St. Andrews is the central residential community in the center of the golf course by the same name. The homes here are modest single-family houses sitting a loop road with only one way in or out. The entire community is heavily shaded and, thanks to the single access road, a peaceful place to live.
Besides the golf and country club, the nearest places to eat are ten minutes away in the central part of town. The same applies to grocery stores, department stores, and pet supply stores where you can keep your dog well supplied in their favorite foods and treats.
To make things even better, the beach is only fifteen minutes to the east and there are plenty of parks and nature preserves for you and your pooch to explore at every opportunity. The mild weather ensures that there are very few days of the year when the two of you can't get out and go walking.
The terrain here consists mainly of golfing greens which is only to be expected since you live in the middle of a course. Like most golf courses, the land here is mostly flat with a few minor undulations. Keep in mind that dogs are not permitted on the course for several reasons and it's best to seek other avenues.
The community itself is relatively quiet with a little extra traffic during the daily rush hours. There are, however, no sidewalks for the two of you to use, so you are relegated to walking along the roads. Thanks to the high number of shade trees, your walks should be a little cooler, even if you have to wait until later in the day to enjoy a stroll away from the heat.
The one thing you do have to watch out for is people on their golf carts as they tend to come from out of nowhere sometimes!
When you live in the middle of a vast area of green space that isn't open to you and your dog, life can feel a bit frustrating. Luckily, to the east and just outside of the community are Ward Higbee Trope Grant and Daugherty's Todd Grant, both of which are vast wooded areas that have not been fully developed. They offer plenty of shaded areas to walk in and a great way to spend time out in the fresh air.
To the west, there is a vast area of undeveloped forest land with a wide array of lakes and trails for you and your dog to enjoy hiking in. The area sits between I-95 and Pioneer Trail and is as close to getting back to nature around here as you are likely to find without having to drive to either the South Tomoka Wildlife Management Area or north on US-1 to the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve.