Noble Park is a small community sandwiched between Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park. It is a vibrant neighborhood with a very diverse culture. On a stroll through the area, you can find Mexican, Middle Eastern, American, Thai, and several other types of cuisine to sample. Dog parks and pet stores are within easy driving distance as is the Lake Michigan shoreline. The community sits in the shadow of I-90 which might make it a little noisy at night.
Like most neighborhoods in the Greater Chicago area, Noble Square experiences summers that tend to be sweltering with high humidity levels making walking early in the morning the better option. Winters here, on the other hand, can be bitterly cold, especially with lake-effect winds and snows coming off Lake Michigan. The winds can drive winter temperatures far below zero, making it too cold to spend much time going for walks with your pup.
When it comes to being flat, just about any community, including Noble Square, could be the poster child for the term. The ground here could not be any flatter if it were planned this way. While this might have made it easier for those who built the many single and multi-family homes here, it doesn't do much for those looking for a challenging walk or hike to get appropriate exercise. Most of the streets do have wide sidewalks, but few have grass alongside them and the sidewalks tend to end at the road. Walking here requires paying close attention to where your pup is and keeping an eye on the traffic to avoid an accident. The best way to make the most of the terrain is to stick to the residential areas and be creative with the directions you choose to take when out walking with your pup.
If you decide to make Noble Square your home, the one thing you are likely to miss is a large number of green spaces. In fact, the neighborhood only has one park. Eckhart Park is located in the southeast corner and covers a little over 8 acres and has room for an indoor pool, two gyms, a fitness center, a boxing center, a community garden, and plenty of grass for you and your dog to play on. Keep your dog on a leash and be sure to clean up any messes they make.
Several of the other communities in the area have dog-friendly parks that are within driving distance. Of course, for those who don't mind a bit of drive, you can always cruise over to the shores of Lake Michigan where there are beaches and parks all up and down the lake that are perfect for both you and your pup to play in.