Dog walkers may need to adjust their schedules on hot summer days to take their pup out earlier or later in the day to avoid extreme temperatures. If you overexert yourself or become dehydrated in the heat, illness can result, so choosing cooler times of the day for longer hikes is important. Winters are relatively mild and you won't need to bundle up to take your dog out during cooler months. Some fog, rain, and overcast weather can occur during winter and spring months but is usually short-lived and does not impact dog walkers significantly.
The residential and commercial streets in Grant Hill are thoroughfares that have traffic, but are more amenable to pedestrians and pets with separate sidewalks, so you don't have to share roads with vehicles. The terrain in the area is very hilly and you and your pup will find yourselves trekking up and down some steep grades to get around the neighborhood. The elevation changes can be problematic if you or your pet have mobility issues.
Homes in the area are mostly single-family dwellings on well landscaped properties. Large palm trees, flowering plants, and a variety of attractive landscaping grace the region.
The Grant Hill Neighborhood Park is centrally located and is easily accessible to Grant Hill residents and their furry friends on foot. This is a very attractive greenway situated on a hill with excellent views of the surrounding areas. The park has green, well-maintained lawns and gardens, large shade trees, and paved paths for you and your pup to stroll around. There is also a basketball court, picnic tables, and a play structure in the park.
A short walk to the south, dog walkers can visit Memorial Park with their canine companions. This neighborhood park has recreational facilities and athletic fields, a skatepark, and play structures. There are open areas and trees, with a paved path to walk with your dog.
Two local schoolyards provide additional greenways, however, access to the public and dog walkers is restricted to hours when not in use by students or athletic teams.