Sitting along Old Mission Road and behind New Smyrna Beach Fire Station #50, Glendale Estates is a small community of single-family homes sitting against a backdrop of trees and a pair of small lakes. Living here gives you the impression of living out in the country while still being close to amenities such as a Winn Dixie grocery store and fast-food restaurants. More importantly, you are only ten minutes away from the heart of town.
Living in Glendale Estates also puts you within fifteen minutes of the beach where you will find some of the best surf in the area and plenty of sand for you and your pup to go walking on. The best part is, with the mild weather, you won't find many days when you and your pooch won't be able to get out for your daily walks. There are plenty of places besides the dunes to take your walks that are sure to add to the fun.
While Lytle Avenue tends to be a bustling thoroughfare, living on Old Mission Road means being in a relatively quiet neighborhood. Most of the day, while traffic may be whizzing by on Lytle, the only real time you are likely to see much in the way of traffic here is during the early morning and evening rush hours.
You might also see a certain amount of traffic when the school bus is running through, but beyond this, the neighborhood stays pretty quiet and safe, making it an excellent place to walk.
Only two things are missing that would make Glendale Estates a more ideal location. This includes the lack of sidewalks and the absence of shade trees along the streets to walk under. However, as long as you pay close attention to the possibility of cars and other vehicles on the road, you should be fine strolling around this neighborhood.
Glendale Estates is one of the lucky communities sitting on the outskirts of town because the entire area around the houses is heavily wooded and there are a number of lakes. There are numerous trails running through the woods, but ones that were made by others who have hiked into their depths before you. This area makes the woods a good place to take your dog for long walks in the shade when the summer's sun is shining.
These woods continue on the other side of SR-44 where they become Otter Park South and Otter Park North, divided by the New Smyrna Beach Multi-Use Trail. The trail runs all the way from the heart of town out to I-95. The trail is open to hikers, cyclists, and dog-walkers just like you! The two parks also offer plenty of trails to explore and a large lake for your dog to cool off in.