Flemings sits between the Halifax River to the east and South Ridgewood Avenue to the west. Most of the homes here have an excellent view of the Halifax River and the boats sailing by. To make your walks even more fun, there is a wide grass berm running along the water for many blocks in both directions.
There are plenty of places to shop in town, including grocery stores, pet stores, and pet supply stores where you can find everything you need for your pet from food to their favorite treats. If you like to eat out, Port Orange offers an incredible smorgasbord of restaurants serving a vast array of American and international cuisine.
From your home, you are only a few minutes from the beach to the east and the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. Both offer excellent places to take your entire family, including the furry member, for fresh air, sunshine, and exercise.
Sitting on South Ridgewood Avenue means being on one of the busiest roads in town. This street is bustling from early in the morning until very late at night. It gets especially busy during morning and evening rush hour as everyone heads to or from work. But keep in mind that this road is busy most of the time and is not your best choice of places to take your pooch out walking. If you must do so, be sure to use a short leash to protect them.
One thing that is going to draw a lot of extra traffic to the area is the flea and farmer's markets next door. The one thing missing from the neighborhood seems to be sidewalks. But you can use the grass berm on the other side of Halifax Drive for your daily walks. Not only does this get the two of you away from the traffic, but the grass is much more pleasant to walk on.
Beyond the walkway along the riverside, the nearest green space is the beach. It's less than a ten-minute drive over the Halifax River. Like many of the beaches in this area, you can drive and park on the sand itself. The best time of day to go walking with your dog in the area is early in the morning before the temperature and amount of traffic start to climb.
A few miles to the south is Rose Bay and, on the other side, the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. This is a nature preserve that covers 1,600 acres of forests, wetlands, and swamps. There are numerous trails running throughout the preserve for you and your dog to hike along and a fifteen-foot-high observation tower to climb that lets you see out over the swamps. Be sure to get an early start as the preserve is a very popular place with hikers and dog walkers alike.