood that is a bit light on businesses for your favorite fur baby, but it is only a short drive into neighboring areas to get everything you need. You will find veterinarian services and a groomer at the edges of the neighborhood. You won’t have a hard time finding snacks for yourself as most of the main roads have stores and restaurants that you can stop in for a quick bite if you get hungry. Weather is temperate all year round with an average yearly temperature of 65 degrees.
There are a quite a few altitude changes in this seaside community and it is built on sand dunes, giving it plenty of gentle hills. If you want a challenging workout, you can probably get that right outside your front door. Of course, not everyone wants to walk through a lot of hills and if you or your dog are just starting out, the beach has some walking paths that are quite level and more suitable for beginners.
Playa Del Rey is very clean and well-kept so walking can be a pleasure. If there are any complaints about dog walking in this area it is that you will not find a lot of green along the streets of this community. The concrete jungle is real in this area, so if your dog craves green to explore, you will have to go out in search of some soft grass to sink his feet into.
This is a seaside community and with miles of beach, you will find that parks and greenways are at a premium since everyone heads out to the sand. Still, most dogs love to walk the beaches almost as much as walking through grass, so you might find your dog won’t complain a bit if you take him for a long walk along the Playa Del Rey beaches. This is the largest accessible greenway in the area.
A few smaller parks do exist such as the Vista Del Mar Park to the south which has a nice patch of grassy area and Trask Triangle Park near the Waterview Trail has a nice patch of grass along with some great shady trees which are nice on a hot summer's day. To the northeast of the neighborhood, you will find the Bluff Trail which borders the wetlands that have a few greenways and places to stop for a great view.