In the heart of Westmont along S. Cass Ave. is the downtown neighborhood of this small suburb of Chicago. The sleepy quiet hometown feel of this neighborhood immediately shows itself in the small businesses of the downtown area. When you head one block to the east or west of the main road, you immediately find yourself in a residential area. It is difficult to see where downtown ends and other neighborhoods begin. The downtown area has plenty of restaurants and stores, but your pup's treats will have to wait until after your walk. It is never far away to find amenities for your pet, but you will probably need to hop in the car to reach them.
Winters in Westmont tend to be snowy and summers are warm and humid. You can expect almost 300 dry days a year, however, so get ready to lace up those walking shoes and take your favorite furry companion out and about.
Downtown Westmont's terrain is very gentle with nothing in the way of hills throughout the immediate vicinity. This makes for very easy walking and allows you to enjoy exploring the entire neighborhood at your leisure. There are only a couple of major roads in the area as most of the neighborhood is comprised of quiet side streets. You can avoid boredom on your walks by changing up the direction you go each time you head out.
The main street of downtown is fun to explore, but don’t be afraid to head out of the neighborhood and explore some of the other areas. While the main streets are completely made of artificial material and little in the way of natural landscaping, on the side streets, sidewalks are lined with grassy shoulders and plenty of trees. Your pooch will be able to spend the majority of their time walking in the grass rather than on hot concrete.
Westmont has a number of parks but only a couple of them are within walking distance of the downtown district. There is a tiny green space on the edge of downtown called the Mary Egan Park. If you are in a hurry and not feeling adventurous, it is a great place to stop on your way through.
Lebeck Park is a couple of blocks away from downtown but has a considerable amount of grass and trees and along with some picnic tables and benches. Veterans Memorial Park is south of downtown but is a bit larger and it has lighted walking paths and restrooms. You also have Diane Main Park a few more blocks to the south and, to the north, you will find Ty Warner Park. It is a bit out of the way from downtown but it has walking paths, a pond, and in the summer, a concessions stand that might make it worth the extra trip.