Sheffield Neighbors is located within the Lincoln Park neighborhood in the northeast part of Chicago. This neighborhood is bordered by West Fullerton Avenue on the north and North Clybourn Avenue along the North Branch of the Chicago River. This is a primarily residential neighborhood with several restaurants and businesses clustered along West Webster Avenue and North Clybourn Avenue. Several restaurants, like the Cornerstone Cafe, offer outdoor seating so you can dine with your dog.
The Lincoln Park Dog and Cat Clinic is several blocks north and is a good place to go if you have a health issue with your dog. Across the river, the Doggy Paddle Aquatic Center for dogs can introduce your pup to swimming in a safe way as well as providing the therapeutic advantages of swimming. The Wiggly Field Dog-Friendly Area is only a couple blocks north and is a perfect place to let your dog play off-leash with their friends.
The homes in Sheffield Neighbors are beautiful two or three story brick or stone homes that are spaced very close together and have tiny fenced front yards that are beautifully manicured. The nearness of the fences to the sidewalk means that you will walk your dog on a relatively close leash throughout most of this neighborhood.
To get a change and walk your dog on a looser leash, you can cross the bridge at West Webster Avenue and explore the Webster Wildlife Site: a beautiful forested area that stretches for a couple of miles along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Just across the eastern border, you can find Oz Park with its lovely trails through tree cover around a ball field.
For as much natural exploration and as much terrain diversity as you could want, take a bike or car or prepare for a long walk to the natural area around the South Lagoon and North Avenue beach.
As much natural green space as you and your dog can handle is east towards the coast. Lovely walking trails wind around the Lincoln Park Zoo and along the coast of Lake Michigan. The South Lagoon is a nice place to walk around and let your dog get some exposure to calm water and the South Pond is a perfect place to take a nature walk along the boardwalk.
If you have a canoe or kayak, this is a great place to enjoy these activities. A little island in the middle is a perfect place to let your pup run off-leash if there is nobody else present, as no bridges connect it to the rest of the park. While your dog cannot enter the zoo, walking around the perimeter is a great way to expose them to unique sounds and smells. You can even explore around the marina and walk out on the little docks.