Litchfield Park is a city located in Maricopa County, Arizona. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 5,476. It is expected to grow to over 6,500 by 2020. The city was incorporated 35 years ago. It is home to a diverse population, ranging from young professionals to retirees. There are many different neighborhoods within Litchfield Park.
Litchfield was platted by the railroad company in July 1869. It was named after Electus Bachus Darwin Litchfield, who was a stockholder and contractor on the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, which was built from St. Paul to St. Cloud. He also provided funds for the construction of the southern line through Meeker County, leading to Breckenridge. Litchfield was originally known as Round Lake, and was part of a congressional township named Round Lake. A few years later, he deeded his one-half interest to the railroad company, which laid out a townsite, and opened the first post office.
The Litchfield Park community is home to two salons: Camelback Park and Fringe Salon. Both of these salons offer full service Aveda hairstyles. There is a dentist, a karate studio, and an Edward Jones financial planner located downtown. The city is home to the historic Wigwam, which opened in 1918 and was transformed into a full-service resort in 1929. Today, the Wigwam boasts 331 guestrooms, including 70 luxurious suites and a presidential suite.