Riverview is situated on the north side of Columbus, Ohio. The Olentangy River Road running along the east side of the neighborhood is lined with shops, services, restaurants, and hotels which are within easy walking distance. There are also some large medical facilities on the south side of the district.
Dog walkers in Riverview need to be prepared to deal with some inclement weather on daily walks with their pup. Winters are cold with occasional winter storms and blizzards. Avoid venturing out when severe winter storms are occurring and be cautious of icy conditions. Have a warm winter coat available for taking your dog out during winter months and good warm footwear with traction to prevent slips and falls. Summers are warm and usually not too hot to be uncomfortable for travel, however, severe thunderstorms that occur during summer months should also be avoided by pedestrians as they pose a hazard.
Riverview is bordered by the Olentangy River on its east side, W N Broadway on the north side, the Olentangy freeway and train tracks on the west side, and Ackerman Road on the south side. The freeway and train tracks on the west can only be crossed safely at designated pedestrian crosswalks and are not a pedestrian-friendly area.
The Union Cemetery occupies the northern section of the community and provides manicured green space. There are apartment complexes just south of the cemetery and multi-family housing developments centrally located in the neighborhood. Single-family dwellings on the southern section of Riverview are mostly bungalows on well-landscaped properties with lots of trees and lawns.
Most of the area has separate pedestrian sidewalks for you and your pet to use to safely walk through the neighborhood and Riverview is situated on flat level ground. Pedestrians and pets do not need to climb steep hills to get around the region.
Clinton-Como is a great park to visit with your canine companion and has access to the Olentangy Trail. This trail is over 17 miles long and runs along the river connecting several greenways, recreation areas, and communities. The trail is paved and used by cyclists in summer and cross-country skiers in winter, so keep your dog leashed, stay off ski tracks, and avoid other fast moving users on the trail. Be ready to clean up after your pet to be respectful other trail-goers.