Residents with dogs who enjoy walking will rarely be hampered by inclement weather, although summer temperatures can become excessively hot at the height of the day and you may want to avoid travel at this time. Crestview has an active community association that works to increase effective communication within the neighborhood and other governing bodies and promotes programs that improve the district. Community activities help form bonds between residents and result in an increase in community development and initiatives that increase the neighborhood's walkability.
Surrounding neighborhoods include Beverlywood, Palms, Culver City, Mid City and Pico-Robertson. La Cienega Boulevard and Robertson Boulevard contain commercial areas with heavier traffic accessing businesses along these roadways. Dogs should be kept leashed and close to their owners on busy streets with traffic and watch for vehicles entering and exiting side roads and parking lots.
Area residents looking for a long, natural greenway will find it to the north in the mountains which are a short drive away. There are multiple trailheads originating in the communities at the base of the hills. The terrain is steep and rough and requires good hiking footwear, however, views of the ocean and Los Angeles area are spectacular and well worth the effort. These natural wilderness areas are home to area wildlife such as coyotes, rabbits, snakes, birds, and lizards and even larger predators like mountain lions and bears in the backcountry. Be careful and keep your dog leashed to avoid them taking off after local critters or running afoul of a cranky rattlesnake in wilderness areas.