The community of Clearview Heights is to the west of the city center in a rural setting. Most of the area is developed and covered with single-family homes set on large lots. The yards set in front of these homes have plenty of room for a family pooch to run around and lots of shade. To the west is Fern Meadows where the homes are stacked virtually on top of each other in this single-developer community.
For shopping, take SR-524 north where you will find a Publix, ALDI, and Walmart Supercenter, all of which can be used to feed everyone in your family, including the one with those sad eyes that melt your heart. Alternatively, you can take West King Street towards town and hit the Sam's Club if you are a member and like buying in bulk. The local dog park is only five miles to the east and there is a boarding kennel two minutes to the west on West King Street.
Despite the rural setting, Clearview Heights is still a working family neighborhood without sidewalks. This means you and your pooch are relegated to walking on the roads. These same roads tend to be busy in the morning with people heading off to work and the school buses running during the school year. Walking your dog during these times may not be your best choice, but walking on the streets within Clearview Heights provides plenty of shade trees to keep the sun at bay.
Other pedestrians will be a frequent occurrence as you wander this neighborhood. The flat terrain makes the region walkable for even the youngest and oldest pedestrians and pets. No hills sit in the neighborhood to make it hard to navigate and the streets mostly loop back into themselves, resulting in an area that is hard to get lost in. Just keep an eye out for vehicles as they pass.
Living out here in Clearview Heights puts you in a semi-rural setting. To the south and west of your home, there are miles of woods laced with trails others before you have carved. The woods can be a great place to go hiking with your pooch, but you do need to be careful. Some of these areas are private property and you should not be walking there. The other thing you have to worry about is the wildlife. There are lakes scattered throughout these lands and some may or may not have alligators you'll want to watch out for.
If you prefer taking your pup to somewhere they can safely run around off-leash, there is a dog park five miles to the east on Pluckebaum Road. Called Barks and Recreation, the park sits on a sizeable green space with a lake you can walk your dog around before taking them into the appropriate fenced-in area for some play time with the other pups.