Belmonts Riverview has a view of the Indian River North, but the neighborhood doesn't sit on the riverbank. Instead, it is a small collection of houses at the southern end of South Riverside Drive where it curves back towards US-1. What might strike you as odd, however, is that while the homes here are extensive and upscale, immediately to the south on the other side of South Riverside Drive is a mobile home park.
Between this neighborhood and US-1, there are four small strip malls filled with a variety of shops and businesses. Right across the highway in Edgewater Plaza is Peggy's Country Kitchen, a homestyle chain restaurant serving excellent food. If you need to restock the pantry or the dog food bin, there is a Winn-Dixie supermarket in the Florida Shores Plaza a few minutes to the north. The plaza is also home to a Dunkin Donuts. You can take your pup with you and go to the drive-through window for a fresh cup of coffee and a donut or two.
South Riverside Drive runs for miles to the north where it rejoins US-1. Traffic at this point on the road tends to be hectic during the morning and evening rush hours. Thankfully, South Riverside Drive does have the benefit of a sidewalk for the two of you to use for your daily walks.
Most of the houses along this stretch of South Riverside tend to be the large and luxurious types, but those who live here still have to go to work! Many of the homes are filled with families, which typically means that you may come across pedestrians of all ages. You never know when you might encounter them, meaning that you must be prepared for this eventuality. This means having your dog on a short leash and being ready to work with others on how you would like them to approach your dog, especially if they are particularly skittish around strangers.
When it comes to green spaces, the only thing you are likely to find is several areas of woods and undeveloped grass in the surrounding areas. This leaves you with no choice but to take a drive to places where you and your dog are welcome to play.
For example, you can go over to the peninsula and head north to Smyrna Dunes Park. In the 73 acres of this park, five wholly different yet interlaced ecosystems are carefully tended to by a team of volunteers from several of the local schools. It is also home to one of the few dog-friendly beaches in the area, which makes it a great place to take your pooch.
The nearest fenced-in dog park is the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park. Like most, there are separate zones for large and small breeds. There is a pool and plenty of water for thirsty pups. For you, there is seating in the shade to relax on too!