South Franklinton is a mostly commercial community with a small area of apartments in the eastern section. Although the majority of your neighbors here are social services, there are construction companies and several other light-to-medium commercial businesses as well.
Being on the Scioto River, you are a ten-minute drive from the several parks that make up the Scioto Greenway. If you like to spend evenings look for great places to eat, there are plenty to try out nearby!
Summers are great with evenings in the 70s which is perfect for strolling on the various pathways running through the apartment complex. Summer days here might be a bit hot for both of you to be out walking with temperatures in the mid to upper-80s. At the other end of the spectrum, the freezing cold winter weather, along with plenty of snow and ice, can seriously put a damper on your desire to go out for walks.
The ground in and around the apartments is quite flat, with lots of sidewalks for you and Fido to make good use of. The rest of the community comes up a bit short on sidewalks, so walking on the roads will have to do. Be careful, walk against traffic, and wear light-colored or reflective clothing that will make you easier to see if you decide to venture out at night.
To the west of the apartment complex is a large copse of woods screening the Green Lawn Cemetery where you and your pooch may be able to go walking along the trails as long as you keep them on a leash and carry bags to clean up after them.
Avoid I-71 on the eastern end of the neighborhood, as it acts as a barrier to the river itself, preventing you from stepping into muddy riverbank terrain.
Directly behind the complex is a large patch of grass, but it houses a radio mast antenna and is fenced off. Beyond that is the Green Lawn Cemetery which covers a vast area and has an incredible network of pathways winding throughout. Providing you and Fido don't mind the company, you can use the paths as part of your daily walks. However, you should never let them run around off-leash.
On the south side of Greenlawn Avenue, you will find McCoy Park and the Lou Berliner Sports Park. Both of these parks offer acres of green space for the two of you to run around on, walk on and have a good time on.
Finally, if you don’t mind going over on the other side of the Scioto River, the Scioto Greenway and associated parks offer vast areas of green space for both of you to enjoy and long trails for you to hike along.