The area west of I-95 is one of the fastest growing residential areas of Port Orange. In fact, the area in and around Coquina Cove is still being added to! This is a very new planned community of large family houses arranged on neatly ordered rows of streets. To get here, you can follow Town West Road out of town or Tomoka Farms Road running north and south on the west side of the community.
Although there currently isn't anything in the way of essential amenities out here, you are only a five-minute drive to the junction of Dunlawton Avenue and Interstate 95. Here, there are dozens of stores where you can buy everything you need.
Living out here currently offers you the advantage of being next door to a number of undeveloped areas where you and your dog can go play. There is a park in the community and a sports complex to the north as well as the vast Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area nearby.
Currently, the area out here is still relatively quiet with the only real traffic you should expect to see occuring during the usual rush hours. During these times, the two of you can use the sidewalks to make your walks a little safer or, better yet, simply plan to take your walks at times other than rush hours. Fortunately, the roads within the community have plenty of safe walkways for you to use.
The ground itself is quite flat and, at any given time of the day, you are likely to run into mothers with strollers and kids playing, riding their bikes and skateboards, and running around. Situations like this can lead to an increased level of stress for your dog and the potential for adverse behavior. Choosing quieter times of the day for your walks and using a short leash will help you keep them safely close and under control at all times.
Because the area is still under development, there are areas of grass and trees near you that your dog may currently be able to use for your daily walks. However, as the area becomes more developed over time and these areas succumb to the need for housing, the woods will disappear.
Directly to the north is the Coraci Sports Complex, Athletics Field, and Park. Together, these areas combine to create a lot of grass for the two of you to use.
If you and your pooch are up for the drive, it's only a short trip out to the Tiger Bay State Forest. The forest is part of the 30,000-acre Tiger Bay and Tomoka Wildlife Management Area. Here, you and your family can hike for miles in the woods, enjoy looking for some of the many animals and birds who live here, and awe at the fantastic way in which the forest has been restored since the wildfires in 1998.