Panorama City is located about halfway between downtown Los Angeles and Santa Clarita in the San Fernando Valley. It has both residential and commercial areas, but is largely a residential neighborhood. The residential spaces tend to be standalone, single-family houses and the area tends to have large, maintained sidewalks with large trees that provide shade on sunny days.
The commercial spaces are home to the Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Medical Center, a movie theater, access to public transportation, parks, grocery stores, public schools, and chain restaurants. There is a large chain pet store in the area, as well as the locally-owned Dig It Pet Supplies store. Panorama Pet Grooming and Lucky Dog Pet Groom are also two local groomers located in Panorama City.
The greater Los Angeles area has a mild, dry climate. Most of the city's rainfall happens during the winter months, but the summer months remain drier and more temperate. Average temperatures are also quite mild.
Like most of the greater Los Angeles area, Panorama City is on a slight incline. The southern part of the neighborhood is at a slightly higher elevation and as you move north, you will experience a slight decline. Panorama City is also largely artificial with a few greenways in the neighborhood. Most of the residential neighborhoods have maintained sidewalks, large trees for shade on sunny days, and public grassy areas lining the streets. The more commercial areas also have maintained sidewalks, but have fewer grassy places to utilize, so you may need to keep an eye out for vehicle or pedestrian traffic to share the space with.
As an oddly-shaped neighborhood, the boundaries of Panorama City include the following neighborhoods: Mission Hills and Arleta to the north, Sun Valley to the east, Valley Glen and Van Nuys to the south, and North Hills to the west. In such a large area, you have plenty of options for exploration.
Other greenways include Tobias Avenue Park, Marson Park, a community garden, and Blythe State Park. Unfortunately, there are no dog parks or runs in Panorama City, so you will have to leave this neighborhood for any off-leash time. Otherwise, the available parks may still provide some opportunities for exercise.