What could be better than living in New Smyrna Beach? Living in a gated condominium complex on S Nova Road right beside Dunlawton Square! Why is this so good? It's all about location. Living here puts you within walking distance of several excellent places to eat during the 90-degree summers when you don't feel like heating up your kitchen. There's even a grocery store across the street that also sells grub for your pup!
One thing to keep in mind is that this is a very busy part of town and at the intersection of two of the busiest roads in the area. Along with substantial residential areas surrounding you, there is also a hospital and a commercial park for neighbors. Thankfully, you can take short walks within the community and around the small lake in the middle. There are plenty of shade trees for those scorching hot summer days when the sun is beating down.
Villaggio Condominiums are almost on top of the intersection between Dunlawton Avenue and S Nova Road, both of which are major thoroughfares and are rarely, if ever, quiet. With two strip malls and two medical centers, this is not a very peaceful place to live, but you get used to it after a while. It also means staying away from the main roads and traffic when you take your dog out for a walk. While some traffic noise may not bother them, too much loud noise can be overwhelming.
You are going to encounter a lot of people here because of the many shopping options nearby. This can be an excellent way to socialize your dog and help them get used to strangers. If you want to stay away from the traffic, you can take your walks deeper into the neighboring communities. Here, there is less traffic and you can use multiple blocks to help you get the most out of the level ground.
The nearest green space is the beautifully landscaped lawns surrounding the condos and lake. There are paved walking paths all around the condos for you and your dog to go for walks on. But beyond this, there isn’t much in the way of green space for the two of you to utilize.
If you don't mind a bit of a drive, you are only five minutes from the Rose Bay end of the Spruce Creek Preserve. Here, you can hike along three miles of trails that run past an observation tower that lets you look out over the swamps before taking you further on into New Smyrna Beach. This is an excellent place for you and your dog to go for walks, but try to go early in the morning before the sun starts to heat the day up. The trails tend to get busy with other hikers and the mosquitoes come out!