Little Forest Hills is a residential neighborhood located in eastern Dallas near White Rock Lake. Little Forest Hills is an older neighborhood which has experienced gentrification and is known for its local artists and artisans. There are plenty of unique shops and services with antique shops and local boutiques as well as restaurants and cafes catering to the needs of locals. A local pet grooming salon provides services to pet owners in the area.
Dog walkers in Dallas experience warm weather most of the year with little need to layer up or put on warm outerwear. Some cool periods occur in winter and freezing rain is possible which makes walking surfaces slippery and requires footwear with good traction for daily walks with your pup. Summer can be very hot and dry and pet owners need to ensure that they and their pets do not overexert themselves or become dehydrated in extreme heat conditions.
Little Forest Hills is bordered by Lakeland Drive on the southwest and Old Gate Lane on the northeast. When walking with your dog, you should avoid the train tracks and cross only at designated pedestrian crossing points.
There are some gentle hills, mostly on the southeast side, but they aren't steep and do not impede pets and pedestrians. The southeast section of the neighborhood also has narrower roads and lacks sidewalks, so dog walkers should keep an eye out for traffic. Traffic in the area is light and local, however, so usually does not present a significant hazard to on-foot travelers.
The homes in the area are moderate in size and older and the architecture has been maintained in the region despite gentrification. The preservation of original structures adds character to the community. The neighborhood is heavily landscaped with lawns and trees which line roads and keep the district cool in the summer.
White Rock Lake Park, associated with the greenway, has amenities such as an arboretum, a picnic area, concessions, boat rentals, and ramps. A dog park located here provides a designated off-leash area. Dogs must be spayed or neutered and vaccinated and there is a limit of three dogs per handler in the park which is closed on Mondays for maintenance. There is fencing, however, it is ornamental and not designed to contain dogs which should have good socialization and off-leash recall.