There are some who would tell you that Tally's Corner is one of the mythical neighborhoods in Chicago, but if you ask those who live here, they might tell you something completely different. Within the community, there are several restaurants, coffee shops, and bars to check out. There are also dog parks and pet stores within driving distance. The majority of homes here are single-family homes along with a number of beautiful parks and playgrounds scattered throughout the community for you to check out. All of the homes sit on quarter-acre lots and have sidewalks with grass berms for you and your pup to go walking on.
Living in Chicago means dealing with the winters which can be brutal when the lake effect winds and snows are blowing. There can be weeks when the temperature never comes close to rising above the freezing mark and you could be buried under tons of snow, so be prepared.
Tally's Corner is a relatively new planned community that offers perfectly level roads lined with sidewalks. Taking your pup for walks here can be a bit on the dull side unless you have a good imagination. Keep in mind that you don't have to stay within the bounds of the community when going for walks. But, if you intend to wander out of the neighborhood, make sure you pay attention to the traffic on the main roads as it can be heavy at times.
One thing you should be aware of is that during the summer months when the outside temperatures are in the 80s, the concrete sidewalks can be as hot as 135°F or more. When you only need 120°F to fry an egg, imagine what temperatures this high can do to the pads under your pup's paws. Take your summer walks early in the morning before the sun has a chance to heat the pavement up.
Despite the fact that Tally's Corner is a carefully designed and developed community, it seems as though the developers were relying on the parks in other communities for their green spaces. There is a large sports complex at the northern end of the community, but it is not really the best place to visit with a pet. If you do, be sure you keep them on a leash clean up after them.
Up on 91st St. next to the Evergreen Market Place is the 50-Acre Park. This park offers you the chance to spend the day at the "beach," a disc-golf course, and plenty of grass to run around on. Best of all, there is a fenced-in dog park for off-leash fun. The park has a walking trail around the fence line and is separated into areas for large and small dogs. It's a great spot for your pooch to run around with the other dogs!