Woodlake is a combination of cookie-cutter homes, woods, and a large lake. All of this is just off South Nova Road, close to the intersection of Nova and Dunlawton. The houses here are upscale, sitting on very neatly kept streets. Many of those who live here have the lake in their backyards which creates a beautiful backdrop for family barbecues.
If you need groceries or dog food, there is a Winn-Dixie Supermarket on the other side of the woods to the south. Should you prefer to shop elsewhere, Dunlawton Avenue is home to many different stores like Publix, Walmart, and a Pet Supermarket. It is also home to a wonderful selection of local and chain restaurants, strip malls, and dozens of local shops.
There is a vast park across the street from the northwest corner of the community. The beach is only ten minutes away and so is the town dog park. There are plenty of different places to take your dog for playtime!
Living in a family-oriented community such as Woodlake means being part of a neighborhood that not only takes care of it, but also one where neighbors keep an eye on what's going on. This helps make the area a safer one to live in. It also means you need to learn when the morning and evening rush hours are and when the school buses come through. Both of these tend to create their share of traffic, which can make walking your dog more challenging.
With a family-friendly atmosphere, you should always be on the lookout for children of all ages at play. Be sure to use a short leash for maximum control while you're out and about, especially if your pup is particularly skittish or not entirely comfortable with children. Alternatively, you could get up early and take your walks before everyone gets up. The area is a safe one for walking at any time of day.
Buschman Park and the Margaret Buschmann Park are just across the street. These two areas include a large lake with a boardwalk leading to the pavilion far out into the water. There is a walking path for you and your dog to use, lots of grass to play on, and nature trails running through the trees. There is a playground for the kids and a picnic pavilion where the whole family can relax in the shade!
If you go south on Spruce Creek Road, you will eventually end up at the All Children's Park and Seemore Memorial Dog Park. Both parks have unique features. The children's park has a large playground for the youngsters, tennis courts, and large softball fields. The dog park covers an entire acre and is divided into three sections, including one for dogs who have special needs, are injured, or are too old to handle the main areas. It’s a great place to let your dog run around off-leash!