If you like the idea of living out in the country while still being relatively close to the heart of town, then Washington Park may be the perfect place for you to raise a family. For many of those who live here, the yards can be measured in acres rather than city lot size. Each of the homes is surrounded by dense woods. Some of the properties have small lakes and ponds on them while others have houses that almost disappear into the trees.
When it comes to buying food for your family and the pooch, there is a Publix Supermarket within five minutes of your home and a Winn-Dixie less than ten minutes away. Both of these stores can be found along US-1. Along this same strip of highway, there is a multitude of stores and restaurants, both local and chain, for you and your family to sample when no one wants to cook.
Living out in Washington Park is a great way to get away from the constant hustle and bustle of US-1 and downtown Edgewater. Traffic is mostly limited to residents and the occasional delivery vehicle. This doesn't mean you don't have to worry about traffic, only that there isn't as much of it as you would have to deal with if you lived in town.
The one thing you won't find is some form of sidewalk or paved path along Volco Road for the two of you to walk on. However, on both sides of the street, there are wide grass berms that offer plenty of room for both of you to hike as far as you feel like. Volco Road's southern end connects to Beacon Light Road, while its northern end connects to US-1 after crossing the railroad tracks, giving you plenty of room to stretch your legs in relative safety.
No matter where you turn in this neighborhood, there are trees as far as the eye can see. Of course, with dense forests come plenty of trails for the two of you to go hiking on under the shade trees. These woods stretch to I-95 and then for miles to the west.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a dog park, the nearest one is a short drive away in New Smyrna Beach, a drive of approximately 20 minutes. The park features two separate areas, one for small and one for large breeds. Along with having plenty of water for thirsty pups, there is a pool for them to play in as well! In addition, like most dog parks, there is plenty of seating in the shade for you to relax under while your dog goes off and plays with the rest of the visitors in the park.