The Meadows of Sugar Mill is a small community of single-family homes in the middle of St. Andrews Golf Course. The community is built around a large pond and is surrounded by the golf course and green spaces. Sadly, despite the beauty of the fairways, dogs are not permitted on the course.
Living here puts you far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city that you can come home from work to plenty of peace and quiet. The only thing you have to worry about is local traffic. If you like to eat out, there are plenty of places worth checking out to the east in the center of town.
Living in the middle of so much green does have one advantage: it tends to be a few degrees cooler than living in the center of town where everything is paved. This is something you are sure to appreciate as the summer weather starts to heat up!
Living in the middle of a golf course tends to mean living where traffic is limited to those who live in the community, a few service and delivery vehicles, and all the occasional golf cart. You'll also need to avoid the greens of the golf course itself.
There is only one road into the community, Red Maple Way, in the southwest corner. This alone helps to keep traffic down and each of the branch streets here ends in a cul-de-sac, further slowing things down. Thankfully, there are plenty of sidewalks for you and your dog to walk on, so you don't have to use the streets, helping you stay safe from wayward golf carts. As for the ground here, it is one of the few areas of New Smyrna Beach where there are a few slight variations in elevation to help add a little variety to your strolls together.
It can be hard to imagine living in an area where you are surrounded by green space that you cannot take your dog for a walk on. But such is the life of living in the center of a golf course like St. Andrews. Luckily, there are several large areas of woods around you where you might find a few trails to take your dog for walks on.
Thankfully, there are several parks and preserves within a short drive of your home. The closest are probably Otter Park North and Otter Park South. These connected parks are divided by Otter Boulevard and offer acres of woods with plenty of trails for the two of you to wander around on in search of the many different forms of wildlife who call this place home. In Otter Park North, there is a small lake the two of you can hike around where your pup can also go swimming!