East Hollywood is one of the most densely populated areas in Los Angeles with more than 78,000 residents. As a mixed neighborhood, it is home to a large college, a hospital, and a large variety of restaurants and other retail businesses. You will find both single-family homes and apartments in this area. It is a great place to find your furry little companions a new toy or leash and you will not have a problem finding any of the amenities Fido needs such as veterinarians or groomers.
The weather in Los Angeles makes it a great place for daily walks as you can expect a mainly temperate climate that allows for walks all year round. The only thing that might stop you from walking is that because Los Angeles is on the coast, it does get its share of rain and storms off the Pacific Ocean. Check the forecast before you head out for the day!
You won’t find any big elevation changes in East Hollywood, but the gentle rolling hills make it the perfect place to walk your dog for all fitness levels. It's not too much for those just starting out on their daily walks, but enough to provide at least some challenge for seasoned walking warriors. Not all of East Hollywood has elevation changes, so if your dog needs some time to get used to walking, it is easy enough to find places to walk that are more at their pace.
East Hollywood is mostly an urban area and how much grass and trees you will find on your walk will really depend on what part of the neighborhood you are in. There are some areas where Fido will be hard pressed to find that lonely tree they can sniff, but in other areas there are trees and small patches of grass making for a lovely walk.
East Hollywood is a bit lacking in greenways, but the most notable of the ones in the neighborhood is Barnsdall Park which, in addition to being a place for music, theater, and visual arts, has a beautiful park where you are allowed to bring your best friend, provided he is on a leash.
Madison West Park is a small park at the south end of East Hollywood where there is a small lot and a bit of grass. You are allowed to bring your dog here too, but again, he must be on a leash.
Some of the trails in the area can be very challenging and high in altitude, so make sure to do your research before you head out. There is even a trail close to the neighborhood that will take you to the Griffith Observatory where you can look out of public telescope and take in the city views.