Ashton Lakes is a carefully laid out community nestled between I-95 and South Williamson Boulevard across the street from the Cypress Head Golf Course. The Spruce Creek Airport will also be one of your neighbors, but it's only meant for personal aircraft. There are taxiways running through part of the community as many people have hangar-sized garages.
The central part of town is only a few minutes to the north. Here, you should be able to find just about everything you need. There are multiple grocery stores, pet supply stores to keep your pooch well-fed, bars, and a fabulous selection of restaurants for you and your family to choose from.
For those who love the beach, it’s only a twenty-minute drive north on I-95. Once you get there, the two of you can hike for miles along the sand enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Try to go early before it gets too packed with vistors!
For dog walkers, this could almost be described as the perfect place for your daily walks. All of the streets here are lined on both sides with sidewalks and grass berms. This way you can stick to the pavement while your pup gets to cool their feet in the grass as you hike along. Ashton Lakes is a single-family home community with plenty of room to stretch your legs and, as the name tells you, there are several lakes for you to walk around.
As a family neighborhood, you should expect to see moderate amounts of traffic during the usual rush hours. You will also have to try and schedule your strolls together at times when the school buses are not running their routes as they tend to add to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. For your safety and that of your dog, you should use a short leash that gives you more control when walking around the neighborhoods.
To the east of the neighborhood, there is a large area of woods cushioning you from I-95 and the noise it creates. However, you can also take your dog for walks on the many trails running through the trees. The shade can make your walks in the summer a little more tolerable.
On the other side of I-95 is the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve and MTB Trailhead. The trail takes you to the Victory Path Trail. It's unpaved and makes an excellent place for you and your dog to go for long walks. Be aware that you will be sharing the trail with others out walking their dogs, hikers, and cyclists.
Although you live across from the vast green space called Cypress Head Golf Course and the fairways look might inviting, you and your dog are not permitted on the course. After all, no one wants to take their next shot from greens that have muddy paw prints everywhere!