The Fiorenzi neighborhood sits on the Indian River North on the south side of the South Causeway. Most of the homes here are older homes, many of which have been converted into businesses. Living here puts you no more than a five-minute drive from the beach and no more than ten or fifteen minutes away from essential amenities such as pet supply stores, grocery stores, bars, clubs, religious facilities, and so much more.
New Smyrna Beach has a lot to offer, no matter where you live. But living here puts you in the middle of it all. There are parks nearby, large nature preserves within driving distance, and miles of beach just five minutes to the east. From forest and swamps to miles of sand, there are plenty of options when it comes to finding great places for you and your dog to get out and stretch your legs.
A good way to describe the terrain in the Fiorenzi area would be flat, urban, and not overly exciting. But you do, however, live on the Indian River North and right next door to the South Causeway that runs over on the beachside peninsula. With a business park in the vicinity and one of the main bridges to the beachside, you should expect there to be a fair amount of vehicular traffic throughout the day and late into the evening, especially during rush hours.
Along with this, you should expect to see a lot of pedestrian traffic during the day thanks to the number of businesses in the area, Riverside Park, and the grassy walkway that runs along the river. When walking your dog during business hours, you should probably keep them on a short leash to prevent them from jumping out in traffic or bothering other pedestrians. Thankfully, the streets all have sidewalks the two of you can use.
On the other side of S Riverside Drive, there is a grassy walkway running from 6th Street to Riverside Park. The walkway makes a great place to take your dog for daily walks. They get to enjoy walking on the grass and you get the pleasure of being out in the fresh air watching the boats go by on the water. At the same time, you both will be out there getting plenty of exercise.
If you hop on the South Causeway, you can be driving to a parking spot on the beach in five minutes on a good day. The beach is the ultimate open space and runs for more miles than you can possibly walk on a single outing. With a variety of terrain types along the sandy dunes, you can vary your workout to your pup's ability levels, creating a great walking experience all around.