Located between bustling US-1 and South Ridgewood Avenue, Carlton Place is a small family neighborhood with a blend of older and newer homes. Living here puts you just a few blocks from Dunlawton Avenue. You can use this road to take you to some of the best shopping outlets and restaurants in town or over to the beach where you can find plenty of touristy shops and even more restaurants.
There are a few parks in the area, but the only one you can really walk to is the Father Smith Complex. Luckily, you and your dog can be on the beach in five minutes unless the traffic is particularly heavy.
For those of you who work further afield, Dunlawton will take you all the way out to the I-95 interchange from which you can commute north to places like Daytona, St. Augustine, and even Jacksonville. I-95 will take you to the Cape and the Air Force base located there.
Unfortunately, no matter how you look at it, this is a busy part of town. Not only does Carlton Place run perpendicular to US-1, but it's only a few blocks from Dunlawton. The traffic on these two major roads is steady from early in the morning until late at night.
The traffic gets even worse during the morning and evening rush hours and, while it might not have a major impact on Carlton Place itself, definitely impacts the neighborhood with excessive noise and extra traffic cutting through. Instead of trying to take your pooch for walks along one of the busiest roads in town, you may find yourselves far better off using the wide strip of grass on the other side of Halifax Drive. The grass is a lot more pleasant to walk on and you are safe from the traffic. This grassy area runs for miles in either direction, allowing both of you to enjoy walking along the Halifax River.
At the Port Orange Adult Center, the Father Smith Complex offers a large baseball field for the two of you to play on. However, this is the only green space within walking distance beyond the grassy area along the riverbank. For anything more than this, a trip in the car is in order.
A five-minute drive will take you over the river and to the beach where you can drive and park your car on the sand. Taking a long walk on the sand offers you the opportunity to give your legs an amazing workout in the soft, dry sand. When you finally reach the point at which you need to turn around, you can take a quick break to have a swim! It's a great way for both of you to cool off. Then hike back to the car on the firm, wet sand for an easier journey.