The Port Orange Medical Center sits on the east side of Dunlawton Avenue, directly across from the Memorial Park Lake. While there aren't any homes with the confines of the medical center, the community of Dunlawton Hills is right behind the center. Along with a townhome housing development, there is a small expanse of woods and a waterway on the other side of the community. You may find a few trails to follow with your pooch when it's time to go for walkies.
One of the significant advantages of living alongside a bustling highway is that you are close to stores like Walmart, Publix, and many others where you should be able to find just about everything your family needs, including the one with the waggly tail.
Except for the small area of woods nearby and Memorial Park Lake on the other side of Dunlawton, if you want more green space to walk or play in, you'll need to be prepared to drive.
There is no doubt in anyone's mind that the Port Orange Medical Center sits in a bustling part of town. Unless your dog is used to being around lots of traffic and the associated noise, you might want to avoid the paved pathways running up and down both sides of Dunlawton. Even if your dog is comfortable with the sound, you should still keep them on a short leash in order to maintain better control.
Alternatively, you can take your walks on the sidewalks running through the townhome community behind the medical center. The neighborhood sits on a single kidney-shaped road and makes a safe place with minimal traffic to take your pup out for their daily strolls. The one thing missing from a walk on these sidewalks is anything in the form of shade trees. This can make for some pretty hot walks during the summer. You might want to head out early in the morning before things start heating up.
Within walking distance, you have the small areas of woods behind the medical center and to the southwest. On the other side of Dunlawton Avenue, there is a walking path you and your pup can take all the way around the lake that makes up Memorial Park.
If you head east over the Halifax River, you can only go so far before you drive onto the Atlantic coast. Once you hit the beach, turn left or right and find a place to park where the tide won't bother you. From here, you and your pooch can make the most of a long hike in the sand, play together, and go for a swim in the warm waters! The dry sand is a great way to work those leg muscles and the wet sand offers a far more relaxing walk that lets your dog play around in the surf while you walk along.