Sun Lake Estates is a residential community of single-family houses located along Spruce Creek Road close to Dunlawton Avenue and I-95. On a good day, you can be on I-95 in less than ten minutes unless you are commuting during rush hour, in which case, it might take you a little longer.
Living here also puts you close to a wide range of shops and restaurants at the intersection of Taylor Road and I-4. The intersection is home to West Port Center, the Pavilion 14 Movie Theaters, and many others. Dunlawton Avenue will take you to a Walmart Supercenter where you can buy plenty of groceries for your family and everything you need to keep your pooch happy.
It also puts you a short distance from the beach and several other green spaces where you, your family, and your canine companion can get out and go for walks out in the fresh air.
Living out here means being in a quieter part of town. But, having said this, you will still have to deal with traffic during both morning and evening rush hours. On top of this, you have school buses running through the area twice a day along with all the kids getting on or off. The community consists of two separate loops with limited access which does help keep the traffic down.
There are sidewalks for you and your dog to stroll along that take you all the way around the community and over to the next one. You and your dog should be able to use them for nice long walks on just about any day of the year as the weather here is either hot and humid or warm. January tends to be a bit on the cooler side with a little rain, but nothing you and your dog can't handle.
A few blocks to the north on Spruce Creek Road, you will find the Seemore Memorial Dog Park. The park offers two large fenced-in areas, one for larger breeds and one for the smaller ones. Doing this ensures everyone gets to play without fear of being trampled on or having their ankles bitten. The park also offers watering stations in both sections along with plenty of shade and benches for you to sit on.
Directly to the south is the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. It might take you twenty minutes to get here, but the miles of trails running through the swamps and forests are more than worth the trip. You and your dog can take the main trail all the way to New Smyrna Beach if you are up for it. The hike is a full six miles, but it too is worth it!