There is only one road into College Manor. The entire community is surrounded by trees, giving you the sense of being out in the country, despite being close to available amenities. The houses are all single-family, upscale, working class homes. Like many suburban neighbors, the homes enjoy modest yards that have room for a pool and for your dog to run around in.
From your home, you will find plenty of places to shop and eat. At the corner of Clearlake and Dixon Boulevard, there is Harvey's Supermarket and a Walgreens. If you get hungry during your walk, there is a Sonic Drive-In less than fifteen minutes away with a walk-up window! If you need more than this, it's only a six-minute drive north on Clearlake Road to the Walmart Supercenter where you should be able to find just about everything your family needs, as well as any necessary food or treats for your canine companion.
College Manor is a working-family neighborhood with sidewalks for you and your pup to enjoy. During the morning and evening rush hours, the traffic can be a little hectic, but it doesn't last long. Once you determine when the roads around you are busy, you can plan your walks to avoid those particular hours.
Because College Manor is a family neighborhood, you should expect to encounter other pedestrians during your walk, especially considering the lack of any steep hills or grades to provide impediments to pedestrians and their pups. Keep your pooch on a short leash to ensure that you give others enough space to walk or consider venturing into nearby parks to provide your pup with adequate room, especially if they are particularly sensitive about strangers.
Protect your pup's feet from hot pavement by going for walks during the cooler parts of the day and avoid the midday heat as much as possible, especially during the summer months.
If you have a home in College Manor, you are surrounded by vast areas of woods where the two of you should be able to find plenty of trails leading into them. Along with this, there is a wide strip of land that has been cleared to make room for the FPL transmission lines to run through. This not only makes it possible for FPL to maintain the power lines, but also provides you and your pooch the ability walk for miles to the west underneath the lines themselves.
For those who love taking their dog to an off-leash park, the nearest one is the aptly named Barks and Recreation. The really cool thing about this dog park is that behind it is a vast area of grass with a lake in the center of it! The two of you can walk around the water before you go into the fenced-in areas. These zones have plenty of shade and water for the dogs as well as plenty of seating.