Aqua Golf is a large planned community immediately to the west of the New Smyrna Beach Golf Course. Part of the neighborhood has the golf course in their backyards and the rest is surrounded by narrow waterways that lead into the tributaries forming Turnbull Bay. Like many of the communities surrounding the golf course, there is only one way in and out to help keep traffic to a minimum.
One major advantage to living here is that you are just far enough from the hustle and bustle of US-1 to enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with suburban living without being far from the amenities you need. Depending on how far you feel like walking, there are restaurants within walking distance. However, if you need groceries or pet supplies, you will have to drive. Keep in mind that, no matter what you need, most of it is only a short drive from your front door.
One of the great things about the way this community was laid out is the single road leading in and out of it. This helps to keep traffic to a minimum. In fact, the only time you are likely to see much in the way of traffic is during morning and evening rush hours. Sadly, the one thing missing from most of the neighborhood is anything in the way of sidewalks.
The only street with a sidewalk is Fairway Drive. Beyond this, you and your pup will be walking on the roads and there is very little shade. To make things safer and more comfortable for both of you, take your walks early in the morning before the heat gets too unbearable and traffic starts to flow. You may, however, find a few walking trails along the various waterways that will take you both off the pavement and away from any traffic.
While your home is to the west of two massive green spaces in the form of golf courses, they are only open to those with two legs. Pets are generally not allowed. But to the west on Enterprise Avenue are Otter Parks North and South. These parks are split in two by the New Smyrna Beach Multi-Use Trail. The trail is open to hikers, joggers, dog-walkers, cyclists, and horseback riders and runs from I-95 into town.
These two parks offer acres of dense woods with numerous trails running through them for you and your dog to explore. Keep in mind that there are critters living in the woods, so be respectful, and leave them alone. The northernmost park has a large lake in the western half that is perfect for hiking around and for your pup to go for a nice cool swim in when the thermometer is standing at ten degrees past melting.