Sycamore Hills is a residential neighborhood, as over 90% of the neighborhood is made of residences. There is also a condominium complex in the northern corner of the neighborhood. Commercially, Sycamore Hills is home to a few churches, a swim and racquet club, a few restaurants, both nationally-known and local establishments, and some other stores. Most of these businesses are located on the southern border of the neighborhood.
Unlike other parts of Ohio, Columbus doesn't get much snowfall during the winter months. They tend to be drier, but still with much colder temperatures than other months. The summer months are the opposite: hot temperatures with muggy and wet weather.
However, walking through Sycamore Hills should generally be a safe and enjoyable experience. Much of the neighborhood has well-maintained sidewalks, so you and Fido don't have to share the roadways with oncoming traffic. Additionally, Sycamore Hills is a rather flat neighborhood, so you and your furry friend won't have to deal with steep or strenuous hills during your daily walks.
The borders of Sycamore Hills include Godown Road to the north, railroad tracks to the east, Bethel Road to the south, and Godown Park to the west. As previously mentioned, the southern border is where most of the commercial buildings are, so there may be heavier traffic there.
However, there are a few other greenways in neighboring communities. The nearest greenway is Godown Park, which is open from dawn to dusk. This park was specifically built for pups and their owners! It has several fenced-in areas, one specifically for larger breeds and one for smaller breeds. Other park amenities include a dog water fountain, walking trails, and benches for pedestrians to stop and rest. Just be sure to obey park rules and always clean up after your pup!
Other nearby parks include Linworth Road Community Park, Shaker Square Park, Antrim Park, Olentangy Park, Northcrest Park, and Rush Run Park. Most of these spaces have playgrounds, paved walking trails, and areas for general recreation.