Airport Road Commercial is a small area on the corner of Taylor Road and South Williamson Boulevard that is all business, including a Walgreens and several other stores. Behind this area, however, is a large residential community and a small lake. Many of those who choose to live here do so for its proximity to the I-95 interchange for commuting north and south.
Of course, living this close, the interstate and the junction with Dunlawton Avenue tend to make the area quite noisy and bustling all through the day and long into the night. But while the noise is a nuisance, you are within a five-minute drive of stores like Walmart where you can buy everything your family needs.
Living out here on the west side of I-95 puts you within driving distance of the beach, the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area, and many other green spaces where you and your dog can enjoy going for hikes.
The terrain inside of Airport Road Commercial itself is mostly paved parking lot with two major roads running past, carrying plenty of traffic all day long. Both Taylor Road and South Williamson Boulevard are not the kind of roads you should be trying to take your dog walking along as the noise and traffic are only like to startle your pup and make it harder to control them.
The communities to the south are open for you and your pooch to go for walks in together and tend to be busy only during rush hours. You may also encounter a significant amount of pedestrian traffic around the businesses and within the nearby residential communities. Most of the pedestrian traffic is likely to be children at play, which is yet another good reason to keep your dog on a short leash while you are out and about, walking in the local neighborhoods.
Directly to the west is a small field and the lake belonging to the residential communities directly to the south. There is room for you to run around and play on the patch of grass and a paved walkway around the lake to use.
The nearest dog park is only ten minutes away on Spruce Creek Road. In fact, the Seemore Memorial Dog Park is the only one in town. In this one-acre park, there are two fenced-in areas. Each area offers plenty of shade, benches for you to sit on, and a watering station in each area to help your pooch cool down after playtime is over.You can also cruise south to the 1,637 acres that comprise the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. This nature preserve has miles of trails running through on the way to New Smyrna Beach. Take a moment to climb the 15-foot high observation tower as it offers a breathtaking view out over the wetlands!