Villa Questol is a moderate-sized neighborhood that consists of mostly single-family homes set on decent sized yards. Home prices are in the $200,000 plus range. While some of the streets have sidewalks for you and your pup to go for walks on, many do not. If you plan to take your pooch out for a walk in the early morning hours or after dusk, you need to walk towards traffic and have reflective clothing or lights to let people know where you are. There are several pet supply shops and pet care facilities in the area along with several dog-friendly parks within driving distance.
Did you know the sun shines approximately 243 days of the year? The average temperature here is 73 degrees with temperatures in July averaging 83 degrees. The moderate climate makes this area the perfect place to raise a family dog as there are few days you cannot go for a walk.
The terrain here is a mix of natural and manmade including some sidewalks. Most of the homes here have big shade trees that can make walking in the summer a little easier. This includes the sidewalks and streets which will be cooler on your pup's paws. Keep in mind that both concrete and tarmac can be up to 30 degrees hotter than the outside air temperature. What might not feel hot to you can quickly burn your pup's paws.
The nearest park down on E. Sligh Ave. is McDougald Park which, while modest, still has loads of room for you and your pup to get in a little exercise. To the northwest is Rowlett Park and the Rowlett Dog Park. Here, you can let your pup off their leash so that they can go run around making new playmates along the way. These are the best places to let your dog get the exercise they need.
Villa Questol has access to a number of parks including several that are dog-friendly. The big park for the two of you to explore has to be Rowlett Dog Park. There are agility obstacles to teach your pup to go over, lots of vast open areas for them to run around on, and picnic benches for you to sit in the shade. There is also a watering station that helps keep your pooch properly hydrated.
Still not feeling challenged? Go further up north with your pup to the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Reserve. The reserve has places to picnic, more than 60 miles of trails to hike on with your dog, and a river that you can fish or go canoeing on. The reserve borders the Upper Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve and the Great Swamp Wilderness Preserve, providing you with more miles of trails to explore and waterways to go kayaking through.