Shropshire is located in the north of Bella Vista. It is one of the small neighborhoods in this beautiful city, set in the Springfield Plateau of the Ozark Mountains which is a unique region full of high peaks and deep valleys with epic lakes. The neighborhood is bordered by Hampstead Road to the north, the main thoroughfare for the cluster of houses in this part of Bella Vista. It has only a few roads with detached houses that are widely spread and interspersed with forest.
Because the neighborhood is incredibly small, there are not many pet amenities located within its borders. However, Bella Vista Animal Shelter is just north of the area on Bella Vista Way. This caring community of pet lovers looks after dogs with no home, aiming to rehouse them to loving families. If you’re looking for a new puppy friend to add to your family, take a look here first!
Being so close to the Ozark Mountains, it’s understandable that Shropshire will have terrain that is distinctly uneven. The area is characterized by dips and steep inclines, just like the rest of Bella Vista. This is what makes its landscape so attractive and lends itself to the lakes that the area is so famous for. This allows for some epic walks that, at times, will test you and your pooch’s fitness levels, but will provide a great adventure for the both of you.
While Shropshire is a neighborhood and therefore is made up of a number of residential buildings, it is a largely forested area so has a nice balance of natural and artificial terrain. You’re never too far from the wilderness in the Ozarks, so if you’re looking for a quick walk into a natural environment, but want to stay in close quarters to civilization, your own backyard in Shropshire is a great place to start.
This spaced-out area is full of un-landscaped natural terrain, so you won’t have to go too far to find somewhere off the beaten path. Bella Vista Golf Course is just to the west of Shropshire, so if you’re looking for a long walk, this is a great place to pass through. Please be aware that in these areas, dogs will not be allowed off their leash so keep your puppy pal close by and enjoy the view.
Sugar Creek is a beautiful river that also runs nearby to Shropshire. Access to the water is most easily obtained by a path nearby to the Bella Vista Animal Shelter. You will have to walk through an uncultivated forest with no clear pathways, but this will make for a great adventure for both you and your pooch if you are looking for something a little wilder.
Lake Norwood can be found just south of Shropshire with beautiful views and stunning opportunities to experience.