Hamlet may be a Shakespearean play, but here in Port Orange, it's a densely packed residential area with a single entrance from Spruce Creek Road. The houses here are of moderate size and enjoy typically suburban-sized yards. Many of the homes are protected from the glare of the Florida sun with large shade trees, which also help shade the sidewalks running throughout.
Like many of the suburban areas of Port Orange, you may not be close to the central part of town, but you are not more than ten minutes from virtually anything you, your family, and your furry friend are likely to need. Dunlawton Avenue is more than just the main east-west road through town. It is home to stores like Publix, Walmart, Home Depot, and many others. It is also the main access road over the Halifax River to the beach where you and your entire family can spend countless hours enjoying the fresh air, warm waters, and seemingly endless sunshine.
Within the many streets that make up the community of Hamlet, the roads have sidewalks along both sides for you and your dog to enjoy. Many of the homes have large shade trees in their front yards, offering shady spots along your walk and giving you a break from the scorching summer sun.
Because Hamlet is a residential area, you can expect rush hour traffic in the mornings and evenings to be bustling as people go to and from work. You should also keep in mind that Spruce Creek Road is a relatively busy road all day long, so keep most of your walking within the neighborhood to avoid as much vehicular traffic as possible.
Be sure you keep your pup on a standard-length walking leash whenever you take your walks together. This type of leash gives you more control and provides your dog with a sense of security. It will also help you keep them close to you when there are pedestrians nearby.
When it comes to green spaces for you and your dog to enjoy, you couldn't pick a better place to live. Why? Because you are close enough the All Children's Park-Spruce Creek Road Park and the Seemore Memorial Dog Park! You are also just a short drive from the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve.
The All Children's Park offers a pirate-themed playground, a splash-pad, and pavilions for your family to picnic in. There are softball fields for you and your dog to play on and tennis courts for those who enjoy the game. While you can walk to the park, there is plenty of parking as well!
The Seemore Memorial Dog Park covers an entire acre and is divided into separate sections for large and small breeds to run around off-leash. There are benches in the shade for you to sit on and water stations to keep your pooch hydrated and rinse off the dust before you go home.