Palmers is a small community of single-family homes along Yupon Avenue and S Cooper Street on the beachside peninsula of New Smyrna Beach. The houses here enjoy shaded yards to help keep them a little cooler during the scorching days of summer. Living in Palmers also puts you in an excellent location to take advantage of the many amenities nearby.
Of course, having a home here also puts you within a five-minute walk of the beach and the amazing clear waters of the Atlantic. The sandy dunes make an excellent place to take your family for some fun in the sun and your pup out for their daily walks.
When you need groceries or pet supplies, there is a Publix grocery store on the corner of E 3rd Avenue. You will also find several other stores along this road along with a few bars and restaurants that are definitely worth checking out.
While the main road to the east, S Atlantic, is typically very busy on any given day, the streets in and around Palmers are much quieter. They tend to be bustling only during morning and evening rush hours when many of those who live in or around the area are headed to work or coming home. Beyond this, your walks with your dog should be relatively quiet.
Keep in mind that while S Cooper Street has a nice wide sidewalk for the two of you to walk on, Yupon Ave provides no sidewalks to utilize. Be sure you take extra care when walking on any road as it is much easier for you to see motor vehicles coming at you than it is for the drivers to see you. In fact, you should be wearing light-colored clothing during the day and reflective clothing after dark or before sunup.
Living in Palmers puts you close to several different green spaces, the closest of which is the beach itself. Famous for its outstanding surf, the beach offers miles of sand for the two of you to go hiking on. The soft sand works your leg muscles and helps you build stamina while the wet sand is much easier and gives you the opportunity to go for a swim.
Five minutes to the north is Smyrna Dunes Park. This unique park offers five different ecosystems. There is a 1.5-mile long boardwalk for the two of you to use that takes you above the sensitive dunes to the dog-friendly beach. While you must keep your pooch on a leash in the park, you can let them go swimming in the inlet all you want! In fact, you can take a dip with them in the warm waters during the summer months. It’s a great way to cool off and have a little fun with your four-legged friend.