Bethune Grant is a large neighborhood in Daytona Beach near the Daytona Beach International Airport and the Daytona Beach Golf Club. A large percentage of the homes in the western section are single-story apartments. On the eastern side of the golf course, the homes are mostly single-family units.
Living here puts you in the middle things with the Volusia Mall just down the road. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from as long as you don't mind driving a bit. The same applies to dog-friendly parks and pet supply stores.
Daytona truly is the perfect place to be for sun lovers with summers in the 90s and blue skies that seem to go on forever. You can even spend Christmas Day on the beach most years with temperatures in the 50s or 60s. The area cools off in January but it starts warming up again in February just in time for Bike Week, Spring Break, and Race Week.
The majority of the land around the area is pretty flat and unexciting, but when you live in a sun worshipper's paradise, you have to give a little to get a little. In this case, you are giving up any sign of rolling hills for 230 sunny days each year.
The trick with flat ground is to make use of distance in your walks with your dog. Once they get used to long walks, they certainly won't mind going for distance. In fact, they are quite likely to drag you further than you want to.
There are a few paths through the woods on the west side of the community for the two of you to spend some time wandering around in. Be sure you build some variety into your strolls, go around different blocks, and mix it up. It's the best way to make sure you and your pooch have a good time!
Those who live in Bethune Grant have access to a copse of woods to the west and a golf course in the middle for green spaces. While you can walk around in the woods, you probably shouldn’t do so on the golf course as it's probably not permitted.
Alternatively, there is always the beach with miles of pristine sand for the two of you to hike along. The soft, dry sand makes for quite a workout while the hard, wet sand gives you an easy walk home in the surf.
If you're not up for the beach, why not take your dog for a drive south to Smyrna Dunes Park? The park covers 73 acres at the northern tip of the New Smyrna Beach peninsula. You and your pup can explore five different ecosystems including a river, an ocean, dunes, saltwater marsh, and scrub zones as long as you keep them on his leash!