Five Points is less than a mile from downtown Columbia, including the South Carolina State House, the University of South Carolina, and Main Street! Columbia is a growing city with a popular weekly farmer's market, a handful of museums, plenty of local restaurants to eat your way through, and some cute, local boutiques to shop at. Columbia is only two hours from beaches and only three hours from a nearby mountain range.
Unfortunately, if you are looking for a more relaxing or quieter walk, you will need to leave the neighborhood. However, many of the surrounding neighborhoods are quiet, residential communities with beautiful homes.
Five Points is a relatively flat neighborhood, but there is a slight incline as you move north. However, this incline shouldn't be too strenuous or difficult.
Thankfully, there are a few greenways within walking distance. Martin Luther King Jr. Park is located almost immediately east of the Five Points neighborhood and is home to a community center, a few sports facilities, and plenty of open, grassy areas for your pup to explore! Maxcy Gregg Park, another nearby local park, is home to a community center, a public pool, a small garden, and a memorial to cancer survivors. This park does have a few well-maintained walking trails if you and your pup are looking for a longer stroll.
Finally, the nearest dog park is almost five miles to the south of Five Points and is located by the city's biggest animal shelter.