Residents with dogs do not have to invest in heavy outerwear to enjoy walking during cooler months as winters are mild while spring and fall are warm. The temperature is usually well above the freezing mark, although occasional rain may necessitate having some rain gear available. Extreme heat in summer months can pose a threat to pedestrians and their pets. Avoid the hottest parts of the day, seek shade, and stay hydrated. Dog walkers should also be aware of daily forecasts to avoid severe thunderstorms with high winds and flash floods.
There are public transport train tracks running through the neighborhood and, when crossing busy roads with above ground rails, pedestrians need to watch for cars and trains. Multiple bicycle routes are also present in the region and pedestrians should not forget two-wheeled traffic when crossing the street with their pets.
About 60% of this central urban neighborhood is made up of single-family homes. Many were built during the early 20th century and there are sections of the neighborhood that are on the National Register of Historic Places. There are some low rise apartment complexes and commercial activities also located in the neighborhood. Residential lots tend to be narrow, but are well landscaped with lawns and large shade trees.
The terrain in East Cesar Chavez is flat and there are sidewalks present throughout the district, so it is easy to walk about the neighborhood without having to share roads with traffic or climb steep hills.
The Comal Pocket Park and Pan American Neighborhood Park are situated on the community's east border and are also within walking distance for residents, providing urban green spaces with trees and paved pedestrian paths.
A little further to the east is the larger Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metro Park. This park has lots of natural and recreation space with unique activities like BMX and disc golf. There are also plenty of trails for dog walkers to experience with their pets.