Windsor Hills is part of the larger unincorporated community known as View Park-Windsor Hills that is located in Western Los Angeles area. View Park is in the north section of the community while Windsor Hills is located in the southern section. This neighborhood is primarily residential, however, there is a business corridor along Slauson Avenue which borders Windsor Hills to the south. Slauson Avenue businesses include restaurants, fast food outlets, cafes, retail shops, convenience stores, and other services that Windsor Hill residents can walk to. Residents with pets can enjoy daily walks with their dogs all year because the weather in Windsor Hills is warm with a summer Mediterranean climate. Rain is infrequent and temperatures stay warm and pleasant for walking in winter. Although summers can be hot, breezes from the ocean moderate extreme heat somewhat. No need to take a jacket or umbrella on walks in this neighborhood!
The terrain in Windsor Hills has many elevation changes and there are curving roads that follow that natural hills and inclines. Residences with large landscaped yards, pools, lawns, and trees can be found throughout the region. Residents walking with their dog will experience some steep hikes in some areas to negotiate elevation changes. Make sure you are comfortable with climbing back up before you venture down a steep incline.
Windsor Hills is located north of Slauson Avenue and south of View Park which is part of the same community. Homes in Windsor Hills are considered to be upper-middle class with some mansions and reflect Spanish colonial architecture. The residential areas are quiet with mostly local traffic and the only commercial area is at the bottom of the hill to the south along Slauson Avenue. Although traffic is light in the area, curving hilly roads can restrict driver visibility. Stay on sidewalks with your dog leashed and be careful crossing roadways.
Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area is situated just northwest of Windsor Hills. This large park contains 350 acres of natural space and trails with fantastic lookout spots on elevated terrain. Terrain can be steep, but this park, which has been referred to as Los Angeles's Central Park, is well worth the effort. The park is connected to Reuben Ingold Park by the Stocker Trail Corridor.
Rueben Ingold Park is another natural area with trailheads and the Park to Playa Trail forms a greenway loop for you and your dog to explore. These natural areas have plenty of local flora and fauna so keep your dog leashed to avoid having your pup take off after local critters.
Other developed parks in the Windsor Hills area have sports facilities, playgrounds, picnic sites, and walking trails, and include Edward Jr. Vincent Park, Rogers Park, North Park, 11th Avenue Park, Jim Gilliam Park, Monteith Park, and Ladera Park.