Marker Condo sits on the east bank of Callalisa Creek which flows from the Indian River North into the Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve. The condo has a large number of private boat docks for you to use. You can take your boat out into the water or deep into the preserve. Unlike the condominiums on the beach, the Marker Condo is surrounded by trees and green space.
At nearby Callalisa Park, you can launch a canoe, paddle board, or kayak. Along E 3rd Avenue, there are several places to eat and shop, including a supermarket where you can also buy dog food to keep your furry friend happy. Alternatively, you can turn right on E 3rd Avenue, go over the bridge, and head into mainland New Smyrna Beach where you will find a larger selection of stores to shop in along with many other amenities such as pet supply stores and groomers.
The terrain around the Marker Condo is a bit unusual in that the buildings sit on Callalisa Creek and are protected from view by a swath of trees between the buildings. Being located on S Peninsula Avenue and close to A1A, vehicular traffic tends to be hectic during most of the day and well into the night. Venturing around this area will require some fair caution.
All around the condos, the community is mostly residential with a relatively low crime rate, making it an inviting place to take your dogs for walks. As a primarily residential area, traffic builds up during rush hours, making these the best times to stay indoors. You might also want to avoid school bus pickup and drop off times, especially if your dog loves kids. You might never get to finish your walks if your pup keeps getting distracted by free pets from the local teenagers!
The Marker Condo sits inside its own small green space, thanks to all of the trees around the buildings. On the other side of E 3rd Avenue is the Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve, a massive area of waterways, islands, and swamps. You can explore some of it in a small motorized boat and far more of it by canoe or kayak.
The beach is only five minutes to the east. The sandy dunes make an excellent place to go for walks with your dog as the softer dry sands are hard to walk in and will help burn calories and build muscles. The best time to take your dog for walks on this sandy terrain is early in the morning when the only thing you have to dodge is the seagulls and a few others out taking advantage of the peace and quiet to walk their own pampered pups.