Nestled between I-95, South Williamson Boulevard, and Clyde Morris Boulevard, Hidden Lake is a large community of single-family homes wrapped around a small lake. While there is some highway noise at all times of the day and night, the buffer zones help, and you do get used to it in time. Living here also puts you close to Dunlawton Avenue, the shopping heart of Port Orange.
In one shopping trip along Dunlawton, you will find multiple grocery stores, strip malls, pet supply stores, and places for you to pick up everything you could possibly need to take care of your home and family.
If you are looking for green space, there is a tiny park on the southern edge of the community and large areas of undeveloped zones towards the west between you and the interstate. The local dog park is only a ten to fifteen minute drive to the south and the beach is only fifteen minutes to the east of Dunlawton Avenue.
Hidden Lake is a working community, meaning that twice a day during the morning and evening rush hours, the streets within the neighborhood fill up with motorized traffic going to and from work. As a family area, there are going to be kids of all ages playing in their yards on the sidewalks, in the streets, and getting on or off the many school buses that run through every weekday.
Thankfully, there are plenty of sidewalks for you and your dog to walk on, helping to keep you away from the traffic. Be sure you use a short leash as it will give you far more control in the event your pup gets over excited. You can always take your dog out for walks and playtime in the buffer zone where you never have to deal with traffic and there is plenty of room to run.
There is a small lake in the southern part of Hidden Lake with limited access and Willow Run Park next to the Horizon Middle School. While small, the park offers a patch of grass for your dog to play on while the kids enjoy the playground and tennis courts.
The undeveloped buffer zone between the neighborhood and the interstate offers plenty of woods and open fields for the two of you to explore.
The nearest and only dog park is fifteen minutes away to the south on Spruce Creek Road. The Seemore Memorial Dog Park offers a full acre of fun for you and your pup to enjoy that is split into separate sections for large and small dogs. Each section offers watering and rinse stations as well as benches in the shade for you to relax on while your dog goes off and play with the other neighborhood pooches.