You might expect a townhouse community to be, well, in town. However, the Rangewood Villas are out in the woods on Gary Hunt Road. If you have a home in this region, it can feel a little like living in the "boonies" as your home and those around you are surrounded by dense woods. This makes for a very tranquil area to live in and one that is far enough from both town and I-95 for the noise and traffic not to bother you.
On your way to the Walmart on Clearlake Road, you will pass a Publix supermarket along with several other businesses in the two strip malls that occupy both sides of Clearlake at this point. This entire corner of town has a lot to offer beyond the Publix and Walmart as there is a CVS, an Anytime Fitness, an ALDI, and several places to eat, including Great Wall Chinese.
If you are used to living in town, moving out here can be a bit of a shock because you are surrounded by dense woods instead of large residential communities. Gary Hunt Road ends in a cul-de-sac just past the Ridgewood Villas, keeping traffic down to residents only. Along with the townhouses, there are several single-family houses on both sides of the street. Even with all of this, traffic is never heavy enough to have much of an impact on your ability to go walking with your dog.
There aren't any sidewalks in this area to walk on, but there is enough grass on both sides of the road. You can walk on the pavement while your pooch hits the turf to save their paw pads from damage. Not only are paved surfaces rough, but during the heat of the day, they are typically too hot for your pup to walk on safely.
The various units of the Ridgewood Villas have modest areas of grass around them that you can use for short pit stops. However, if you need or want more, then you are surrounded by woods, meadows, and lakes, much of which is open for the two of you to explore! However, some of these areas are fenced off and marked as private property, so be sure you know where you are walking with your dog to avoid any unpleasantness should you be caught trespassing.
If you go south to West King Street and head west, your car ride will take you to the F Burton Smith Regional Park. This 1,080-acre park is open to everyone in your family with the exception of the family dog. It is, however, open to service animals. Luckily, if you keep heading west, you'll end up at the Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area where there are 60 miles of trails for the two you to hike along.