Trudgeons is a small neighborhood at the southern end of the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport. This sandwiches you between the golf course and the Spruce Creek Preserve. Unfortunately, it also puts you right alongside US 1, one of the main highways running down the east coast of Florida.
Along with the airport, living here also puts you next door to an industrial park, meaning you will also be dealing with things such as delivery vehicles, customer vehicles, and large trucks.
Being next door to the Spruce Creek Preserve may help generate cool breezes in the evening, but with all the water, it will also contribute to the humidity. There are several excellent restaurants to enjoy within a few minutes serving a fantastic variety of international and American dishes. Living here also puts you a long drive from the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park, but you have many other on-leash parks you can take your dog to for walks.
This is a small neighborhood of older single-family homes arranged in two blocks beside a large pond. The two streets dead end with a crossover to create a loop for you and your dog to walk. The only traffic you are likely to have to deal with here is those who live here. Even so, with no sidewalks, be careful and keep an eye out for cars.
In order to keep both of you safe, you should avoid taking walks during rush hour and when the school buses are running. Beyond these times, you should be able to take your dog out for walks not only in Trudgeons, but also around the other residential neighborhoods nearby.
While the pond might look inviting, the water is likely contaminated by the waste recycling plant next to it. Be sure you stay out of it and keep your dog out of it. You never know what might dirty your pup's fur!
Living in Trudgeons puts you next door to two golf courses covering a vast area of green space. But for you and your dog, the nearest usable green space is the Spruce Creek Preserve on the other side of US 1. The preserve is 1,600 acres of waterways, creeks, and forests. There are miles of trails and an observation tower. This is a very popular place for people to take their dogs, so don't be surprised at the number of new friends your dog makes along the way.
At the nearby beach, you and your dog can enjoy long walks breathing in the fresh ocean air and enjoying the sunshine together. Be sure to get there early in the morning before it gets crowded or too hot!
These are just two of the many vast green spaces for you and your dog to explore. Be sure to check out places like the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area and the Ocala National Forest!