Wildwood Acres is a small single-family home community on the western outskirts of town along Highway 44. Living here puts you within a five-minute drive of a Publix Grocery Store and within 10 minutes or less of a fantastic selection of the best places to eat in town. Yet as close as you are to the important things you need, you are far enough away from it all to enjoy a little peace and quiet.
This part of town is heavily wooded, providing plenty of shade during the 90-degree weather. In fact, they can provide you with shade all year round, even during the chilly 70-degree winter days. To top it all off, you are only 20 minutes from the beach where you can enjoy long walks in the sand and time to spend playing around in the surf to cool off. If you want green space to walk in, Otter Park South and North are only five minutes away.
The terrain here is quite flat with narrow streets and no sidewalks for you to walk on. Luckily, the roads are heavily tree-lined, providing plenty of shade. Even on the hotter days, you should be able to get out of the direct sunlight and venture along the edges of the lawns and grassy curbs in the area. However, much of this neighborhood can be considered private property, so exercise caution when strolling.
These streets are relatively quiet and out of the way, meaning that you shouldn't have to contend with too much traffic as you take your walks. The occasional car may drive past you, but you can expect the streets to be fairly clear most times of the day. There are a few small waterways nearby that you'll need to pay mind to, especially on days where it's rainy as this can lead to flooding of the nearby streets.
Five minutes away by car is Otter Park South and Otter Park North, split by the New Smyrna Beach Multi-Use Trail. You and Fido can hike the trail for several miles as part of your daily walks. Both halves of the park contain acres of woods for the two of you to hike along and explore. In the northern half of the park, there is a lake for you to hike around and places your pup can use to go for a swim.
In addition, you are only a few minutes from the New Smyrna Beach Dog Park. This dog park covers one acre and is split into separate fenced-in sections for large and small dogs. The park also offers a 30' x 40' shady shelter along with water fountains for humans and dogs. Both sides of the park have concrete obstacles to play on and are covered in well-kept grass.