Lake View Terrace can be found in the northeast of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley area. It is surrounded by green areas and is bordered by the Verdugo Mountains to the northeast. Along its southeastern border, you have Wentworth Street which separates it from Shadow Hills and Stonehurst. The Hansen Dam and Flood Defense System sits on its western side with Osborne Street providing the dividing line between Pacoima and Lake View Terrace itself.
For such a small residential area, Lake View Terrace provides a great range of amenities for your pooch. On Esko Avenue in the northeast, you have Sylmar Pet Groom for Less. There are also mobile grooming services which run in the Lake View area. Alternatively, on Brainard Avenue, you have yet another groomer to try out. To the south, you have Shadow Hills Pet Clinic on Sheldon Street, which will provide you with all your veterinary needs.
Lake View Terrace is often described as semi-rural. A lot of the houses in the area are home to equestrian centers and ranches with a lot of the businesses created for the horse owning community. The western side is relatively urban with a large number of residences and a school. To the east, the area has a more country-side feel with a large proportion of the land providing for agriculture.
The area has a mixed topography, becoming more and more hilly as you venture closer to the Verdugo and San Gabriel Mountains. In fact, the area on Fenton Avenue is often described as ‘scenic’ because of the beautiful views over the mountainous hills. What this means for your walks is that, compared to some of the more central neighborhoods of Los Angeles, you’ll have a more relaxed and laid-back feel. Every stroll will feel more natural than the inner city, and you’re never too far from the wilderness.
As a center for equestrian activities, Lake View Terrace is ideal for those who love to get outdoors. It has two recreation areas and three parks along with a number of lakes and a lot of hills. Hansden Dam is surrounded by a green area that provides a number of trails and open spaces that are perfect for letting your pooch roam free. There is a range of amenities that will make your adventures a little more interesting including an outdoor barbecue area, picnic spots, and tennis courts.
There are two golf courses in Lake View Terrace, so please be aware that while walking trails may run through these, dogs should not be let off-leash in these areas. Cassara Canyon is set to the northeast and Kagel Canyon is just to the north. These areas have a few winding roads running through them. Marek Canyon and the Angeles National Forest sit between the two previously mentioned areas, providing you with plenty of options for exploration.