Living in a community like the Trailwood Townhouses that is set back off of South Nova Road has its good and bad points. The main negative point is the steady drone of traffic flowing by all hours of the day and night. The townhomes here are at the west side of the neighborhood and, luckily, those buildings to the east do help block the noise.
The grounds do offer a little bit of a noise buffer from time to time. There are plenty of shade trees and on the other side of the privacy fence is a small creek with a walking path running along it. There are major grocery stores within five minutes of your home such as a Winn-Dixie and a Publix. Walmart is also nearby if you need it! Along Dunlawton Avenue, there are several strip malls, shopping centers, and some of the best local and chain restaurants in town.
Although traffic along South Nova Road stays steady all day long and doesn't slow down much at night, within Trailwood Townhouses, the only time there is much hustle and bustle is during rush hour. Even with this, there aren't that many homes here, so rush hour traffic is easily manageable. You just have to keep your eyes open and be prepared to move out of the way should a car be coming down the street.
Even though you might not have much in the way of cars to deal with, this is a family neighborhood. With this comes plenty of pedestrians of all ages, moms with strollers, cyclists, skateboarders, and other passersby which can distract your dog and make them harder to control. The best thing you can do is keep your pooch on a short leash or take alternate walking routes through the nearby communities to avoid any major crowds.
The lake on the other side of South Nova Road is the only thing close that qualifies as green space. The lake is more of a retention pond, but it does give you and your pooch a green space to walk on instead of being stuck walking of pavement all the time.
If you like the idea of being able to hike for miles in the Florida forests, Tiger Bay State Forest is less than twenty minutes to the west. The forest is part of the 30,000 acres of the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area. There are dozens of trails running throughout that are open to horseback riders, cyclists, hikers, and others who are out walking their dogs.
The Seemore Memorial Dog Park is ten minutes south on Spruce Creek Road and offers plenty of room for your dog to run around in one of the three fenced-in areas. Each has water for the dogs and shady places to sit for their human companions.