Belmont Central is the westernmost half of the Belmont Craig area. It consists mainly of single-family and attached homes. The majority of those who choose to live here are middle-class professionals who don't want to live close to the heart of the city. It is a relatively quiet neighborhood that is continuing to reinvent itself while at the same time maintaining its heritage as there is a significant number of historic homes in the area, many of which have been in the family for several generations.
There are several dog-friendly parks within the community along with a selection of pet stores and groomers for you to choose from. If this is your first time living in Chicago, you are going to love spring and fall as the weather is superb. Summers, however, tend to be sweltering. Winters are quite the opposite. You can expect bitter cold, lake-effect, sub-zero wind chills, and plenty of snow.
Unless you build your own hills, Belmont Central is as flat as the rest of the city but is the perfect place for someone who is just getting started with going for walks with their pup. The sidewalks are well-kept so they have grass patches between them and the street as well as lots of lovely, shady trees to help keep you cooled down on hot summer walks.
Both Riis Park and Hanson Park have walking trails for you to enjoy exploring. You can also spend your time changing your walking routes every day. It's easy enough to do if you go left today and right tomorrow. The more you vary your walks, the more you and your pup will enjoy getting out. You can take short strolls on some days and longer ones on others. If you want a change of pace, you aren't that far from the beaches and parks of Lake Michigan.
Those who call Belmont Central home are very lucky as they have two large parks to enjoy. Riis Park covers approximately 56 acres, has a field house, a gym, and most importantly, plenty of trails for you and your pup to enjoy walking on. It also offers vast areas of grass for the two of you to romp around. Remember, most parks in Chicago are dog-friendly, but you must keep your dog on a leash and clean up after them.
At the other side of town is Hanson Park, acting as part of the Hanson Stadium complex. Once again, there are acres of grass for you and your pup to run around. On quiet evenings, the park can be an excellent place to work on training your pup new tricks and skills. But, like all other parks in the city, you must keep your pup on his leash at all times.