The community of Spruce Creek Village sits in between Spruce Creek Road and the tributary feeding into Rose Bay. Two minutes to the north is South Nova Road, a major road running all the way through town and into the neighboring towns and cities. This is a family neighborhood of modest homes and manufactured housing. The location puts you very close to essential amenities such as grocery stores, pet supply stores, and plenty of places to grab a bite of food.
As for places for you and your dog to go for long walks, you are equidistant to both the beach and the Spruce Creek Preserve. You are also within a ten-minute drive from an off-leash dog park. There are plenty of places for you, your family, and the furry four-legged member of your pack to spend time out in the fresh air and sunshine.
Unlike many mobile home communities, most of the homes here have large lots that are well-kept. Each of the roads in the neighborhood has a sidewalk running along both sides for you and your pooch to take your daily walks. Keep in mind that this is a family community and there are going to be kids playing and traffic during the morning and evening rush hours.
When the traffic is hectic, or the school buses are running, it may not be the best time to take your pup for a walk. But if you must, be sure you use a short leash that allows you to maintain full control in case your dog should be startled. The two of you can also cross over Spruce Creek Road and extend your walks into neighboring communities to add more distance, build muscle, and endurance. The one thing missing here is trees to keep the sun off your head during your outings together.
The nearest green space for you and your dog to enjoy is less than five minutes to the south on Spruce Creek Road. Here, you will find the Seemore Memorial Dog Park. This park offers two separate fenced-in areas, one for larger breeds and one for the little ones. Keeping them separated makes it safer for everyone. There are watering stations in each section and shady benches for you to relax on while your pup gets out there and runs around with their newfound friends.
Ten minutes to the south is the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. This 1,637-acre nature preserve offers trails through dense forests and swamps for the two of you explore. If you are up to the challenge, it's a six-mile round trip hike to the end the trail in New Smyrna Beach. It's a great hike and you never know who or what you might see along the way.