Sitting right alongside Clyde Morris Boulevard, Winter Woods is a small residential neighborhood in an enclosed cul-de-sac community. The homes here are large and have average yards. While you might only be five minutes away from Dunlawton Avenue and the traffic it generates, the noise is far enough away not to be an issue. All around you are more residential neighborhoods and the City Center.
To the south is the central shopping district, offering a vast array of local and big box stores. Along here, you will find a Walmart Supercenter, a Publix Supermarket, pet supply stores, and many others. With food for every member of your family or any spare nuts and bolts, you can find everything you need along this road.
The City Center with its lake, athletic fields, and amphitheater is the nearest green space, but there are several more parks, nature preserves, and the beach all within no more than twenty minutes of your driveway.
Winter woods is your typical family neighborhood with lots of pedestrians and plenty of traffic during rush hour. Luckily, if you stay off Clyde Morris Avenue, you and your dog should be able to take long walks around the community. There are sidewalks for the two of you to use for your daily strolls that keep you isolated from the traffic. The only thing your dog might be spooked by is the noise.
While the flat terrain in this area makes it a great place to get out and about for dogs of all mobility levels, it can become an issue if your pup isn't ready to meet-and-greet every person you come by. With families all throughout the neighborhood, pedestrians frequent the area and can pose an issue for undersocialized pups. Try other, quieter areas for walking if this is the case, or choose the calmer hours of the day to venture out.
In the northwest corner behind the Faith Church-United Brethren, there is a vast area of grass and a small playground for local children. It gives you and your dog a little room to play on something that isn't pavement.
At the City Center, there is a small lake with a walking trail around it. In the summer, there are a number of events at the Kenneth W. Parker Amphitheater for you and your family to attend. To the north of this, there is the City Center Sports Complex and Athletic Fields. Here, you and your dog can run around and play unless games are going on.
To the southwest is Willow Run Park which sits next to Horizon Elementary School. The park has a little grass to run around on, tennis courts, and a playground. There is a small area of woods and two small lakes to walk around to add a little variety to your exercise route.