Horizon is one of the many newer subdivisions in Port Orange. The single-family homes are densely packed on a loop road, providing a very close-knit community. Like many communities here, there are shade trees and a small lake for you and your pup to enjoy. The neighborhood is just north of Dunlawton Avenue on Clyde Morris Boulevard.
While this puts you on top of a bustling intersection, it also means you are close to a variety of essential amenities, including a Walmart Supercenter where you can buy everything you and your family need. Beyond this, Dunlawton is the main connecting road from I-95 to the beachside towns of Daytona Beach Shores and Wilbur-by-the-Sea.
The one thing missing from the community is green spaces within walking distance for you and your dog to use. To the west, by Horizon Elementary School, is the tiny Willow Run Park where there is just enough grass to say that it's there.
Living near the intersection of Clyde Morris and Dunlawton puts you in a hectic part of town. Both of these roads are major thoroughfares and remain steadily bustling from early in the morning until late at night. Being close to stores like Walmart only adds to the traffic. The fact that Dunlawton Avenue is the connector to I-95 and all points north, south, and west just makes things worse during rush hour! Even if you aren't taking your dog walking at this time, the noise will seep into your home.
Fortunately, the areas to the north are residential, offering you and your pup places to walk where you can use the sidewalks to get away from the noise and traffic. Since the ground here is very flat, both of you will find having access to numerous residential blocks allows you to decide how much or how little exercise you get each time you go out.
The only green space within walking distance of your home in Horizon is the small lake that is part of the community. However, if your pooch is like most and loves going for rides in the car, there is an off-leash dog park no more than ten minutes away on Spruce Creek Road. The Seemore Memorial Dog Park offers two fenced-in sections separated for large and small dogs. The sections have benches in the shade for you to relax on and watering stations for when your pup gets thirsty.
If you go south on Williamson Boulevard, the drive will take you to several entrances to the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. This 1,637-acre nature preserve offers miles of trails and spectacular views of the swamps from a 15-foot high observation tower. For those who love to hike, it's a six-mile round trip to New Smyrna Beach and back. This is a very popular trail for hikers and dog walkers alike.