Roosevelt is a very unique neighborhood that combines the best of many worlds. If you are the type of person that wants to live in a more urban area with amenities close by but still want access to the outdoors, then this neighborhood has all of that and a bit more! Along the west, south, and north perimeters, you will find access to restaurants, stores, and pet supply stores. If you need a groomer or a vet, they are also similarly placed for convenience in the neighborhood.
Even the weather here in Bellingham lends itself well to the casual walker and outdoorsy types. Walking is possible all year round, but you may find that you need to dodge a few rainstorms, especially in the spring and fall. Summers and winters are usually mild, but due to the Fraser Valley, cold air and winds can come through and wreak havoc, especially when combined with heavy moisture from the Pacific Ocean.
Throughout Roosevelt, you can expect some roads that have sidewalks and others that do not. Many of the roads have a grassy shoulder that your pooch will love. There is not a lot of shade, so keep that in mind on hotter days. With a recreational area just to the south, it might be a good idea to head there if it gets too hot. It is important to remember that your pup is susceptible to the heat of pavement and the sun above.
Roosevelt Park is near the center of the neighborhood and is a good place to stop if you want a path to walk away from the streets. There is a path that runs most of the perimeter of the park in a loop and, since both sides are lined with grass, it can be a good alternative if the sidewalks are hot.
For the true adventure, a trip down to Whatcom Falls Park at least once in a while is a must! The residents of Roosevelt are fortunate enough to have the park bordering the neighborhood for easy access. Keep in mind that the Railroad Trail that runs through Roosevelt and down the east side of it also heads into Whatcom Falls, so you can pick that trail up and go from one to another. In addition to limitless trails, Whatcom Falls also has off-leash designated areas to let your dog wander and run around in!