Park at Countryside is an apartment community on Dunlawton Avenue just to the west of South Nova Road. The complex sits on a shady lot with trees acting as a buffer from the nearby street. Around the apartment buildings, there is plenty of grass for you and your dog to walk on and a lake in the middle to walk around.
Living this close to the intersection of Dunlawton and Nova means being close to three strip malls and a Walmart Supercenter to the west. There are plenty of places to eat, both chain and privately owned, bars, and banks all within five minutes of your home.
For fun places to take your dog for walks, there are parks, nature preserves, and the beach, all within a 20-minute drive of your apartment. There isn't much in the way of green space within walking distance, leaving you with little choice but to drive.
With both Dunlawton Avenue and South Nova Road for neighbors, you should expect to live with a lot of traffic and noise during the day. In the surrounding neighborhoods, rush hours tend to be hectic as everyone heads to work in the morning and home at the end of the day. The parking lots of the complex tend to be busy for a short period of time during the rush hours.
While there are sidewalks running down both sides of Dunlawton, your dog needs to be used to heavy traffic noise before you go far on these paths. You also need to keep your dog on a short leash to help you maintain better control.
A much better choice would be to use the sidewalks running through the residential communities to the south of the apartment complex. Almost all of them have sidewalks for the two of you to use and offer a quiet place to take your daily walks.
Beyond the lawns and lake within the complex, green spaces for you and your dog to enjoy walking and playing on are few and far between. To the east on Spruce Creek Road is Buschman Park and the Margaret Buschman Parcel. These areas combine to offer you a large lake, plenty of grass, nature trails to walk on, and woods to enjoy.
The beach is only a ten-minute drive as long as traffic isn't ridiculous. Here, the two of can slog along in the soft sand until your legs can't take it anymore. Then you get to take a break and go for a nice refreshing dip in the water before returning to your car on wet sand. It's a fabulous way for you and your dog to spend a day out in the fresh air and sunshine. Be sure to go early as the beach fills up with cars and people early in the day!