Ryanwood is a small residential neighborhood on Canal View Boulevard. As the name suggests, there is a small canal between the community and this main road. The houses sit on Kenowood Drive and Ravenwood Drive. Kenowood is cul-de-sac into what can only be described as an upscale and quiet community near the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, sitting to the east of South Nova Road.
Living in Ryanwood puts you close to the many shopping centers along Dunlawton Avenue which incorporates the central shopping district in town. Here, you will find a wealth of shopping experiences, including grocery stores like Publix, a Walmart Supercenter, and at least two pet supply stores where you can buy everything you need for your dog.
Beyond Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, there are several fun places to take your pooch within a ten to twenty-minute drive. This includes the beach, the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area, and the local dog park!
Being tucked back in between Herbert Street and Canal View Road makes Ryanwood a tranquil community. There might be a little rush hour traffic during the right time of year, but for the most part, life here remains peaceful. The layout of the roads feature grass berms and sidewalks running on both sides, giving you and your dog a safe place to walk.
There are few places along the sidewalks where you and your pup will find shade along the way. For the most part, if you stick to the safety of the neighborhood, you won't encounter many obstacles to your walks. The only thing you should be aware of is the number of children at play in the area. You may find them on the sidewalks or roads as they ride bikes or skateboards. Even if your dog likes children, you'll want to use a short leash to ensure everyone's safety.
All the yards in Ryanwood are large with plenty of room for you and your dog to play. If you are looking for somewhere fun to take your dog, six minutes to the north is the entrance to Reed Canal Park. Here, you will find large playing fields to run around on, a lake to walk around, and woods to explore. This is a beautiful park to take your dog out to for some much-needed exercise and fresh air!
Dunlawton Avenue will take you to the beach. In fact, you can drive all the way onto the sand and park your car! You and your family can enjoy a day of picnicking and fun in the sun or you can just take your dog out for an early morning walk. Be sure you take the time to go for a swim if it's a warm day! It will do your dog good too. Fleas hate salt water!