Norwood Park East is a small neighborhood in the northeast corner of the community of Norwood. Mostly residential, you will still find a number of small businesses such as eateries and grocery stores within its boundaries. The other thing you will find in this neighborhood is plenty of ways to pamper your favorite pooch, with an ample supply of grooming and pet stores available. Of course, if you need a veterinarian, they are close at hand as well, making this neighborhood a great place to own a pet. Access to walking trails also makes this neighborhood a dog owner's paradise. Chicago weather is a very mixed bag, as you can expect lots of heat in the summer and frigid cold snow in the winter. You can usually walk provided you take some precautions such as walking early mornings on the hottest days, and bundling up both you and your dog in the winter.
You won’t find much in the way of hills in Chicago which is known for just how flat it is. That can be a good thing if you are just starting out with walking a pet or if either you or your pet have any age-related health issues. But if you want more of a challenge, you may want to plan to take an extended walk and pick up the pace. If your dog is up for it, there is some very nice places to take your pet for a jog. In the neighborhood proper, you can expect all sidewalks and concrete to have a bit of greenery and some areas may have some grass for Max to sniff. If you want a bit more than that, you are fortunate, because there is a large greenway just to the east of the neighborhood where your dog can roll and explore to his heart's content.
Norwood Park East only has three small parks which, if you live close enough, can make for nice places to enjoy a bit of grass and greenery. What the neighborhood does have is access to a very large greenway bordering it just to the east. Caldwell Woods is part of a larger greenway that spans north and south for a long distance. The trails through this area are both paved and unpaved and span several miles to the north and south making it a great resource for dog owners who want a more challenging walk. The area also has picnic facilities and the north branch of the Chicago River runs through the middle of it. If you are looking for a place to let your energetic bundle of fur off-leash, there is a dog park in the central part of the Norwood community to the west where you will be able to do that as well.