Madeline Heights is a small family neighborhood of single-family homes close to South Nova Road and at the northern edge of Port Orange. The houses spaced apart on larger lots give everyone more room to enjoy life. The community sits on Hudson Lane and Winchester Road in an "L" shape which helps provide you and your dog with a safer place to walk.
While living here does provide you with a certain amount of privacy and tranquility, it doesn't mean you are far from the essential amenities like grocery stores, places to buy pet supplies, and a selection of tasty places to eat. Between the strip malls at the corner of South Nova Road and Dunlawton Avenue, you should be able to find just about anything you are likely to need.
You're also within driving distance of the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area and the beaches along the Atlantic coast where the two of you can hike for miles together.
The terrain out here is flat and only partially developed around the community as you might expect, living this close to South Nova Road. Also known as SR-5A, this road is a major north-south thoroughfare running from the tip of Ormond Beach all the way to the southern tip of New Smyrna Beach and beyond. It is a major commuter route that is exceptionally busy during morning and evening rush hours.
Madeline Heights sits off McDonald Road, which, unfortunately, happens to be a major feed road from the many communities in the surrounding area. To keep yourself and your dog safe, be sure you stay off the main roads while walking and use a short leash for better control and safety. On weekdays during the school year, you will also be dealing with plenty of school buses running the kids back and forth to Sugar Mill Elementary School.
There are several large areas of undeveloped land around the neighborhood where you and your dog might be able to go for walks. The nearest "park" is the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. Trails run through the carefully maintained botanical gardens and there are plenty of shade trees to help keep the sun at bay while you enjoy the area.
Five minutes to the north is Reed Canal Park, a large grassy area with a lake. Here, you and your pup can enjoy walking and playing in the vast open fields or hiking around the water. But, if you want a great workout where you can enjoy plenty of fresh salt air, sunshine, and surf, then you are only a fifteen-minute drive to the beaches of Daytona Beach Shores and Wilbur-by-the-Sea. The beaches offer miles of sand to walk on and, of course, the warm waters of the Atlantic to swim in and cool down after your long walk together.