Southport is a small subdivision of single-family homes along Taylor Road and near the junction with Spruce Creek Road. The entire neighborhood sits on a single street that creates a loop with only one way in or out. If you have elementary school children, this is the perfect place to be since your next-door neighbor to the west is the Spruce Creek Elementary School.
Living here also puts you within a five-minute drive of Dunlawton Avenue where there are several shopping centers, strip malls, and grocery stores to choose from selling anything and everything you could possibly need. They even sell food, toys, and treats for that special furry member of your family.
There are woods to the south to explore, the local dog park is only a five-minute drive from home, and if you want a longer hike, the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve is not much more than a ten-minute journey from your front door.
Having a home here is a lot like living in a gated community but without the hassle of the gate itself. With only one road leading in and out of the neighborhood, the only times you are likely to experience moderate amounts of traffic are during the morning and evening rush hours or when the school buses come through.
The flat ground makes for gentle walks with your dog and a fantastic place to teach your kids how to ride their bikes as there's nothing worse than just getting started and suddenly finding yourself flying down a hill! The loop design of the only road in town along with the generous sidewalks offer you and your dog plenty of room to get in your daily exercise and you can always add in any of the nearby neighborhoods as needed to increase the amount of exercise you are getting or simply enjoy spending more time out in the fresh air.
To the south of the neighborhood, there is a small copse of woods with trails you can follow. The right trails will take the two of you to vast fields to the west but, keep in mind, the fields are private property and home to horses, meaning you probably shouldn't be walking your dog here. Still, you can enjoy the woods together.
Five minutes away on Spruce Creek Road is the All Children's Park and the Seemore Memorial Dog Park. The dog park is sectioned off with one fenced-in area for the little guys and one for the big mutts. Each of the two sections is designed for off-leash play and has a watering station and plenty of shade. You will also find plenty of benches in the shade for you to relax on while your pup goes out and plays with the other pooches in the park, burning off some of that excess energy.