Livingston Park North is a small residential neighborhood that also includes the Nationwide Children's Hospital and a few small businesses along the southern border. To the north is the I-70 East Freeway.
The majority of the homes here are single-family houses with a few multi-family units on densely packed streets. Within a ten to fifteen-minute drive from your doorstep, you will find a selection of exceptional places to eat, stores to shop for supplies such as treats and dog food, and, of course, several parks the two of you or the whole family to enjoy on a warm 70-degree spring day in April or May.
When the sun hits its zenith in June, July, and August, most of the nearby parks have plenty of shade trees to hang out under. During the winter months when there is snow on the ground and ice on the sidewalks, you may have to rethink your entire walking strategy.
"Flat and residential" is a good way to describe the terrain here in Livingston Park North. The blocks are arranged in a grid pattern, making it easy for you to move from block to block on your walks. Thankfully, there are sidewalks running on all sides of each block, making it even easier for you to create a range of walking routes that will help keep them interesting for both of you.
This neighborhood, however, is a bit limited in walking room. There are a few streets to venture around, but you may find yourself wandering into other neighborhoods to get a bit of variety into your daily routine. However, your walk may be blocked to the north by the East Freeway, leaving you with options in Southern Orchards or German Village instead.
Avoid the west side of the neighborhood where things can get a little busy during business hours for the hospital and surrounding centers.
The only viable green space in Livingston Park North is Livingston Park by the hospital. This is a large park with plenty of grass to play and walk on, several walking paths, and a playground for the kids.
If you want more open space to play in, a ten-minute drive west to the Scioto River will take you to the Scioto Audubon Park, Scioto Greenway, Scioto Audubon Metro Park, and the Whittier Peninsula. On the peninsula is the Lower Scioto Park and boat launch. Between all the parks, there are acres of green space to enjoy.
Along with this, there are several walking trails to hike on, including one that runs from the Greenlawn Avenue Low Head Reservoir far to the north along the Scioto River. The Lower Scioto Greenway is the perfect place to hike as you can stick to the path while Fido can hang out on the grass, which will be much gentler on their paws.