Joint Venture is a tiny neighborhood of large homes on even larger lots, just off Wayne Avenue and across the street from Chisholm Elementary School on N Duss Street and N Myrtle Avenue. Living here also puts you very close to the New Smyrna Beach Golf Course. This is a lovely shaded area of town and, despite being extremely close to the central part of town, feels more like you are living out in the country.
However, don't let the county setting fool you as you are only a five-minute drive from the heart of town and access to the many amenities found there. These include grocery stores, pet supply stores, bars, and exceptional restaurants. From here, you can also take one of the bridges over to the peninsula and the beach where you and your pooch can go for long walks in the cool morning air every day of the year if you want to!
Despite the proximity to the school, this a relatively quiet neighborhood. The traffic on any given day is minimal, limited to those who live here and the school buses that feed the elementary school next door. Going for walks with your dog should be a relatively pleasant experience as the roads are lined with shade trees. But the two of you will be walking on the roads as there aren’t any sidewalks. Extra caution should be exercised to ensure your safety and that of your dog.
Twice a day, you may have some traffic with rush hours, but more than likely it will be pedestrian traffic as the school doors open in the morning and after the last bell in the afternoon. This doesn't mean that you can't take your dog for a walk during these times. It just means you should use a short leash to keep them under control for everyone's safety.
The area is relatively green in that the houses here have large tree-filled yards, but if you want a large green space to play in, you and your dog will have to go for a ride in the car. Where you go will depend on what direction you take!
To the east is the beach with soft and wet sand to vary the effort needed during your walks. To the north is the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve, a 1,637-acre nature preserve full of swamps, forests, and miles of trails that you can take all the way to Rose Bay if you are up for the challenge.
To the west are Otter Parks North and South, offering you acres of woods and trails to walk on along with access to the New Smyrna Beach Multi-Use Trail that runs from I-95 to the center of town. To the south is the dog park with two fenced-in areas to enjoy.