Bucks is a tiny neighborhood on Old Mission Road just off SR-44, which is a bustling highway all day long. Despite being so close to the busy roadway, the houses here are in a shady, heavily wooded setting. Being close to SR-44 puts you close to several chain restaurants, a Publix grocery store, and several other small stores including a pet shop on Wallace Road.
While you might not be in the center of town, living within two blocks of SR-44 means you can be there in less than ten minutes and that you and your pup can be on the beach in less than twenty. In fact, from your home in Bucks, you can be anywhere in New Smyrna Beach in twenty-five minutes or less, depending on traffic. The area sports a number of green spaces in the form of nature and aquatic preserves, parks, and, of course, the beach.
"Country flats" would be a good way to describe the terrain out here in Bucks. Simply put, the area is not heavily developed at the moment with large wooded areas in abundance. SR-44 is a very busy highway on any given day and is not the best place to take your dog for walks even though there are sidewalks and walking paths running alongside it. About the only vehicular traffic you are likely to see besides this roadway would be during rush hours.
With families living here, there are likely to be kids playing or getting on or off the school bus. If you must take your dog out for walks during these times, you'll need to keep them on a tight leash to ensure no one gets hurt. At the same time, you should wear light-colored clothing to help motorists see you in the shade and further ensure your safety.
The entire neighborhood sits in a heavily wooded area where you will be able to go for walks on the many trails running through them. To the west of your home on SR-44 are Otter Park North and Otter Park South, two halves of the same park that are split in half by the New Smyrna Beach Multi-Use Trail. You and your dog can go for long walks on this trail that runs from I-95 all the way into the center of town. It's an excellent way for the two of you to log some healthy hiking miles!
The parks are heavily wooded and full of hiking trails that can easily take you to the large lake in the northern half of the park. The lake is the perfect place for your four-legged friend to go swimming to help them cool down before you head for home.