For those that love eating out instead of heating up the kitchen, living in Sweetwater Estates could be your dream location. In this area, you live next door to the Dunlawton Center Condo, one of the two main shopping centers in the city. Along with a Target and a Lowe's Home Improvement Store, there are several restaurants and numerous other stores to shop at.
Living here also puts you next-door to the I-95 interchange which is perfect for those who must commute to Daytona or the Cape for work. You also live next to the Spruce Creek High School, which, unfortunately, can mean dealing with the noise and traffic it generates. The one thing there isn't much of nearby is green space for you and your dog to walk or play on. For this, you're going to have to hop in the car and take your dog for a ride.
Being a family neighborhood this close to both Dunlawton Avenue and the I-95 Interchange means dealing with a fair amount of traffic during the daily rush hours. Beyond this, there is only the occasional vehicle passing by. Because of this, Sweetwater Estates is a tranquil spot with only the traffic noise from Dunlawton and I-95 to disturb you.
Walking your pup around the neighborhood should never be a problem, especially if you avoid the busy times of the day. However, since you are walking your dog in a family neighborhood, you are likely to have to deal with kids of all ages playing in their yards, on the sidewalks, and even in the streets. The best way to make sure your pup isn't upset to the point at which behavior becomes an issue is to use a short leash that lets your pup know they are safe.
Behind the local high school, there is a small section of woods and a lake. There are walking trails around the water and in the woods. It's a cool and convenient place to walk your dog during the hottest part of the day.
If your pooch is like most, they like running around with their furry friends without needing to be on a leash. The Seemore Memorial Dog Park is only five minutes away on Spruce Creek Road. This one-acre park offers three fenced-in areas for pups to use and plenty of room to play.
Less than fifteen minutes to the east is the beach. You can drive out onto the sand and park your car! From here, the two of you can hike in the sun and sand all afternoon. Just don’t forget that no matter how far you go on the outbound leg of your journey, you must be able to walk the same distance back.