The community of Spruce Creek Woods sits along Taylor Road across from the Spruce Creek High School and less than two minutes from the junction of Taylor Road and Dunlawton Avenue. The homes here are upscale single-family houses with sizable yards that feature plenty of shade trees. The only thing missing here are sidewalks for you and your dog to use for your daily walks.
If head west on Taylor Road, it will take you to the I-95-Dunlawton Avenue interchange. Dunlawton is the main east-west connector that runs from I-95 through town, over the Halifax River, and finally over to the beach. Along Dunlawton Avenue are the majority of shopping opportunities in town. There are several shopping centers, big box retailers, grocery stores, pet supply stores, and restaurants to be found between the interchange and the river along both sides of this main road. You should be able to find everything you need for your entire family in this area!
This is a tranquil neighborhood with traffic limited to residents. Even rush hours are reasonably quiet. However, Taylor Road does tend to be bustling during the day as a main connector to Dunlawton. You and your dog will find plenty of friendly streets in the nearby neighborhood for the two of you to walk along. Some have sidewalks, while others do not. On those streets without sidewalks, extra care should be taken to ensure your safety.
As with any family community, you and your pup are likely to come across moms pushing their little ones in strollers and plenty of kids playing in their yards, on the sidewalks, and in the streets. Even if your dog is used to other pedestrians, a short leash or a detour into some quieter areas may be necessary to ensure that your pup isn't too stressed when you're out and about, getting the exercise they need.
The one thing missing here is a park that you and your dog can walk or play in. However, if you go east on Taylor Road and south on Spruce Creek Road, your journey will take you to the All Children's Park and Seemore Memorial Dog Park. At the children's park, your kids can play on the themed playground set, dance around on the splash pad, have a picnic in the shade, and go for walks on the nature trails.
While the kids are having fun in the park, you can take your dog next door to the Seemore Memorial Dog Park. The park covers an entire acre and is divided into fenced-in sections for big dogs, small dogs, and dogs with special needs.
Ten minutes to the east on Dunlawton Avenue will take you to the beach. Park anywhere and then you can go for walks along the dunes!