Dog walkers who stroll the area will experience extreme hot, dry conditions in the summer. Heat-related illnesses can occur if people or dogs are exposed to excessive temperatures for prolonged periods of time. Avoid walking in the middle of the day when temperatures hit their peak to avoid overstressing yourself or your pet. Dallas has occasional freezing rain episodes in the winter which cause pedestrian sidewalks to become slippery and dangerous. Wait until icy surfaces thaw before venturing out with your pet.
Far North is a distinct area from North Dallas with a population estimated to be approximately 165,719. The area attracts families looking for a more suburban environment with larger residential properties and bigger homes.
Some areas of Far North are hilly and, when waking the neighborhood, pedestrians need to be aware that they and their pets may need to navigate some steep climbs depending on their route. Far North is a large area that comprises many sub-neighborhoods and services and terrain varies from region to region. Far North also has many busy thoroughfares and highways transecting and bordering it.
Addison Airport is located to the west and planes on approach and takeoff can be seen in the skies over the neighborhood. There are also several golf courses in the district that provide manicured properties and green spaces, although pets are not permitted on these properties. A commercial area with a shopping mall is located on the southwest corner.
Twin Lakes Park is located nearby. This park has two lakes, benches, and greenways around the lakes for you and your canine companion to explore. Alternatively, Bert Fields Park is just under 60 acres and has plenty of greenways for dog walkers and their pets to stroll.
Also conveniently located in the Far North community, Valley View Park provides many recreational facilities such as sports fields and a playground and amenities like a drinking fountain, picnic tables, and trails for joggers, cyclists, and pet owners to walk their energetic pups. The area parks have open green spaces and trees that provide shade.