Thornbrook Village is a rural, residential subdivision located just 10 minutes southwest of Bentonville's central business district. While a large variety of services can be accessed by vehicle, there is a small commercial area along 14th Street to the north of Thornbrook Village that can be reached on foot. There are several restaurants and shops in this business area. Be cautious walking your dog here as 14th Street is a busy four-lane roadway with traffic. Residents may prefer to walk their dogs on the quieter, less trafficked residential roads in the area.
The weather in Bentonville is very hot in the summer and because Thornbrook Village is a newer community, shade trees have not yet developed. Hot pavement can be uncomfortable on your pooch's paws when temperatures in Bentonville reach between 80 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit on a summer day, so avoid walking when temperatures are at their height.
Open construction sites can present a hazard to pedestrians and their dogs, so be aware of the ongoing development and keep your dog leashed in this neighborhood and away from any dangerous areas where there may be construction vehicles comes in and out of certain sites. Street lighting has been put in place which facilitates evening walking through the neighborhood, so don't be afraid to stroll in the later hours.
The Razorback Greenway is located 3.7 miles to the east and this extensive 36-mile trail system which encompasses 19 trails provides access to 6 downtown business area, 23 schools, the University of Arkansas, 3 hospitals, shopping areas, arts and entertainment areas, historic sites, parks, playgrounds, and many residential communities. This trail is maintained and mostly off-road, although there are some stretches that run near trafficked areas. The trail is mixed use so watch out for joggers and cyclists and keep your dog on a leash!