Country Club Chalets is a small duplex subdivision along Wayne Street and across from the New Smyrna Beach Golf Course. While far enough away from the North Dixie Freeway to avoid most of the noise and traffic, you are close enough to the highway for your commute to work, any number of great places to eat, and shopping for groceries, dog food, and just about anything you might happen to need.
Along with this, you have access to I-95 for all points north and south and I-4 for your commute to Orlando. All the advantages of being near the big cities without having to live in them are only a part of what makes living here so popular. While Daytona Beach might grab all the attention for having the World's Most Famous Beach, real surfers know the waves here are far better and the beach tends to be a little less crowded.
The neighborhood sits on a single road with a loop on the end of it, keeping traffic to a bare minimum. The only times of the day when traffic might be a little busy are morning and evening rush hours. Even then, it's minimal.
The one thing missing here is sidewalks for you and your dog to walk on. This means you will be walking on the road. While the western end of the road is unshaded, the eastern end where it loops around is heavily covered.
Being this close to an elementary school means having to deal with a lot of school bus traffic at the appropriate times of the day. You may also find a lot of kids walking to school and home. If you must walk your pooch during these times, be sure to keep your dog on a short leash for their safety.
The nearest green space is the New Smyrna Beach Golf Course, but like most golf courses, dogs are not permitted. However, to the north there are multiple entrances to the 1,637 acres that constitute the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. This nature preserve has numerous trails running through it for you and your dog to hike on, including one that offers you a 6-mile round trip to Rose Bay and back. Be sure you climb the observation tower and take in the spectacular view of the swamps.
If you like to give your pooch a chance to run and play off-leash, the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park is only ten minutes away. Here, you will find two fenced-in sections for large and small breeds to play safely in. There are watering stations to help keep the dogs hydrated in the summer heat and a shaded pavilion for you to sit under while your dog plays out in the sun.