Located out on Taylor Road on the west side of Interstate 95, Reedy Creek Acres is a neatly planned community that features a couple of lakes and areas of woods for your enjoyment. The homes here are upscale and sit on carefully manicured lots. While there may be small areas of forest around the neighborhood, most of the sidewalks have no shade trees for you and your dog to walk under.
For shopping, you can walk to Westport Square. Here, you will find a Publix Supermarket, a Kohl's, and plenty of quick-service restaurants. The Pavilion 14 & RPX Regal Cinemas are also located here, making it easy to get to for date nights!
There are nature preserves, a dog park, and the beach all within a drive of fewer than twenty minutes. If you want to head deep into the wilderness, the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area is no more than twenty-five minutes to the west on US-92.
Reedy Creek Acres is a carefully laid out community with plenty of sidewalks for you and your dog to use for your walks. They will, however, be very hot walks as there aren't any shade trees to go with the sidewalks. Like any other residential neighborhood, you have to time your walks to avoid the rush hour traffic in the mornings and evenings, along with plenty of school buses during the right time of year.
With the terrain being mostly flat, you won't find much variation to excite an overactive pooch. You may need to take your trips out to the beach where you'll find more varied areas to walk, though other nearby neighborhoods may also provide some change of pace if you're simply looking for something new. Either way, the area is best for pups that don't require much exercise. Otherwise, you'll have to make some stops at the local parks.
To the northwest of the community, there are small areas of woods where you and your dog may find trails to walk on under the shade of the trees. Less than fifteen minutes to the south and the two of you can be in the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. Here, you and your dog can enjoy over 1,600 acres of wetlands, swamps, and forests to hike through.
Cruise to the east on Dunlawton Boulevard and, in less than fifteen minutes, you could be looking for a parking spot on the beach. Bring the whole family, including your canine companion, and a picnic lunch. There are miles of sand for the two of you to hike along, plenty of seashells to search for, and the coastal waters to swim in. Early mornings are the best time of day to hit the area as there aren't many people out at this time of day beyond others walking their dogs.