Oliver Estate is a modest community of single-family homes off of SR-44 and close to the I-95 interchange. Living here is ideal for those who commute to the Cape for work or up into Daytona Beach. You can also use I-95 to reach I-4 for the daily drive into Orlando. Of course, you are only ten minutes from central New Smyrna Beach where you can find the amenities you need like great places to eat, pet supply stores, and grocery stores.
Living here puts you close to large green spaces such as Otter Park North and South, the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve, the beach, and many others. You and your dog should never want for great places to walk. Many of them offer plenty of shade to help keep you out of the blazing summer sunshine and a little cooler if you wait until later in the day to venture out.
One of the great things about living out here is that, despite its proximity to the highway, it's still a relatively quiet place to live. Being a residential area, most of the traffic you are likely to see is during the usual rush hours. Beyond this, there really isn't much of a reason for anyone else to be here.
The one thing missing seems to be sidewalks for the two of you to utilize. This means you are relegated to walking on the streets, which means being extra careful and keeping an eye on traffic. Remember, the motorists aren't looking for you, so it's up to you to keep an eye on traffic and make sure you stay out of their way.
Keep in mind that the ground is flat, but what it lacks in challenge such as hills, it makes up for in the number of blocks you have to walk around.
Immediately to the south, there is a large area of woods that is sparsely populated with a few homes but offers a chance to walk along roads buried deep in the dense woods where it is usually a little cooler.
A little further to the south is the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park. This popular park has separate sections for large and small breeds with plenty of room for them to run. Each section has a water fountain for the dogs to stay hydrated. There are plenty of shade trees for them to get out of the sun and a covered pavilion for the humans to hang out under.
The beach is only fifteen minutes to the east and offers both of you a fabulous place to go for walks out in the fresh air and sunshine. While you might not make it out there every day, it's still a great place to take long walks on the weekend.