Lakewood Terrace is a single-family home community on S Glencoe Road and close to the junction of SR-44 and I-95. This makes Lakewood Terrace an excellent place to live for those who work in Daytona, Jacksonville, Orlando, or the Cape area. Living here puts you only ten minutes from downtown New Smyrna Beach where you can find everything from great places to eat to pet supply stores and grocery stores. At the same time, you are only twenty minutes from the beach or the Tomoka Wildlife Management Area.
Much of the land around the Lakewood Terrace community is still undeveloped with plenty of woods, open fields, and trails for you and your dog to walk on. Having this much space nearby is a little unusual for a small city like New Smyrna Beach, but the shady woods will come in handy for walks during the hot days of summer when you can't get out early in the morning.
One big advantage to living here is the lack of heavy traffic. As a family-friendly neighborhood, traffic here tends to be heavy only during morning and evening rush hours. The rest of the time, you might see a little light traffic such as delivery vehicles and the mail carrier. During the day, especially in the summer months, you are far more likely to see kids out at play than cars on the streets.
Unless your dog happens to be skittish around crowds of kids, this should not be a problem. If they are, you should consider using a short leash while out for your daily walks.
The one thing missing here seems to be much in the way of large shade trees along the sidewalks. You and your dog will be walking in full sunlight, providing yet another good reason to go walking in the early morning hours before things start to heat up.
One of the more unusual features of living out here is the sheer amount of green space surrounding the neighborhood. Better yet, there are plenty of trails running through the area and a large lake. The woods run all the way up to I-95 and SR-44, making them a great place to take your dog for their daily walks instead of sticking to the sidewalks and the streets where things might be a little more stressful.
A two or three-minute drive from your house is the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park. The park offers two fenced-in areas, a large one for the bigger dogs, and a smaller one for the little guys. This way, everyone gets to play safely! Each has a watering station for the pups, waste bags and disposal bins, and a shady pavilion for you to sit in while your dog gets out there and makes new friends or catches up with old ones.