Pickett Grant is home to the New Smyrna Beach Middle School, the Newport Sound Apartment, and a selection of single-family homes in a wooded setting. This area sits right next door to New Smyrna Beach High School and the Daytona State College New Smyrna Beach Campus, providing tons of outlets for academia.
If eating out is your thing, you are just a few minutes from an excellent selection of local restaurants and chain-eateries. It's only ten minutes to the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park, pet supply stores, and local shopping. To top this off, you're also close to the beach where you and Fido can go for your daily walks!
Warm weather is the keyword when living in New Smyrna Beach as summers average in the upper 90s with clear skies to enjoy throughout. Even winters are warm here with average temperatures during the day running in the 50s and 60s.
The terrain in this area is typical of that seen in most of Central Florida in that it is very flat and uninteresting. But you and your pooch shouldn't have much problem finding a long stretch of road to take your walks on.
One nice walk would create a loop out of W 7th, Cavedo Street, S Myrtle, and B Street-Stacy Lane. This route will take you all the way around the lake. Another waterway sits along 10th Street, providing another spectacular view during your stroll throughout the neighborhood without providing any terrain that is too difficult or steep to traverse. This entire area is convenient for those who are looking for something more mild where they can stick close to home.
Walkers will want to watch for traffic near the schools and the main road, avoiding any busier times of day like pick up and drop off periods for students.
The community is surrounded by several large sections of woods, most of which are private property and not somewhere you should be taking your pooch for walks. Nearby, the Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve separates you from the sandy shores of the beach. Here, you can go canoeing and kayaking, or you can simply pass it by and head over to the coast.
The beach stretches for miles in either direction and, if you head north, will take you to Smyrna Dunes Park where you and Fido can enjoy a range of terrains such as sandy dunes, riverbanks, and scrublands. Not only is there plenty of room for you and your pup to run around and play, there is even a smaller beach where Fido can enjoy going for a swim. However, your pup must be kept on a leash at all times, so if they want to go swimming, you'll have to hop into the water with them!