Sugar Mill is a single-family home community in the Sugar Mills Golf Course. Most of the homes here are moderate in size and offer larger yards and plenty of shade trees. This is a nice quiet place to live with little in the way of traffic beyond rush hours in the morning and afternoon. However, you do pay for the peace and quiet with a lack of amenities in the immediate vicinity.
This being said, you are no more than a fifteen to twenty-minute drive from your doorstep to just about anything you need from fast-food to surfboards and pet food for your favorite furry friend.
Along with being next door to the golf course, living here puts you close to the large areas of woods in Daugherty's Todd Grant and Ward Higbees Trope Grant. These woods offer you an area of trails in the shade to walk under in the heat of a summer day.
Living next door to a golf course on the outskirts of town is a very peaceful existence. You won't have much in the way of traffic to deal with on your daily walks with your dog. This is providing you take your walks at any other time besides morning or evening rush hours. During these hours, you should avoid going for walks as there aren't any sidewalks to keep you away from vehicles.
The one thing you can't do is take your dog out for walks on the golf course as they are not welcome. This is a planned community and, like many of the other communities throughout the various courses, it does not have much in the way of shade trees to keep walkers comfortable. The best time of day to go walking during the hottest part of the year is during the early morning hours before things start heating up.
The vast areas of woods to the east of the community offer you plenty of shady trails to hike along. But, if you want something a little bigger and more challenging, you'll need to hop in the car and head west on SR-44 to the Tiger Bay State Forest and Tomoka Wildlife Management Area. This area covers over 30,000 acres with miles of trails to enjoy.
If you prefer to walk in the fresh ocean air, the beach is only twenty minutes to the east and offers the two of you miles of sand to explore. The dual terrain of soft and wet sand makes for an excellent workout that will help both of you build your leg muscles and endurance. Plus, you get to take a dip in the water to cool off at the end of your walk as you enjoy a swim with your four-legged friend!