Astor is a small community of single-family homes just north of the New Smyrna Beach Airport. This is a residential community that enjoys being close to the Spruce Creek Preserve and Turnbull Bay. Beyond the noise coming from the airport and nearby US 1, this is a tranquil, well-established neighborhood that is clean and is considered to be relatively low in crime. You and your dog should feel safe walking at most times of the day.
While there are a few small restaurants nearby, if you head south, you will find many more that offer a wide range of delicious foods for you to enjoy. The beach is only a short drive into town and is definitely somewhere you need to take your dog on a regular basis. However, if you are going to wait until later in the day, you should stick to the preserve where there is plenty of shade to help keep both of you cool.
Being this far from the center of town, you can expect things to be a bit quiet for most of the day and you would be right. As a predominantly residential community, you should expect heavier traffic during morning and evening rush hours and when the school buses are running. But it's not just vehicular traffic you have to worry about, it's pedestrians as well.
Thankfully, you don't have the same crowds as those living on the beachside. But when the school buses are running, you can expect large groups of kids. This is not the best time to take your dog for walks.
This entire area is flat and is great for pups with mobility issues if you choose the right times of day to venture out. You shouldn't find too many changes in elevation unless you head to the preserve which can have some rougher terrain to watch out for.
This area of New Smyrna Beach is fortunate in that there are plenty of usable green spaces nearby. At the east end of the community is the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. The preserve covers over 1,600 acres and offers a 536-foot long boardwalk that is that start of over three miles of trails.
You live close enough to the beach that you can pile your dog in the car and be there in less than twenty minutes! You can drive out on the sand and park your car, then start your walk. Try walking in the soft sand for a good workout and then using the wet sand and surf for your walk back. The idea is to go as far as you can to get in serious exercise, then cool your leg muscles off on the walk back, taking time out to run around in the waves.