Billville is a neighborhood of family homes sitting at the corner of North Myrtle Avenue and SR-44, Lytle Avenue, and the South Causeway. There are a few businesses, including a restaurant, along Canal Street, but beyond this, most of the buildings here are houses. Living here has a number of advantages including the fact that the beach is only a five-minute drive over the causeway.
Along with the community restaurant, there are several others in the area and plenty more on the other side of the causeway once you cross over the Indian River North. Living in Billville puts you close to the center of town and many essential amenities.
Best of all, there are several parks and nature preserves in the area for you and your dog to take long walks in. They offer a variety of terrain for both of you so you aren't always walking on paved surfaces which can be tough on your dog's paws.
Unfortunately, you live next door to the South Causeway, a major artery feeding to and from the beach. While your house might sit back from the road, it is busy from early in the morning until very late at night. Along with the constant drone of traffic flowing past, you are likely to see a lot more traffic in your neighborhood than you might in other areas of town.This is especially true during the morning and evening rush hours.
Billville is one of the more established communities and has sidewalks for the tow of you to walk on along with plenty of shade trees to help keep the sun at bay when you have to go walking during the heat of the day. In reality, you should be going for walks during the early morning hours when things are still cool after a night without the sun beating down on everything.
There is a tiny park on the corner of South Myrtle Avenue and Canal Street, but there is a larger area of grass to the southeast of the community where you and your dog can play. A little further to the east is Riverside Park on the Indian River North where you can enjoy the walking trails and the wide grassy areas that run north and south on the riverbank. It's only a four-block walk from your home but it is sure to make for some delightful walks together.
If you like the idea of taking your dog somewhere to play with other dogs off-leash, the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park is nearby. The park offers fenced-in areas for both large and small dogs, each of which has a water fountain. It also offers a covered pavilion to provide dog owners with a shady place to sit while their dogs run around with other canine friends.