The houses in the Cypresshead section of the Cypress Head Golf Course sit on the west side of I-95 on Pioneer Trail. The homes here are what many would consider to be "cookie-cutter" designs in that the developer chose a basic building style and stuck to it with few variations on the theme.
Living in a golf course community puts you in a relatively secluded neighborhood with the fairways and greens for this part of the course in the center of the community. There is also a vast area of woods to the east, separating the neighborhood from I-95 and South Williamson Boulevard.
While you are on the opposite side of the interstate from the main areas of Port Orange, you are still only a ten-minute drive from the city's central shopping district along Dunlawton Avenue. Here, you will find the majority of the shopping in town, including big-box retailers, supermarkets, superstores, and restaurants.
This is one of the more peaceful areas of town, but you should still expect to see some traffic during the morning and evening rush hours. Thankfully, there are plenty of sidewalks for you and your dog to walk around on and grass berms to keep you separated from the roads. During the hottest part to the day, your pooch is sure to appreciate the grass to walk on instead of the pavement.
There are two other things you need to be aware of when out walking with your dog in the neighborhood. The first is the number of children at play at play as they tend to act first and think later. Keeping your dog on a short leash will help to avoid any pedestrians that create any nervousness or uncertainty in your pup. The other issue is the occasional golf cart that may come trundling along. After all, you do live on a golf course!
One of the worst things about living in the middle of a golf course is the vast green space around you that your dog is not welcome to use. If you're interested in alternative spaces to roam with your pup that isn't directly in the vicinity of the neighborhood, there are a few options a little further away.
Fortunately, if you take Pioneer Trail east under the interstate, you are less than five minutes from one of the many entrances to the 1,637 acres that make up the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. You couldn't ask for a better place to take your dog for long hikes in the woods and wetlands! There are plenty of trails to follow, including at least one that goes all the way down to New Smyrna Beach. The preserve also has a 15-foot high observation tower that looks out over the wetlands that is worth checking out.