Turnbull Bay is another of the many golf courses within New Smyrna Beach. This one happens to be sitting on the shores of Turnbull Bay. The Golf Villas are located in the middle of the course and are surrounded by fairway and lakes. If you are looking for a peaceful place to live, you won't find anywhere much quieter than this. The Preserve at Turnbull Bay is a private gated community and a "members only" golf course.
Living in a gated community means less traffic, less crime, and a carefully maintained community. You are more likely to be stuck behind a slow-moving golf cart than excess traffic. The other reason you have so much peace out here is that you live quite a ways out from the heart of the city. If you want places to go shopping, pet supply stores, or even a good place to take your spouse to for dinner, you should plan on a drive to the heart of the city.
The ground here is mostly flat thanks in part to being in the middle of a golf course. The only bad thing about this is that you and your dog are not supposed to be walking on the green. It is mostly off limits to dogs due to the need to keep the courses maintained.
However, since there is very little in the way of traffic on an average day, you and your dog are more likely to meet others out walking their dogs on the sidewalks along the way. There are plenty of sidewalks to choose from that you can use to take your dog walking all the way around the entire golf course community. Being in a gated community also means that you should feel relatively safe taking your dog out for their daily stroll no matter what time of day it happens to be.
When it comes to green spaces, you live in the middle of a very large one that you, unfortunately, can't use to take your dog for walks. The good news is the to the north of the community is a large wooded area that separates the neighborhood and golf course from Strickland Bay and Turnbull Bay. These woods appear to have plenty of hiking trails running through them for you and your dog to explore.
Across the bay is the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. This massive land and water preserve covers more than 1,600 acres and includes several hiking trails to check out and a 15-foot tall observation tower from which you can see for miles. These hiking trails are very popular and often crowded. The best time of day to go walking here is in the early morning before the area becomes too hot or crowded for it to be enjoyable for you and your dog.