Despite initially being a largely industrial area, it has become mixed-use with the construction of many private residences, especially on the western ridge overlooking the scenic
Chalk Sound Lagoon.
Due to the many junctions and accesses off of South Dock Road, the many hills and elevations changes across the road which limits visibility, and the presence of vehicles that commonly exceed the speed limit, this route is historically one of the more dangerous roads in the Turks and Caicos. Visitors and locals alike are advised to
As the South Dock Road area is adjacent inland to the old Providenciales settlement of Five Cays, fertile portions of the region once served as farmland.
During the post-
Loyalist period of history, life was difficult in the islands and subsistence agriculture, fishing and small-scale trade had to come together to produce the necessities of life. The common crops at the time were maize, beans, pigeon peas, okra, squash, sugar cane and plantains, which would be raised in the gullies and low points between the hills.