Kerr Townsley Port Orange is a split community. To the west side, there are businesses lining US-1 and, on the east side, facing the water are large houses with even bigger yards along the Halifax River. Most of the homes here have private docks jutting out into the water with boathouses for their use. The only thing that takes away from this beautiful setting is the steady drone of traffic on US-1 coming and going from the businesses along it.
Living here puts you in an ideal spot to take your dog for walks. On the other side of Halifax Drive is a broad strip of grass that runs up to Dunlawton Avenue to the north, continues on the other side, and goes for miles to the south. You can use Dunlawton Avenue to take you to the beach or the central shopping district and the I-95 Interchange.
Kerr Townsley Port Orange is in a bustling part of town due to its proximity to the junction of US-1 and Dunlawton Avenue, two of the main highways running through town. Although there are sidewalks running along both sides, unless your dog is used to walking near heavy traffic, this may not be a good idea. If you must, be sure you keep your dog on a tight leash in case something should startle them.
While traffic is not quite as bad along Halifax Drive, it can still be hectic at times. There is a sidewalk you can use for your walks. A short leash is also advised here for safety. A much better choice would be to carefully cross the street and use the wide strip of grass along the riverbank. Not only will it be easier on your pup's paws, but there is more room for both of you to stroll along as you watch the boats go by on the water.
The one thing missing within walking distance is much in the way of parks for you and your dog to visit. The grass area along the riverbank is as close as you are going to get unless you hop in the car and take your pup for a ride.
If you take a right on Dunlawton and go over the river, your journey will end along the coast. That's right, you can drive on the beaches in Port Orange! Find a parking spot and the beach is yours to hike, so you and your dog can go as far as you want.
While you can walk to Riverside Park using the grass area along the river, it would mean having to cross Dunlawton Avenue where it intersects with US-1. This is a very busy intersection and can be challenging to cross, even without your dog in tow. You may want to consider driving to the park and enjoying the broad area of grass to run around on.