During Chicago's hot, humid summers, the shady streets make walking bearable, and are brilliantly coloured in fall. Winter will require some warm outerwear, as temperatures plummet below freezing. There are some commercial businesses along main thoroughfares such as the east area of 103rd Street and along Vincennes Avenue. Locals can access some local services on foot and enjoy the beautiful park-like community.
A large interstate along the eastern border of the community can be noisy and prohibits foot travel in that direction. The area is flat and most streets are straight and follow a grid pattern so the neighborhood is easy to navigate. You and your dog will love the shady tree-lined streets, grassy verges, and close-knit community that is perfect for strolling around during a hot, humid Chicago summer. Trees and vegetation may also provide some protection from cold winter winds, so you're in a good place for daily strolls.
There are several greenways located in East Beverly. Grace Park is a 4.75-acre recreation and outdoor education spot. This park runs several programs with an auditorium, science lab, and other facilities available for community members. There is a green space with lawns and trees, athletic fields, a water park, and tennis courts, as well as paved walking trails for pedestrians with pets to enjoy. Barnard Park also provides recreational facilities, a playground, and open areas for sports or kicking back with your dog in the grass.
Hurley Park has the best of both worlds with developed areas featuring lawns and cultivated trees along with a soft surfaced ground and traditional playground and climbing equipment as well as a small natural area with native trees and woodland habitat for local plants and animals to flourish. Be respectful when visiting area parks with your dog, keep your pet leashed, and clean up any messes to keep the area clean.