The homes in Raulerson are older and sit under large old-growth trees in a well-kept neighborhood filled with families. On the north side of West Knapp Road, there is a large area of grass and trees where you and your pup can go to play when you have the time. The field offers plenty of room for the two of to run!
Living this close to New Smyrna Beach, there are several restaurants to the north and a strip mall with a few stores. However, if you need food for your family, including the pooch, the nearest place to shop for them is the Winn-Dixie less than three miles south on US-1 in the Florida Shores Plaza. The closest pet supply stores are further to the north in New Smyrna Beach along SR-44. Parks are in short supply in Edgewater, so you must drive to find the nearest ones, including the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park.
Raulerson is a working family community with West Knapp Road being one of the main roads leading out to US-1. During both the morning and evening rush hours, traffic can be pretty hectic. With no sidewalks for you and your dog to hike along, you must stick to the roads or cross over to the wide area of grass and trees for your walks. Keep in mind that, while there are sidewalks along both sides of US-1, this is a bustling highway from early in the morning until late at night.
The one place you should never take your dog for walks is the FEC railroad tracks immediately west of the neighborhood. First, the land on either side of the track is private property, meaning you can be fined if caught walking along them, but this is only a small issue. The big problem with walking by the tracks is the risk of one of you being injured by one of the passing trains.
The nearest green space of any size is across West Knapp Road. This large field makes an excellent place to take your dog for walks, but you must use a leash for everyone's safety. While it might seem as though there is no reason to do so, be sure you carry plenty of bags with you to clean up any messes your dog leaves behind.
Being this close to New Smyrna Beach means that you are only a short drive from the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park. This park offers separate fenced-in zones: one for small dogs and one for the big guys. Each zone has plenty of water for the dogs and there is a swimming pool for them to play in and to keep cool during the summer heat. Best of all, there is plenty of shade for you to relax under while your pooch runs off and plays.