Edison Ridge is small residential community located just off US 1 and S Dixie Freeway right behind a small strip mall. Most of the homes here are single-family, sitting on quiet residential streets with plenty of sidewalks. For those who are looking to grab a bite, there are several places to eat within walking distance. If you like going out to the movies, the strip mall is home to the New Smyrna 12 AMC Theaters.
From here, you and your pooch will also be able to walk to the Indian River. There is an extensive walking space starting at 6th Street and going north. You might have to drive to the nearest pet supply store or dog park, but both are within ten to fifteen minutes away. On hot summer days, you and your dog can head to the beach for an early morning walk followed by a dip in the ocean before the day gets too warm.
Edson Ridge consists primarily of flat residential streets filled with single-family homes. The community is split by US 1 and S Dixie Freeway with a large apartment complex and businesses on the west side. The north-south streets have sidewalks on both sides for you and your dog to walk on, however, to move east or west to another block, you will be walking on the streets, so be sure you keep an eye out for traffic.
While most of the busy traffic is on US 1, the residential area is relatively quiet, making it safe for the two of you to go walking most parts of the day. For something a little different from the day to day walks around the block, you can always walk over to the river and use the wide grass strip that runs up to the S Causeway Bridge. It's a much more pleasant walk for both of you.
There are plenty of green spaces around the Edson Ridge area, starting with the wide strip of grass along the riverbank. On the other side of the river, the Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve offers plenty of space for the two of you to explore on foot or in a canoe.
A drive to the east takes you and your dog to the beach where you can walk for miles in either direction, enjoying the struggle of walking in the dry sand or having fun in the surf.
If you prefer a little dense forest and plenty of nature trails, the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve is to the north. The Preserve offers 1,637 acres of forest and wetlands for you to explore. Your walks start with a 536-foot long boardwalk that leads to 3 miles of trails to wander along. The trails will take you to a 15-foot high observation tower from which you can see for miles!