Central Hilltop is a residential community sitting on the west side of I-70 and to the south of US-40. Most of the homes here are single-family houses densely packed in grid style streets.
Like many areas of Columbus, the businesses run around the outer edge of the community. You should have no problem finding a restaurant to dine in as there are plenty within a ten to fifteen-minute drive serving a range of fast foods and international cuisine. There are several dog-friendly parks in the community as well. When the time comes to buy your pooch more food or some favorite treats, there are several pet supply stores within a short drive of your home.
What's the weather like here? That depends on the season! In the summer, it's in the mid-80s with plenty of sunshine. In the winter, it can be bitter cold with plenty of snow and ice, especially if a "nor'easter" comes blowing in.
The land in Central Hilltop is very flat and urban. As you walk around the neighborhood, you might find yourself getting lost as the many blocks look so similar to each other. Most of your walking with your pup will be done on paved surfaces. With this in mind, you need to make sure you have a comfortable pair of walking shoes.
Central Hilltop's roads criss-cross at many intersections, providing plenty of opportunities for your stroll. However, to the north, W Broad Street may present some issues with walking as it is a faster moving street. Traffic can be a bit heavy in this area, especially during rush hour, so stick to the southern end of the neighborhood which is primarily quieter residential roads.
Most of the retail businesses line the southern end of this neighborhood, so if you're set on running an errands or two, feel free to hover around Sullivant Avenue with your pooch at your side.
In Central Hilltop, there is a selection of small neighborhood parks scattered about where you and your pooch might find enough grass to enjoy.
Along with the smaller parks is Glenwood Park on the eastern end of town. Part of the Glenwood Community Recreation Center, this park has vast areas of grass to play on and take Fido for walks on. Be sure you keep them on a leash in this park or any of the other parks in the community. Not only is this required by law, but it is also for their safety as well. You must also carry bags with you as most parks do not provide them, but they do provide for a hefty fine if you get caught not cleaning up. On top of this, it's just good manners to clean up after your dog so others can enjoy clean parks to play in.