Inwood New Smyrna is a mostly residential family community with a number of churches and the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum. Unlike closer into the central part of town where the houses are packed together tightly, the homes here have bigger yards and are more spread out. There are also plenty of shade trees in the area to help keep you and your dog cooled down on your walks.
In the immediate area, you won't find much in the way of amenities, but US-1 is only a couple of minutes away, as is SR-44. Both offer plenty of fast-food joints and family restaurants to eat at, grocery stores, and pet supply stores to ensure you and your pup never need to worry about going hungry. There is one small community park called Pettis Park where you and your pooch can go play on the grass in the sunshine.
For the most part, the neighborhood is relatively tranquil with the busiest times of day being morning and evening rush hours. The easy way to avoid this type of traffic is simply to not go out for walks during these times of day. As a family neighborhood, you can also expect to see kids on their way to and from the bus stops. If your dog is even slightly nervous around kids, be sure you use a short leash or avoid the roads around the school grounds.
The ground here is pretty flat, dull, and has nothing whatsoever to add any type of challenge to your walks. The lack of sidewalks means the two of you will be stuck walking on the roads. Along with this, the streets are covered in alternating shade and light, which makes you harder to spot from the driver's seat. Be sure to wear something light-colored to stay in sight.
The only green space in the community is Pettis Park. The park features tennis courts, basketball courts, and a large grass field for you and your dog to go walking on. There is also a playground and a pavilion for picnics along with plenty of shade trees to relax under. It's a great place to take the family and your four-legged friend for a picnic.
If you think your dog needs to spend a little time with their own kind, you can take them out to the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park. The park features two large fenced-in areas. Each section also has plenty of shade trees and a watering station for the dogs. It's a great place to let your dog run around making new friends and catching up with old ones. There is a pavilion for you and the rest of the dog owners to sit under and stay cool while your pups play.