Sanctuary on Spruce Creek is one of several developer-built communities surrounding the Spruce Creek Airport and the closest one to South Williamson Boulevard. The homes here are large, luxurious, and sit on beautifully maintained yards. Most have swimming pools and many are starting to add solar panels to help keep their utility bills down. There are several lakes throughout the neighborhood, many of which offer access for you and your dog to walk around them.
Living close to South Williamson Boulevard has many advantages such as direct access to the I-95 interchange at Taylor Road and Dunlawton Avenue to the north. Along with being the I-95 interchange, Dunlawton runs all the way over the Halifax River to the Atlantic coast. On both sides of this roadway, you will find the majority of retail stores, grocery stores, pet supply stores, DIY superstores, and a fabulous selection of restaurants for you and your family to enjoy.
Sanctuary on Spruce Creek is a large residential community in what many would call a semi-private neighborhood. The only thing missing is some form of entry or exit gate. The streets are wide, as are the sidewalks for you and your dog to walk on instead of being forced to walk in the road. However, you should expect to see a significant amount of vehicular traffic here during the morning and evening rush hours.
There are enough places within the neighborhood for you and your dog to walk, so you should be able to get in all the exercise you both need, especially if you add in walking around the lakes in the middle of the community. The one thing you and your dog will have to get used to is the number of pedestrians which can pass by from day to day. Watch for any nervousness or skittishness in your pup and choose alternate paths if necessary!
In the center of the community, there are two lakes which you can access via your backyard if you are lucky enough or via Roscoe Turner Trail. The lakes sit in a wide expanse of grass that is kept maintained for you and your dog to enjoy.
If you don’t mind a short drive, you can hop in the car with your dog and go south on South Williamson Boulevard and then east on Pioneer Trail where you will find the entrance to the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. This is a vast nature preserve covering over 1,600 acres of wetlands, swamps, and forests. You and your dog can hike for miles on the many trails running throughout. There is at least one that you can take all the way to New Smyrna Beach as it's only a three-mile hike. Be sure you keep your eyes open for the many critters who call this area home as some are friendly, but others may not be!