Perhaps at one time, there was a forest here. Today, the only forest is one of ranch or rambler style homes. Deep Forest Village is a large family community connected directly to South Nova Road and only minutes from the junction of South Nova and Dunlawton Avenue. This makes the community very popular with those who use I-95 to commute to their jobs. Not only does this interstate run north and south, but it also connects you with I-4 for the commute to Orlando.
Dunlawton Avenue is also home to most of the stores, strip malls, and restaurants in town. It is home to a Walmart Supercenter and a Publix Supermarket. Between the two, you can stock your pantry and keep plenty of your pup's favorite foods in stock. For those who relish the opportunity to dine out, you will also find a wide selection of local and chain restaurants to choose from, serving a wealth of different cuisines.
As you can imagine, living in a middle-class family neighborhood comes with a fair amount of traffic. Early mornings and late afternoons tend to be the busiest times of the day as people rush to and from work. But, like many suburban neighborhoods in Florida, the middle part of the day is usually pretty quiet.
During the school year, the sidewalks are full of kids, the streets are full of school buses, and going for walks means trying to juggle rush hours with school bus hours. It will take a little while for the two of you to develop a walking routine that skirts around these times. Keep in mind that there is likely to be younger children playing after hours. Even if your dog is used to kids, too many can become overwhelming and cause them to behave uncharacteristically. Keeping your pup on a short leash can help you maintain more control and potentially avoid a dangerous situation.
If you are looking for a park or somewhere for you and your dog to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, it's going to take a ride in the car. To the east, the Dunlawton Avenue bridge will take you over the Halifax River and to Daytona Beach Shores and Wilbur-by-the-Sea. You can drive right onto the beach and park your car. From here, the two of you can walk for miles in either direction.
If you take Spruce Creek Road to the south, it will take you to the only dog park in town. At the Seemore Memorial Dog Park, you have a choice of fenced-in areas. In each section, there are benches in the shade for you to sit on while your dog plays, a water station for the pups to help them remain hydrated, and a rinsing station to clean them up when they are done playing.