If you are searching for a home near the woods of the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve, this area might be just what you are looking for. Sterling Chase contains medium to large-sized homes, many of which have their own swimming pools. As one of the newer communities, both sides of the streets are lined with grass berms and sidewalks. While slightly isolated, Sterling Chase is within driving distance of dog-friendly parks, pet supply stores, and a fantastic selection of multicultural restaurants for you to choose from. The Preserve also helps to keep the noise from nearby I-95 down to a dull roar, even on the busiest of days. Large sections of the neighborhood have lakes in the backyard as there are two in the center of the area.
There are approximately 227 days of sunshine and no snow to worry about in Sterling Chase. You should be able to walk with your pup on most days!
The terrain here is flat, like most of the Port Orange area. Thanks to the sidewalks in the community, you and your pooch can go walking around the blocks to get in the exercise you both need. While ground like this may not seem to present much of a challenge, it is up to you to find ways to take your walks to the next level.
On this side of I-95, the bulk of the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve offers you and your dog in excess of three miles of nature trails to hike along. The trails all lead to the 15-foot tall watchtower and, from there, they merge and lead all the way to Rose Bay. The trails are great for biking, horseback riding, hiking, and taking your pooch out for long walks. While you are on the trail, be sure to climb the watchtower so you can look out over the marshlands surrounding Spruce Creek.
Inside the boundaries of Sterling Chase, the only greenways are the land around the lakes, people's yards, and the outer edges of the two lakes. But to the east of the neighborhood lies miles of woods, swamps, and trails that go together to make up the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve with miles of trails leading to Rose Bay.
On the west side is Tiger Bay State Forest which is an extensive network of wetlands that form a vital part of the area's aquifer. There are two lakes along with numerous ponds scattered throughout the park that are well worth hiking into with your pup. There is one hiking trail, the Buncombe Trail, and one equestrian trail, the Rima Ridge Trail, both of which are an excellent place for you and your pooch to hike along. These are only a couple of the available trails for you to explore with the bounds of this vast greenway.