Pitzer Nelsons is a small community of single-family homes off of Washington Street, leading to the North Causeway. While the area, in general, should be relatively quiet, the causeway tends to have a lot of traffic every day. If eating out is your thing, you can walk to a number of excellent restaurants and parks for you to walk your dog in.
Living in New Smyrna Beach has the benefit of several pet stores, groomers, and veterinarians. Should you want to pamper your pooch, you won't have far to go. With summers averaging in the high 90s, living this close to the water may help when the breezes are coming from the right direction.
The other great thing about living here is that you are no more than ten minutes away from the beach. This is a great place to take your dog for walks early in the morning before things start heating up.
As you move away from Washington Street, the area becomes quieter, but it's never completely quiet here. The residential streets are relatively slow and there are plenty of sidewalks for you and your dog to use for your daily walks. The area has plenty of large shade trees along the streets to help keep the sun at bay.
Depending on the time of day, the only people you are likely to encounter on your walks are others taking their dogs out for walks or kids waiting to get on the school bus. During the heat of the day, most people here tend to stay indoors where there is air conditioning.
The best place to go walking is the wide strip of grass running along the waterway. While there is some traffic on N Riverside Drrive, the grassy area is wide enough to walk your dog on and stay away from the road.
Sitting kitty-corner to the southeast of Pitzer Nelsons is Old Fort Park, a single-block sized park in which you will find the ruins of an old fort leftover from some ancient time. There is plenty of grass to walk your dog on and shade trees to hide from the sun under. A little further to the south is Riverside Park, another large area of grass with walking trails for the two of you to walk on.
To the north is the 1,600-acre Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. The preserve is a mix of forests, wetlands, and mosquito habitats. But you and your dog are sure to enjoy the miles of trails wandering from one end of the preserve to the other. These are very popular trails with dog walkers, so you are sure to have lots of company. Who knows? Both of you could end up making friends and new walking buddies!