Daugherty's Todd Grant is a rural community on Mooneyham Drive, situated in a heavily wooded area close to Turnbull Bay. Despite the rural setting, living here puts you within a ten-minute drive of downtown New Smyrna Beach where you can find a wide selection of restaurants, shops, and other amenities.
A drive further to the east puts you on the beachside where there is more shopping, several more excellent restaurants for you to check out, and numerous pubs and taverns.
For those who crave the great outdoors, there are also several large green spaces for you and your dog to go for long hikes in. Each of these areas has something different to offer the two of you for your daily hikes. Then again, the neighborhood is surrounded by trees, so you may find that there are enough trails running through the woods for your daily walks so you can save the bigger areas for weekend walks.
Unlike many of the communities in New Smyrna where homes have completely taken over the terrain, here in Daugherty's Todd Grant, it's still a heavily wooded area. Most of the homes here have very large yards mixed in with large tracts of trees. You aren't likely to have to deal with much in the way of traffic beyond those who live here.
With this in mind and, given the fact the area is heavily wooded, extra care should be exercised while out walking your pup. The trees make the roads shady in some areas and dappled with sunlight in others. This can make it very hard for motorists to see you.
The walking out here should be nice and easy with flat terrain and lot of shade for you and your dog to enjoy. However, if you want something a little more exciting to explore, there are several green spaces nearby.
Beyond the vast areas of woods surrounding the neighborhood, there are several green spaces within a five to ten-minute drive of your home. The Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve offers miles of trails for you to go walking on through a wide range of terrain.
You can also take your dog over to the beach where you can enjoy walking along miles of sand. Use the soft sand for the outbound leg of your walks and then come back on the wet sand and in the ocean to cool off, taking some time to have a swim if you'd like!
If you prefer to have a wide-open grassy area for your dog to play on, you can take them over to Doris Leeper Park. Along with acres of woods, the park also features a vast grassy area that is a very popular place for bringing dogs out to play.