The community of Raintree is located along Taylor Road to the east of the interstate and close to Spruce Creek Road. The homes in Raintree are all single-family units with small yards that have just enough room for your dog to run around a little. Within the area, there are a couple of small lakes for you and your dog to walk around for a change of pace.
If you take Taylor Road to the west, it will take you over to Dunlawton Avenue and the I-95 interchange if you commute to work. Go east on Dunlawton and you are in the heart of the Port Orange shopping district. Along this vital highway through town, you will find supermarkets, superstores, pet stores, and lots of great places to eat.
When it comes to places to go with your dog like parks, nature preserves, and the beach, you are within minutes of all of these options so you'll never want for more!
Raintree is a working community and, as with most residential areas, the streets tend to fill up with traffic during the morning and evening rush hours. One way to cope with the traffic during these times of day is to avoid taking your dog out for walks and choose alternative hours.
If this is not possible, stick to the sidewalks and use a short leash. This will help keep your dog under tighter control in the event something should startle them. As a family neighborhood, you must also keep an eye out for other pedestrians. They might be in their front yards, on the sidewalks, or out on the roads. As you stroll in this family-friendly part of town, quite a few of them may drop what they are doing to run up and pet your dog. The short leash will help you maintain better control and keep everyone, including your dog, safe.
The only green spaces available to you and your dog within the bounds of Raintree are the two small lakes. If you want more than this, there will be a car ride involved in getting there. Five minutes south on Spruce Creek Road are the Seemore Memorial Dog Park and the All Children's Park.
The Seemore Memorial Dog Park is a one-acre park that offers three separate areas for the dogs where they can run around off-leash. There is one section for big dogs, one for smaller breeds, and one that is just for dogs with special needs. Each of these sections has a watering station and plenty of benches in the shade for you to sit on.
The All Children's Park covers a vast area and offers a themed playground and a small splash pad. There are softball fields, picnic tables, tennis courts, and plenty of nature trails for you and your entire family to explore in the shade.