The community of Glenwood Village sits close to I-95 and South Williamson Boulevard. It is a small neighborhood of modest single-family homes with two main roads and four cul-de-sacs. Living out here puts you just far enough away from the heart of the city to avoid the noise and traffic while enjoying a little peace and quiet. However, being close to I-95 means that the noise will filter in during periods of heavy traffic.
Although you might be living out from the heart of town, you are no more than a ten-minute drive from Dunlawton Avenue where you will find stores like Walmart, Publix, and the Home Depot. You can fix it, feed it, and wrap it all within a few minutes of your home! Buy food, puppy chow, and a dog house. It's all available right here! When you don’t feel like shopping, you can pop your dog in the car and follow Dunlawton Avenue across the Halifax River to the beaches of Daytona Beach Shores and Wilbur-by-the-Sea.
Living out here helps keep the heavy traffic to a minimum with morning and evening rush hours being the only time you are likely to experience much of it. However, this is a family-friendly community and, at any given the time of day, you and your pooch are likely to encounter kids playing, moms walking with their little ones in strollers, other dogs, and more. So you'll want to exercise caution!
Then there are the daily school buses for each of the schools. No matter how you look at it, things tend to be bustling during the day. For you and your dog, this means trying to time your walks for times when both vehicular and pedestrian traffic are at a minimum. This means early in the morning or later in the evenings. Keep in mind that it stays quite warm here far into the evening, making morning walks a much better choice.
Glenwood Village is surrounded on three sides by wide areas of grass and a small copses of trees at the west end. These areas are very popular places with dog walkers as they offer something besides pavement to walk on. The area to the west is big enough for the two of you to run around and get in a little play time.
A three-minute drive to the south will put the two of you at Willow Run Park, a small park with a playground next door to Horizon Elementary School. There is also a small area of grass for you and your pooch to play on.
If you are looking for an off-leash dog park, there is only one in town. The Seemore Memorial Dog Park offers large fenced-in areas designed to keep large and small dogs separate. Both sections have benches in the shade for dog owners to relax on and water fountains for the pups to help them stay hydrated while they play.