North Hilltop is mostly a residential community with a railroad track to the north and numerous small retail businesses to the south. On the east side, the neighborhood is the Hilltop Community Park, Rhodes Park, and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The majority of homes here are older single-family houses that have been well-kept. For those who like the idea of getting out to eat from time to time, there is an excellent selection of both fast food and sit-down restaurants within driving distance of anywhere in the community. There are also several parks within North Hilltop for you and Fido to go for walks in. You will also find pet supply stores within a ten-minute drive to keep your pup's food bowl full and their treat bucket stocked!
Summer, when the temperatures are in the mid-80s, is the perfect time to take your walks in the morning before things start heating up.
Urban is the best possible word to describe the ground or, perhaps, it can be referred to as a network of flat residential streets. Like most urban communities, the developers laid out the gridwork of roads in a simple pattern, which will make it easy for you and Fido to create a wide range of hiking patterns designed to keep you both from becoming bored with your walks.
Starting at N Eureka Avenue where it crosses the tracks, the Camp Chase Trail follows the railroad all the way south through the community and further on. This is a very popular place for dog walking as it gives you a path to walk on and your pup can use the grass running alongside the trail.
Keep in mind that this is an active track and you may encounter trains passing by. Be sure Fido is always on a leash and that you carry bags with you just in case!
Everyone in North Hilltop has access to the Hilltop Community Park and Rhodes Park at the eastern end of town. Between two parks separated by the ODT buildings, there are acres of grass for you and Fido to play, go for walks, and generally have a great time! There are walking trails for you to hike along and plenty of shade trees.
There are a few small parks in the rest of the community, most just large enough to walk your pup on or play around a little.
On the other side of the track in the northwest corner is Westmoor Park, surrounding the Westmoor Middle School. Along with a walking trail, there is plenty of green for you and your dog to romp around on. No matter which park you choose to visit with Fido, remember to keep them on a leash and carry bags with you to clean up any messes they leave behind.