If ever there was a community where you can truly say you are living the life, Ellison Acres might just be the one. Living here puts you next to a beautiful creek that flows into two vast forested parks filled with trails for you and your dog to hike on. But wait, it gets better! There are several places to eat out less than five minutes from your front door, a pet store, and a grocery store. There are even new car dealers for when the time comes to replace that old clunker.
Nobody who lives here could honestly say they miss most of the amenities that come with living in the CBD of New Smyrna Beach. Instead of endless noise and all the hustle and bustle, you get a short commute and tons of peace and quiet to sit back and enjoy those long summer evenings sipping an iced tea in the backyard or taking your dog out for a walk.
The only bad thing anyone can say about living here is that the neighborhood fronts on Highway 44 a very busy artery with several auto dealerships along with a business park as your neighbor. There is a sidewalk on the north side of the highway that takes you past the Bruce Rossmeyer's Harley Davidson Dealerships and to the east where you will find places to eat and shopping. This is a very busy area and not the best place to take your dog walking.
The only thing missing that would make this a quiet private community is a gated entry. There tends to be very little in the way of vehicular traffic which is a good thing as there doesn't happen to be any sidewalks, leaving you and your dog no choice but to walk on the streets. This is a friendly and relatively safe neighborhood, so you should feel safe taking your dog out at most hours of the day.
The amount of green space for a community next to a significant highway is quite amazing and one of the best reasons to live here with your family and your furry friend. Ellison Acres is literally surrounded on three sides by woods. It also sits on the east bank of Turnbull Creek. More importantly are the two parks directly to the north.
Aptly called Otter Park North and Otter Park South, Turnbull Creek runs right through both parks. Along with the creek, there are plenty of walking trails running deep into the parks. Depending on which way the two of you choose to go, you might come out at a small lake or find the New Smyrna Beach Pioneer Trail that takes you into town if you go east and for many miles to the west. The trail is an excellent place to log some serious hiking miles that will be good for both of you!