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Dog Areas in Carefree

Carefree is a town of fewer than 4,000 people in southwestern Maricopa County, Arizona. Known for its upscale residences, Carefree was created in the 1950s and then incorporated in 1984. Carefree is also known for the Carefree Sundial, which is the third largest sundial in the western hemisphere. It sits on nine square miles, and the bigger city of Scottsdale also borders carefree to the south, and the town of Cave Creek borders it to the west. Carefree's climate is nearly perfect: long, hot summers and mild winters, but it gets more moisture than other Arizonian cities like Phoenix. 

Luckily, there are endless opportunities for exploring the beautiful outdoors in and around Carefree, and many of these activities are dog-friendly, so there's no need to leave your dog behind when you head out for a day of fun! Pinnacle Peak is an upscale residential neighborhood in Scottsdale, and it's also where you can access the Brown's Ranch Trailhead. It's only 11 miles from Carefree, and this trailhead leads you to 176 miles of hiking trails. There are different hikes for all different levels and hiking skill, so you can choose a walk that works best for you and your dog. Your dog must be kept on a leash during your hike, and be sure to bring lots of water. There are also plenty of off-leash activities near Carefree that are just a short drive away!

Best Dog Neighborhoods in Carefree

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    Population Density 1,596/sq mi

    #1 Leescroft

    Leescroft is an area of southern Phoenix with lovely single-family homes and many recreational facilities including a tennis complex and Washington Park. This park has playgrounds, a pool, sports fields and courts, and picnic areas. Washington Park even has its own off-leash dog park, and it's one of the most pawpular dog parks in Phoenix. The PetSmart Dog Park at Washington Park is a 2.5-acre park with different sections for big and small dogs. Each section has a separate entrance, and there are also water stations for dogs, pet waste disposal supplies, and lots of seating for pet parents.
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    Population Density 4,591/sq mi

    #2 Echo Mountain Foothills

    Echo Mountain Foothills is a Phoenix neighborhood that's only 15 miles from Carefree. Most of the homes in this neighborhood are spacious single-family homes, close to good schools and exciting recreational activities. Echo Mountain Foothills is also where you'll find the Grover's Basin Dog Park, also known as the Echo Mountain Off-Leash Area. This fenced off-leash park has different enclosures for large and small dogs in its 2.3 acres. There are also waste disposal supplies and seating areas throughout the park. There is a watering station for dogs, but some visitors note it doesn't always work properly, so it may be best to bring your own supply of drinking water.
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    Population Density 3,780/sq mi

    #3 Paradise Valley Village

    Paradise Valley Village is an area of northeastern Phoenix known for its upscale dining, shopping, and residences. It's less than 20 miles from Carefree, and this is where you'll find the Paradise Valley Dog Park. There are 2.4 acres to explore at this off-leash park, and they include separate big and small dog areas that each have a double-gated entry system. There are also shaded seating areas, waste disposal supplies, and drinking water for dogs. You'll often see plastic pools set up for dogs to cool off in on hot days, and the regulars at this park are known for being welcoming to newcomers.
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    Population Density 4,427/sq mi

    #4 Villages North

    Villages North is an area of southern Scottsdale known for its great condos and vacation rentals. It's about a 20-minute drive south of carefree, and it's also where you'll find the Horizon Dog Park. This off-leash park is one open space where dogs of all sizes can interact without being separated by their weight. There are water fountains for humans and canines, a water feature to help control the dust, as well as covered seating areas and waste disposal supplies. Horizon Dog Park isn't a flat dog park. Instead, it's bowl-shaped, so the park is prone to flood after it rains so keep an eye out for park closures before you visit.
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    Population Density 4,492/sq mi

    #5 Arrowhead Ranch Phase III

    Arrowhead Ranch is a picturesque area of northern Glendale, Arizona that's highly sought-after and has plenty of parks, walking trails, and lakes. One of its parks is the Foothills Dog Park, which is just over 20 miles from Carefree. Foothills Dog Park is a clean and well-maintained park, and different sections of the park are closed on a rotating schedule to allow the grass to regrow. There are big and small dog areas, as well as a section with agility equipment. You'll also find shaded areas, water fountains for dogs, waste disposal supplies, and benches for pet parents to sit and watch their pups play.
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