Faulkner School is a small neighborhood of single-family homes located between Mary Avenue and Murray Street. This address puts you right on the Indian River where cool breezes often blow to help you beat the sun's heat during the hottest part of summer.
While you are a little bit out from the central part of town, there are a few restaurants in the area to try along with a few convenience stores. If you want a place to buy groceries, clothes, dog food, or other pet supplies, you can find them all within a short drive on this side of the river. There are even more great restaurants, boutiques, and unique stores purveying a considerable variety of goods.
Living here also puts you within a short drive of the beach, a nature preserve, and an aquatic preserve, all of which can be a lot of fun for you and your dog on any day of the year.
Faulkner School is only one block from Washington Street and the N Causeway Bridge so that you may find that traffic along N Riverside Drive and Washington Street tends to be heavy at times, especially during rush hour and peak tourist seasons. Traffic is limited mostly to vehicular, with very little in the way of pedestrian traffic.
The one place you might see a fair amount of pedestrian traffic is the green walkway running along the river going north to Riverside Park. Even then, you may find that this traffic is limited to the early morning hours before things heat up. You can also take your dog over the causeway where you can enjoy the fresh breezes coming off the water to help the two of you keep cool. The causeway even has a concrete barricade to keep you safe from the traffic as this tends to be a bustling bridge.
The nearest green space is the riverside walkway that runs from the New Smyrna Beach City Marina to Riverside Park. This is a very wide strip of grass that is perfect for you and your dog to take your daily walks.
You are also next door to Old Fort Park. Here, you will find plenty of grass to run around on, walking paths to hike on, and the ruins of an old fort whose origins are shrouded in mystery. It's a good place for the two of you to hang out and play for a while.
If long hikes are your thing, then there are several entrances to the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. This 1,600-acre wildlife preserve is home to dozens of different species of animals and birds. It is also home to more than three miles of nature trails for you and your pup to hike along at any time from sunrise to sunset.