Briarwood Mobile Estates is a large mobile home community located along South Nova Road and close to Rose Bay. Like most mobile home communities, the homes in Briarwood are packed together with small yards. There is a small lake and plenty of sidewalks for you and your dog to use as you wander.
South Nova Road will take you to the nearest grocery store in less than five minutes. Here, you can buy everything you need to fill your pantry and refrigerator. You can also choose from a large selection of popular dog food brands to ensure your pup stays happy and well-fed. A little further north will take you to Dunlawton Avenue where you will find more stores along with a great selection of restaurants.
There are several green spaces nearby, including nature parks, nature preserves, and the beach where you and your dog can spend hours hiking along the sand enjoying the sunshine and fresh air.
Being this close to South Nova Road, you can expect to be dealing with a significant amount of traffic during the day and late into the evening. Even though Briarwood is a senior's community, you will see traffic here swell significantly during morning and evening rush hours. Unless your dog is comfortable walking near this level of traffic, you should consider taking your walks early in the morning before things start building up.
The neighborhood does have plenty of sidewalks for you and your pup to walk along, but they are a bit on the narrow side; another good reason for timing your walks to avoid the bulk of the traffic. The ground here is flat, meaning you need to be creative in where you go for your strolls together. Go outside of the community to those surrounding you to add variety and distance to your hikes.
To the south of your home is Rose Bay and access to the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. This 1,600-acre preserve offers you a view of spectacular swamps and dense forest. There are multiple trails for you and your dog to explore or you can hike the three miles down to New Smyrna Beach. There is a 15-foot tall observation tower in the preserve that lets you look out over the swamps.
If you prefer to spend your time enjoying the ocean air and sand, it’s only a ten to fifteen-minute drive to the beach. Here, you and your dog can get in a good workout using the soft sand, then take a nice refreshing dip in the water before strolling back to your car on the wet sand. It’s so much easier to walk on! Be sure you take the time out to search for seashells on the way home!