Hammocks is a small neighborhood of townhouses on the corner of Madeline Avenue and South Nova Road in a largely residential area. The majority of the communities out here sit on neatly arranged, tightly-packed streets lined with sidewalks.
While you are not quite in the central part of town, living here puts you less than five minutes from the strip malls located at the intersection of South Nova Road and Dunlawton Avenue. Here, you may find a few of the things you need, but if you head west on Dunlawton to where it meets I-95, you will find West Port Center, grocery stores, places to grab chow for your hound, and a vast array of tasty restaurants for you and your family to sample.
Living here puts you with walking distance of two parks, Reed Canal Park to the north and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. These are fantastic places to spend time with your family and your dog.
The ground out here is pretty flat and heavily developed on all sides except to the north. Being a densely packed community, you should expect to see a fair amount of traffic during the day, especially out on South Nova Road. As a main feeder road, Madeline tends to be bustling during the morning and evening rush hours, as are the residential streets.
Thankfully, there are plenty of sidewalks for the two of you to incorporate into your walks. The other traffic you need to keep an eye out for is children. Whether they are at play or getting on or off the school bus, this is family neighborhood, so you can expect to see lots of kids. Be sure you use a short leash to keep your pup under control and safe. A short leash will let you keep your dog close at hand and give them time to decide if they like approaching children or not.
From your home in Hammocks, you can walk to Reed Canal Park where there is a large open area of grass to play on, shady woods to hike in, and a lake to walk around. To the southeast of you is Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. Here, you can spend time walking on the nature trails, enjoying the botanical gardens, and touring the ruins of the plantation that once stood here.
A short trip southeast takes the two of you to the beach. Here, you and your pup can enjoy a solid workout in the soft sand that pulls at feet and paws with every step and then take a refreshing swim in the waves before you use the firm, wet sand for a leisurely stroll back to the car. Be sure you take time out to play in the surf and search for a few seashells to take home with you!