Jackson Square, oddly enough, sits on the north side of Jackson Street and to the west of Spruce Creek Road. If you have kids and a family dog, this is a great place to live! All the homes have fenced-in backyards that are perfect for letting the pup out during the day to enjoy some fresh air.
Along with being within walking distance of Buschman Park and the Margaret Buschman Parcel, you are only two or three minutes from the many shops, department stores, grocery stores, and pet supply stores that line Dunlawton Avenue. Along Dunlawton, you will find a Walmart Supercenter, a Publix Supermarket, and both Lowe's and Home Depot. There is a Pet Supermarket where you should be able to find just about anything your dog needs and plenty of restaurants for you and your family to taste test when you need a break from kitchen duty.
The land here is pretty flat and there is a small lake next door to the east, but beyond this, there simply isn't much to make for very exciting walks. The good news is that as a neighborhood set on a single looping road, the only vehicular traffic you will encounter is from those who live here! Luckily, there are only about twenty homes in the area.
Alternatively, Jackson Street and Spruce Creek Road are a little busier during the day because both can be used to reach Dunlawton Avenue, the main east-west road through Port Orange.
You'll also be dealing with children as they come with this family-oriented neighborhood. The best way to handle kids when you're taking your dog out for a walk is to use a short leash and make the children wait until they are given permission to approach your pooch. Make sure you always have the situation under control!
If you like the idea of being able to take your dog for walks to a park they can run around in, you are in luck. Buschman Park and the Margaret Buschman Parcel are both within walking distance of your driveway. The park has a playground and a small splash pad for the kids. It also offers a large lake with a dock stretching out into the water. At the end of the pier, there is a pavilion for you and your family to use and a walking trail around the lake.
If you don't mind taking your dog for a car ride, you can visit the Seemore Memorial Dog Park. This one-acre fenced-in park offers sections for large and small breeds and one for "special needs" dogs to ensure that everyone gets to play. Each section has a place for the dogs to access water, benches in the shade, and a rinse station to cool your pup off before heading home.