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The West Village is an urban village located in the uptown area of Dallas, Texas. This neighborhood was designed to be highly walkable with commercial areas and a shopping district, apartments, and condominiums. Residents of West Village can easily access services, restaurants, and shops on foot and there are many parks, trails, public transportation, and a school in and around the neighborhood. 

Winters in Dallas are mild and walking is rarely hampered by cool temperatures although freezing rain episodes do occur and footing is treacherous when pedestrian ways and roads are ice coated. Spring storms can be severe and this region is part of “Tornado Alley,"  so be aware of imminent storms and stay inside when they occur. Summers are very hot and dry with plenty of sun. Pet owners should avoid extreme heat which can cause heat-related illnesses in people and pets. Instead, walk earlier or later in the day when the temperatures cool down.

Terrain in West Village
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West Village is bordered by Route 75 on the east, Turtle Creek on the west, Cole Park on the north side, and a large cemetery to the south. The freeway and interchange on the west border are not pedestrian-friendly zones and should be avoided when walking your dog. Turtle Creek is surrounded by a natural area and is a much more pedestrian-friendly area. 

The terrain is relatively flat and sidewalks and brick paths with wide grassy berms make streetscapes ideal for strolls with your pet. Public areas, streets, and housing complexes are well landscaped with trees, shrubs, and lawns providing cool greenery. There are many commercial areas and a shopping complex located centrally in the neighborhood. Apartments, condominiums, and a high rise apartment provide housing for West Village residents. Watch out for traffic accessing commercial areas. Streets are divided with boulevards and well-marked pedestrian crossings to help foot traffic navigate the area safely.

Greenways in West Village
Neighborhoods in Dallas have an average of:
12 Greenways
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The Katy Trail Greenway runs along the west side of West Village. Developed on an abandoned railway line, this 3.5-mile long pedestrian trail is paved and the primary traill is 12 feet wide. There are several entrances to the trail providing access and a secondary 8-foot jogging trail is being developed.

Oak Lawn Park is a 14-acre park located to the west with access to the Katy Trail. This 14-acre park has a pet waste station to dispose of your pets leavings and a drinking fountain to replenish your water supply on hot summer days. A shady pavilion, trees and lawns, and more greenways throughout the park make ideal walking locations.

Cole Park is located to the north of the region. This 7-acre park also has a drinking fountain and pet waste disposal facilities and lots of greenways, making it a great dog walker destination. There are also athletic and recreational facilities in the park providing additional activities.

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