Hammond Street is a residential road running between Pioneer Trail and Woodland Avenue. It sits on the east edge of Otter Park North and South. The homes here are large, single-family houses with big yards filled with shade trees. While the setting might be rural, you are only a short drive from important amenities such as grocery stores, restaurants, and places to buy dog food and other pet supplies.
There are several parks and nature preserves within driving distance and the beach is not more than twenty minutes to the east. Along with this, you are only ten minutes away from the only fenced-in dog park in the city.
If you plan to live along Hammond Street, you won't lack for great places to take your dog for walks on any day of the year, no matter what the weather happens to be like. Should it be a rainy day, you can always grab an umbrella to keep your walks on schedule.
Living here puts you in a rural environment where the only traffic you are likely to encounter being during the morning and evening rush hours or when the school buses are running. The only real vehicular traffic here is the few business and delivery vehicles working in the area. As for pedestrian traffic, the only time you are likely to encounter any people walking in the area is when the buses are running and it's usually kids and their parents.
However, this being said, anytime you walk your dog along a road when there is either vehicular or pedestrian traffic, you should keep your dog on a short leash to keep them safe and at your side. However, with Otter Park North to the west, you can consider using the trails through the woods for your walks instead of the roads as it may be a much safer option!
The biggest and nearest green spaces are Otter Park North and Otter Park South. The two halves of this vast wooded area are split in half by the New Smyrna Beach Multi-Use Trail that runs from I-95 to the west and into the heart of town. The trail is open to hikers, bikers, and joggers.
The parks offer plenty of shaded trails for the two of you to explore, most of which are hidden in the shade. This can come in handy when the summer sun is beaming down on you and the time has come for you to take your pup out for a walk. While the shade won't necessarily keep you from getting hot, it could save you and your dog from getting heat stroke. Keep in mind that summer temperatures here routinely hit the 90s, making the risk of sunstroke pretty high if you don’t take precautions.