South Linden sits alongside I-71 and across the highway from the Ohio State Fairgrounds. It is predominantly a residential area filled with a variety of single and multi-family homes, schools, and a smattering of small businesses. There are plenty of restaurants in and around the community for you to sample, some of which are bound to become your favorites.
There are several dog-friendly parks, including fenced in dog parks for you and Fido to visit. Should you need food or maybe a few of your dog's favorite treats, there are several pet supply stores within a short drive. Living here also puts you with a short commute to the Central Business District in downtown Columbus.
If you like a hot summer, you'll enjoy the mid-80s here all summer long before fall comes along and starts cooling things off on the way into winters that spend weeks at or below freezing. Along with this, you can count on plenty of snow and ice.
The terrain in this area is best described as being exceptionally flat with densely packed urban residential streets. One good thing for you and your pooch is that there are plenty of sidewalks running throughout South Linden for the two of you to incorporate into your daily walks.
Cleveland Avenue is the busiest road in the region and should be avoided by owners whose pets are a bit on the shy side or are not used to loud noises and lots of traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian. The areas to both sides of the road will provide quieter subdivisions or large parking lots to businesses which can be used from time to time for a quick pit stop or stroll.
In the retail areas of the neighborhood, keep an eye out for vehicles or entering or exiting parking lots which can present a bit of a hazard, especially in busier sections.
There are two parks within the boundaries of South Linden, both of which are on the east side. The first is Maloney Park on Joyce Avenue. Maloney Park offers a large grassy area for you and Fido to play around on and walking trails running all through the park. This is an on-leash area and one in which you should carry bags with you to clean up. However, there is plenty of room for both of you to enjoy.
The other park is Windsor Park on Windsor Avenue. This park offers a public swimming pool, large expanses of grass, and walking trails for you to enjoy on a nice sunny day.
If you don’t mind a little bit of a drive, you might consider going to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical gardens. There are acres of gardens, lawns, trails, and exhibits to enjoy, making it a great place to take the whole family for a day out.