Banbury is a small neighborhood on a loop road that starts and ends on Jackson Street. The houses here are larger and sit on carefully manicured lots in a very neat and well-kept community. The area is full of large shade trees that not only help keep the houses protected from the scorching summer sun, but also to keep the sidewalks shaded for more comfortable walks.
With South Nova Road only a block away, you have direct access to the shopping centers where you can find everything you need from groceries to pet supplies.
There are several parks and nature preserves for you and your entire family to enjoy. Of course, you are only a few minutes to the east of the miles of sand running along the Atlantic coast where everyone can have fun playing, going for long hikes, and going for a refreshing dip in the waves as often as possible!
Like most of Port Orange, the land around Banbury is flat and unexciting. It doesn't offer much in the way of challenge to help you and your dog build muscles and stamina. There isn't much in the way of traffic on the loop, however, this is only one small area of a much larger residential community.
With all the homes here, you can expect to see more traffic in the area during rush hours and while the school buses are running. Rather than let the traffic ruin your walks, you will be much better off if you go out during different times of the day. This entire part of town is family oriented, meaning you are likely to see a lot of kids out playing during the day. If your dog is even slightly skittish around kids, be sure you keep them on a tight leash to help keep them under control.
One block to the south of Banbury is Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, home to botanical gardens, nature trails, and room for you and your dog to stretch your legs in the shade. It's also the nearest green space within walking distance. A little to the north and just inside the South Daytona city limits is Reed Canal Park, a large area of grass, trails, and a lake to hike around.
If hiking on the sand feels more like your sort of thing, the beaches of Daytona Beach Shores and Wilbur-by-the-Sea offer plenty of sand, surf, and fresh air every day of the year. It's a fifteen-minute drive, but once you get there, the two of you can use the soft sand for a workout, take a refreshing dip in the waves, and then stroll back to the car on the firm, wet sand. No matter what time of year you choose to walk on the beach, you won't regret it!