Hidden Oaks is a shady, family-oriented neighborhood running along Spruce Creek Road. The entire community is heavily-wooded, making it a great place to raise your family, including the four-legged child you can't claim on your taxes. One of the many unique things about living here is the Neighbors General Store on the corner of Spruce Creek Road and Central Park Boulevard. Far more than just a general store, they serve up a fantastic selection of hot foods and homemade ice cream.
On the other corner is the All Children's Park and the Seemore Memorial Dog Park. A little further to the north is Dunlawton Avenue, the shopping center of the entire town. This strip of road offers a Publix Supermarket, a Walmart Supercenter, a Home Depot, and many other stores and strip malls for you and your family to shop at. There are a couple of pet supply stores and plenty of great places for you and your family to grab a bite to eat.
While both Central Park Boulevard and Spruce Creek Road are bustling streets during most of the day, those within the community tend to be relatively quiet beyond the usual rush hours. The one thing you won't find much of here are sidewalks and, with so much of neighborhood covered in dense shade trees, you should always wear light-colored clothing to help make it easier to see you.
Much like any other family community, the one thing you and your dog are going to have to get used to is the many kids of all ages who are likely to be out playing in their yards, riding their bikes, skateboarding, and any number of other activities. While your dog might not be bothered by one or two kids, a large crowd of them might make them nervous and could lead to uncharacteristic behavior. A short leash is always the best way for you to maintain control.
It doesn't get much better than when there are two parks right across the street! First, the All Children's Park (ACP) covers a vast area and includes a totally cool pirate-themed playground set for the kids to play on, softball fields for you and your dog to run around on when there aren't any games going on, and tennis courts for everyone to enjoy.
Next door on Spruce Creek Road is the Seemore Memorial Dog Park. In this one-are park, there are separate areas for large dogs, small dogs, and one for special needs dogs. Each of the play areas has a place for the pups to access drinking water, lots of poop bags, benches in the shade for you to relax on while your pooch gets out and runs off some of that energy, and a place to wash the dust off when it's time to go home.