Turgot Terrace is a medium-sized neighborhood between US-1 and the Indian River North across the highway from the local Parks & Recreation office. Most of the homes are single-family with the odd duplex tossed in for good measure. They all seem to sit on large lots with plenty of room for your kids and, of course, the family dog to run around on. Most of the homes are protected from the sun's potent glare by shade trees.
You can take your dog for a walk to the Little Caesar's Pizza at the corner of East Turgot Avenue and US-1. Just be sure you bring someone with you to hold onto the leash while you go inside for your pizza as dogs are not allowed to be in the store. Those houses along South Riverside Drive are large and luxurious with private docks jutting out into the river. If you need groceries or food for your pooch, there is a Winn-Dixie less than five minutes away in the Florida Shore Plaza.
Turgot Terrace is a working family neighborhood, which means that during the morning and afternoon rush hours, there is likely to be a fair amount of traffic. To make matters worse, only East Turgot and South Riverside Drive have sidewalks. The other street, Orange Avenue, does not, leaving you with no choice but to walk on the road. Even the flat terrain, which is easy to navigate, can't provide safety from the passing vehicles.
On the other hand, you can use the sidewalks on East Turgot and South Riverside Drive. They offer you a safe place to walk your dog if you must take them out for walkies during the busiest times of the day. No matter what time of day you choose to go walking, you should always keep your pooch on a short leash that lets you maintain better control in the event that something should happen to startle them.
One of the advantages to living in Turgot Terrace is that right across US-1 is the city Parks & Recreation office along with Hawks Park. The park offers a vast area of grass with paved walking trails for you to enjoy. The trails go through a small area of woods and come out at the Southeast Volusia YMCA, where there is even more grass for the two of you to enjoy. One thing to keep in mind is that you shouldn't take your dog for walks when the fields are in use.
For anything more than this, you will have to take your pooch for a ride in the car. Not that they will mind! Your drive can take you to the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park on Paige Avenue in less than fifteen minutes. It's a great place to take your pup as it is the only park in town where they can have fun running around without being hampered by a leash.