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Rivercrest is a beautiful, affluent suburban neighborhood located on the far north side of Arlington County, Virginia. There are no restaurants and shops within walking distance in the area, however, Arlington services can be reached with a short drive and all the amenities of the business core of Washington, D.C. are less than 30 minutes away by car. There is a community center and plenty of parks within walking distance for area residents and their canine companions. 

The region is known for having some inclement weather that pedestrians and pets should avoid. Winters are cold and icy and snowy conditions occur. Having a warm coat and good footwear will make winter walking warmer and safer. Thunderstorms occur in warmer months and high winds with thunder and lightning can be frightening and dangerous to your dog. When severe storms are imminent, take shelter and wait for them to pass before you take your dog for a walk.

Terrain in Rivercrest
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Rivercrest is situated on the west banks of the Potomac River, south of North Glebe Road, north of the Gulf Branch, and east of Glebe Road Park. The terrain is hilly and you and your pet will need to climb up and down some hills on daily walks in the area. Fortunately, grades are not overly steep and are not usually too significant.  

This is a developed, suburban neighborhood with large single-family detached homes on sprawling properties and large lawns and gardens. Homes are well setback from roads with lots of space between residences. The area is heavily landscaped with lots of cultivated shade trees on private properties and natural trees in surrounding green spaces. The wooded area and landscaping make this a very green, shady region that is ideal for walking with your dog.  

Most of the area has sidewalks and marked pedestrian crossings, so you don't have to share the road with local traffic. 

Greenways in Rivercrest
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The Madison Community Canine Off-leash Area is located at the Madison Community Center.  Your pup can play off-leash here and there are doggie toys provided in the park. It is advised you leave your pup's own toys at home, as your dog can be possessive of favorite playthings.

On the west side of Rivercrest are several large wooded areas. Fort Ethan Allen Park, Glebe Road Park, Homburg Park, and the Gulf Branch Nature Center and Park provide large wooded areas, open grassy areas, plenty of trails, picnic sites, and some recreational facilities. Your dog should remain leashed in these greenways and you should be prepared to clean up after them.

The Gulf Branch Trail runs through the Gulf Branch Park and along the southside of Rivercrest. There is even a multi-tiered waterfall at the end of the trail. This hiking trail connects to the Potomac Heritage Trail which provides many miles of hiking where you can walk your dog along the Potomac River.

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