The community of Taylor Woods is quiet and consists of single-family homes set in cul-de-sacs near the main road. There is a small lake to the west of the community with a walking trail around it for you and your dog to make use of for your daily walks.
South Williamson Boulevard also takes you to Taylor Road which becomes Dunlawton Avenue on the other side of the I-95 interchange. This is where you will find the central shopping district in this neighborhood! There are grocery stores, department stores, and plenty of pet supply stores. More importantly, there are tons of great restaurants for you and your family to dine at when no one wants to cook.
Being on the west side of the interstate puts you within close driving distance of the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area and the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve, along with smaller parks to explore.
With only two entrances into Taylor Woods, traffic here is predominantly that of residents, the school buses, and the mail carrier. During rush hours, the traffic can be a bit heavy, but with the limited number of homes in the area, it never gets unbearable. As an added bonus, there are sidewalks running along both sides of the streets complete with grass berms to keep your pup's feet cool.
Like most residential neighborhoods, you should expect to see plenty of kids out running around at play during the day. If your pooch is fairly skittish, you'll want to reroute your stroll to other areas of the community or into nearby neighborhoods to avoid any grabby hands. There aren't many streets to explore, but luckily, they're all fairly flat and unexciting, making it easy to hop from street to street as you need to.
The nearest green space where you and your pup can walk and play is immediately to the west. There is a lake for the two of you to stroll around and a field to play in. If you want more than this, you'll need to be up for a ride in the car. Your dog probably won't mind the chance to stick their head out the window as you head over to the beach. Not only can you drive onto the sand and park your car there, but you and your pooch can hike for miles to the north or south along the coast.
If you take South Williamson Boulevard to the south, it will take you to Pioneer Trail and to the 1,637-acre Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. Here, you and your pup can hike for mile after mile through the wetlands and forests. If you are both up to the challenge, it's only six miles to New Smyrna Beach and back.