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Knolls West is a mostly residential neighborhood located on the northwest side of Columbus, Ohio. There is a large shopping and commercial area on the southwest corner of the neighborhood with large box stores, restaurants, shops, and other services. Another commercial area is located on the southeast side and has local eateries, a nightclub, a pharmacy, and other services that locals may need to reach. There is also a high school with large recreational grounds in the neighborhood.  

The weather in Columbus is not always conducive to walking on foot. Dog walkers in the Knolls West neighborhood should be prepared for inclement winters with cold weather, snow, and icy conditions. Avoid taking your dog out when blizzards or extreme cold occurs and make sure you have lots of good winter gear to stay warm. Summers are warm and not usually too hot, but severe thunderstorms can occur and should also be avoided.

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Knolls West is a mostly residential neighborhood with large commercial areas on its south side. Watch out for traffic on the south side where business and shopping areas are located. The bulk of the Knolls West neighborhood to the north is made up of single family dwellings and quiet residential streets with only local traffic and a peaceful suburban-like atmosphere. There is a multi-family housing complex on the northwest side as well. 

The area has separate pedestrian sidewalks and tree-lined grassy berms, providing ideal walking locations for you and your dog. Homes features a variety of styles and are well maintained with large, spacious yards, set well apart. There are even plenty of green lawns, trees, and gardens in the area. Luckily, the neighborhood is situated on fairly level ground and pedestrians and pets of all ability levels can get around easily without having to climb steep hills.

Greenways in Knolls West
Neighborhoods in Columbus have an average of:
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Northcrest Park is located in the neighborhood to the west and within an easy walking distance. This 18-acre park has recreational facilities like tennis and basketball courts, sports fields, picnic tables, and a playground. A paved walking trail loops around this open park and makes a great dog walking destination.

A longer walk to the east will take you to the Olentangy River and the parkland located along the river banks. There are multiple greenways along the river connected by the Olentangy Trail. This trail is over 17 miles long and follows the river through wooded areas, over bridges, and through beautiful parks. The trail provides plenty of opportunity for exercise and sightseeing for you and your energetic pooch. It is hard surfaced and used by cyclists and inline skaters in summer and cross-country skiers in winter, so be considerate of other users, keep your dog leashed and off ski tracks, and clean up after your pet.

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