Dunwoody Club Estates is a 'golf club' community of larger homes situated on and around the Dunwoody Country Club and golf course. The community as a whole is clean and well-kept but the one thing that seems to be missing from this neighborhood is sidewalks for you and your pup to walk on. But, as long as you wear light-colored or reflective clothing and pay attention to what is going on around you, going for walks shouldn't pose too much of a problem.
The Chattahoochee River runs along the northern boundary of the community along with the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Island Ford Unit. There are several dog parks and pet supply stores within driving distance along with a number of great restaurants and pubs to visit. Summers here are in the high 80s with winters in the low 30s. Atlanta averages 217 days of sunshine and gets around an inch of snow in any given year.
Going for walks with your dog in Dunwoody Estates can be a pleasant experience as the area is mostly flat. As a carefully planned community, you and your pup can make each walk as gentle or as challenging as you like. The big thing is to watch out for traffic due to the lack of sidewalks. The streets are wide enough for two cars to pass but with little room to spare. One of the best ways to make the best use of terrain like this is to start out with short walks around a couple of blocks and then work your way up the point at which walking to the various parks and greenways is not as challenging as the fun you can have once you arrive.
During the summer months, you may want to plan your walks for the early morning hours before the sun comes up and starts turning the pavement into a frying pan.
Dunwoody Estates has a creek running through it with plenty of shade trees for you and your pooch to explore. There are also several small lakes, but they all have homes backed up against them which might curtail your chances of doing much with your pup around them.
A few short miles to the north is the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Island Ford Unit. The park features a 4.5-mile trail for the two of you to hike along as it takes you up and over small hills, by a creek, through beautiful woods, and along the Chattahoochee River. During the summer months with the trees covered in leaves, it can be hard to see the river, but once fall has come and the leaves drop, the view of the river is nothing short of spectacular. It's a great place to take your pup and go for a walk and only a short drive north of the community.