South Belt-Ellington is a large affluent neighborhood located 20-miles southeast of Downtown Houston. The community is neighbored by Pearland, Friendswood, and Golden Acres all within a 30-minute drive of central Houston. The area is cut into quarters by two highways that run through the middle. These are the Sam Houston Tollway and Interstate 45. These two highways give great access to the city and surrounding communities, making the area extremely accessible by car.
The weather during the summers is influenced by the subtropical climate of Houston meaning the temperatures can reach 90 degrees. The location of Texas State also suggests that during the spring, the area can experience thunderstorms and even flooding during hurricane season.
The community is great for puppy supplies as at least four stores are located within South Belt itself. To add to this, the abundance of green spaces makes it the ideal location to raise your four-legged friend.
South Belt-Ellington is a suburban community that is comprised of classic red brick bungalows and tasteful wooden houses. Fresh green grass verges line each sidewalk that shape each street. This makes for a truly pleasant walk with your pup as there is plenty of space for cars to pass by as you slowly make your way through the community. Every house is separated from the road by their own driveway and beautiful front yards. Combine this with the slow traffic on the road and the community has an open and tidy feel.
The streets are lined with medium sized trees, not to overpower the beautiful architecture of the housing, but big enough to provide just the right amount of shade during summer. The topography of the area is great if you want an easy and relaxing stroll as the whole of the community is flat with only sidewalks to step up on to.
El Franco Lee Park is the biggest green space in South Belt-Ellington. The natural space hosts everything from a children’s playground to picnic benches, footpaths, and small ponds. The large space is the perfect size to let your pooch off the leash and watch them stretch their legs.
If you fancy a change, Black Hawk Park is smaller, but nonetheless, a great walking green zone for your pooch to explore. This park is ideal if you want a quick walk around grassland and in between flower beds before walking to Windmill Lakes, two large lakes that are surrounded by footpaths, woodlands, and apartments.
Beverly Hills Park is in close proximity to Black Hawk Park as well as Windmill Lakes and is a great spot to take your pooch to next. Here, you can finish off your walk by using the community center to grab a drink of water before heading home.