Covering five square miles, Ashburn is one the 77 recognized communities in the Greater Chicago area. In its early days, the town of Lake stood on its own and was a quiet suburban village. Once Ashburn was incorporated in the City of Chicago, the area began to grow rapidly.
Unlike many other areas of the city, Ashburn is best known for having large suburban-style homes with yards that are more than suburb-worthy. Homes here include ranch, split-level, two-story bungalows, and more recently, an increasing number of condominiums. There are several places along the way to eat or grab a cup of coffee. The neighborhood is, for the most part, well-kept and there are plenty of sidewalks for you and your pup to enjoy. There are numerous dog-friendly parks within driving distance as well as several pet stores and dog groomers nearby to help you keep your puppy happy and healthy.
To say the terrain in Ashburn is flat would be a grave disservice to the word flat. In most parts of the community, you could place a basketball in the middle of the street and it wouldn't move. Doesn't sound like much of a challenge when it comes to taking your pup out for a hike, does it? In truth, you wouldn’t be very wrong for thinking this. But, the simple fact is that your walk is only going to be as challenging as your creativity allows it to become. Take different routes, hike on over to Hayes Park or Rainey Park, and spend some time running around and playing with your pooch. If you want something a little more challenging, you can always pop your pup in the car and head on over the shores of Lake Michigan where there are plenty of beaches to explore and enjoy.
If there is one thing the Ashburn community is not short of, it's green space. Not only are the sidewalks that run through the entire village lined with grass and trees, but there are also plenty of parks in the area. No matter where your home is located, you are close to dog-friendly parks.
In the southeast corner of town lies the Dan Ryan Woods with plenty of trails and acres of grass to play on. Hayes Park offers six baseball diamonds and several acres of grass with trails for the two of you to hike on while Bogan Park to the north offers four more baseball diamonds, a path that goes around the park, and plenty of grass to play fetch on.
Up in the corner is Rainey Park that also features baseball diamonds, trails, and plenty of grass. With so many options, you and your pup will never have a problem finding somewhere green to play!