Sitting directly opposite the Sugar Mill Elementary School on Charles Street is the neighborhood of Amber Village. This triangularly shaped community is filled with modest houses and families who have children of all ages. One reason people choose to live here is the relative peace and quiet the area offers. While you are close to the central part of town, you are just far enough away from it to not have to deal with the constant noise and traffic.
For essential amenities, Dunlawton Avenue is one minute to the south and is home to the vast majority of stores, shops, and shopping centers in town. Along this road, you and your family should be able to find just about anything you need.
There are parks nearby and nature preserves within twenty minutes of your home. The beach is even closer and is a great place to take the family for some fun in the sun and the family dog for long walks!
Amber Village is a tight-knit community where most of the homes have plenty of kids, dogs, and everything else that goes with a family neighborhood. All streets have sidewalks for the two of you to use for your daily walks. Unfortunately, there isn't much in the way of shade to help keep the sun off your back.
You and your pup may want to avoid going for walks during morning and evening rush hours as the streets here tend to be bustling during these times. Thankfully, the heaviest traffic only seems to last about an hour at each end. The rest of the day, you'll only need to keep an eye out for other pedestrian traffic and the many kids who live here and like to play outside. A short leash is the best way to keep your dog under control and everyone safe.
If you take McDonald-Madeline Road to the west, it will lead you to the woods at the bottom of Reed Canal Park. The park also offers a small lake you can walk around with your dog and a vast area of grass to play around on. This is a trendy place for people to bring their dogs to play, but you'll need to keep them on a leash.
Ten minutes to the south is the only dog park in town. The Seemore Memorial Dog Park is a one-acre park with three different play areas. Access to two of them is based on size and the third one is for dogs with special needs. There are watering stations in each area and benches in the shade for you to hang out on.
Ten minutes to the east is the beach. Early mornings are a fantastic time to get out on the sand with your pooch in tow. Beat the heat and enjoy this large greenway with your furry friend!