Craig Farms is a relatively new neighborhood off of Town West Boulevard and Tomoka Farms Road. Living here gives you a sense of living in true suburbia with neighbors settled within feet of each other in a tight-knit community. Having a home here puts you far enough away from the heart of the city to enjoy peaceful evenings. However, this is a growing area that is sure to become more developed in the not-too-distant future.
Despite the feeling of being away from town, it's not more than ten-minutes to the shopping centers at the intersection of I-95 and Dunlawton Ave. Here, you and your family should be able to find everything you need, including food and treats for your four-legged friend.
Living out here, you are surrounded by woods with trails running through them to hike along in the shade which comes in handy during the summer months. You are also within driving distance of nature preserves and wildlife management areas.
At the moment, the community sits among a dense area of woods that has numerous trails running throughout it. This gives you a place to walk in the shade when the temperatures are in the nineties. Keep in mind that, as new housing developments go in, these woods may disappear!
Many of the streets here are dead ends which helps reduce the amount of traffic. Rush hours can be a bit busy, but again, are limited to coming and going residents. Thankfully, the developers added sidewalks along both sides of every street and added walking trails along Town West Boulevard to give you and your pup somewhere to walk. There are even grass berms between the sidewalks and streets for your pooch to use and lakes to hike around.
Even if you stick to walking within the community, you should have no problem getting in plenty of exercise as the area is quite large.
Living here currently puts you next to vast areas of woods that have yet to be developed. Until this happens, you and your dog can enjoy hiking along the many trails in the area. The dense shade will provide a welcome relief from the scorching summer sun.
When the time comes that these areas undergo development, you are only a short drive from one of the many entrances to the South Tomoka Wildlife Management Area. This vast area of woods, trails, and lakes is part of the 30,000 acres that make up the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area.
In 1998, over half of the area was devastated during wildfires. It took the efforts of the park service, the state, the county, and countless volunteers to help restore the Tiger Bay WMA to the beautiful place it is today for you and every member of your family to enjoy whenever you have a little extra time on your hands.