Mid-City is an excellent community for those in the market for large older homes. It once had a reputation for being one of the more disadvantaged areas of Los Angeles. In recent years, the neighborhood has been undergoing a rebirth as a number of retail businesses and fitness centers have moved into the area. Living here puts you within a 10-minute drive of several of the best parks in the city. Mid-City is a dog-lover's paradise with multiple pet supply stores in and around the community and dog parks within driving distance. For the foodies, there are a number of restaurants scattered throughout the area.
Los Angeles offers a spectacular climate year round with summer temperatures in the 80s and winter lows in the upper 40s. Precipitation is minimal here with only 15 inches of rain annually. To make it even better, it never snows here! You can expect approximately 283 days of sunshine.
Mid-City is a densely populated urban area of L.A. filled with block after block of large older homes nestled in between rolling foothills and only a short drive from Dodgers Stadium. The bulk of the terrain you are likely to find here is flat and urban. This type of ground can make going for walks a little on the boring side. But it really doesn't matter where you live. Your daily walks with Fido are only going to be as exciting as you make them.
If you think going around the same block day after day in the same direction is going to keep things interesting for your dog, you couldn’t be more wrong. Keep in mind that your pooch "sees" with their nose far more than they do with their eyes. Take different directions, choose different blocks, check out some of the local parks, and anything else to keep your walks fresh and exciting for both of you.
Like most urban areas of inner L.A., you won't find much in the way of greenways in Mid-City beyond a few small parks and school playing fields. If you really want to take Fido somewhere where they have room to play, you can go south where you will find the Boneyard Dog Park. The park offers a dirt fenced-in area that is split into two sections: one for larger breeds and one for smaller breeds. The park also offers water fountains and shady benches for owners to relax on while their dogs run around off-leash.
To the north, you will find the Beverly Hills Dog Park and the Laurel Canyon Dog Park, both of which offer fenced-in areas for you to let Fido run around and burn off those extra pounds. Alternatively, Laurel Canyon is in Hollywood Hills just past the Mulholland Scenic Overlook and offers a spectacular view.