Taylor Estates is a densely packed community of single-family and mobile homes at the junction Taylor Road and Spruce Creek Road. To the east, the neighborhood ends at Rose Bay and the tributaries leading into the water. Taylor Road splits the community with mobile home neighborhoods on the north side and single-family houses to the south. It is also split on an east-west axis by Spruce Creek Road.
If you go north on Spruce Creek, your journey will take you to Dunlawton Avenue where you will find everything you need including grocery stores and places to buy food for your pooch. Along with stores selling almost anything you could ever want, there are several places for you to eat at, including those with outside patios where you and your pup can sit and enjoy lunch!
You are also close to several parks and nature preserves where you and your dog are always welcome to come hike and play together.
This area of town offers you and your dog plenty of room to go for walks, but not all of the neighborhoods here have sidewalks. When walking in areas where there aren’t any safe walkways and you are forced to walk in the road, it is vital that you take extra precautions to ensure motorists can see you. While traffic in the neighborhoods tends to be light during the day, rush hours are hectic and not the best time for you to be out and about.
The heavy traffic during rush hours can spook even the hardiest of dogs, so be sure you use a short leash that gives you more control and will help instill a sense of safety and confidence in your pup.
The land itself here is very flat and leaves little to be desired if you are looking for a challenging walk. What the area lacks in hills, you will have to make up for with distance by walking around more of the neighborhood.
If you want somewhere for your pup to play off-leash, the Seemore Memorial Dog Park is a few minutes to the south. The park offers separate fenced-in areas for big and small dogs to play in safely. There are water fountains and plenty of shade. For the pet people, there are several benches in the shade for you to relax on during your visit while your pup goes off and plays with the other dogs.
A little further to the south is the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Park. The park covers over 1,600 acres of dense forests, swamps, and waterways. Here, you will also find multiple trails for the two of you to hike along. Keep in mind that you will be sharing these trails, so a short leash might be a good idea for everyone’s safety. Be sure you take time to climb the observation tower as the view out over the swamps is spectacular.