Krulder is a residential neighborhood sitting on Esther Street between S Atlantic Avenue and N Peninsula Drive. The street is lined with modest single-family homes and is two blocks north of historic Flagler Avenue. Flagler is the place to be if you like eclectic stores and boutiques. You can also find several great little restaurants and sports bars. In other words, there is a little something for everyone including a florist to buy flowers for your loved one!
No matter where you live in Krulder, you and your dog can be on the beach for your walks or to swim in the ocean in five minutes or less depending on which end of the neighborhood you live in. To the west, you have the Indian River North and the North Causeway that takes you back over to the mainland side of town where you will find more shopping and access to I-95.
You should expect this area of town to be bustling from sunup until way past sundown, even though you are two blocks from Flagler Avenue. The traffic from the businesses along Flagler and the proximity to the beach add, not only to the amount of motorized traffic you and your dog have to watch out for on your walk, but also to the amount of pedestrian traffic.
One way to deal with this is to take your dog further north into the residential areas for your walks rather than south. This will help to reduce the amount of both types of traffic you have to deal with. While there are some shade trees to help make your walks more bearable, there isn't much in the way of sidewalks, so the two of you will be walking on the roads, for the most part. Be sure you pay close attention to the traffic!
There are a couple of parks nearby. The first is Esther Street Park at the end of the road. The park offers shaded picnic tables, a playground for the younger kids, and a boardwalk you can use to walk down to the beach. Speaking of the beach, this is a vast green space that the two of you can use for your daily walks. There is nothing better than an early morning walk on the sand!
A short drive to the north brings you to the Grayce K. Barch Park and Grayce K. Barch North Beach Community Park. Not only are there plenty of trails for you to hike on in the woods, but it is one of the only places in Volusia County where there are fire pits on the beach for you to use. Bring your pooch and the whole family for an evening bonfire on the sand under the stars. Florida just doesn't get any better!