Beverly Hills is a large single-family home community on the western edge of Daytona Beach near the LPGA golf course. Living on the outskirts of town means having to drive back into town if you want to find places to dine out or to go shopping. But this is a small price to pay for living within a short drive of the beach.
Once you get back into the center of town or go across to the beachside, there are more restaurants than most of us could sample in months! The cuisine in Daytona runs from seafood to steaks and everything in between. As for dog-friendly parks, living here puts you near the Community Public Dog Park at the Halifax Humane Society.
For those of you who are sun worshippers or tired of the frigid north, Daytona offers mild winters with little in the way frost most years and summers in the 90s with warm surf to play in.
The terrain here in Beverly Hills is a blend of flat and level. This is your typical Daytona suburb in which the blocks are laid out with precision to help keep visitors confused.
You might think finding a way to make your walks with your dog challenging is difficult, but you can actually use the way the streets are laid out to your advantage. By setting up a variety of walking patterns, you can arrange for shorter and longer walks and vary your route enough to keep your pup's nose happy. You can also hit Derbyshire Park or Cedar Highlands Park and use the trails running through them to add a little more variety to your walks.
The one thing you do need to know is that during the summer months, paved surfaces and concrete sidewalks can reach temperatures over 135°F. At this temperature, you'll want to exercise caution and protect your dog's sensitive paws.
Beverly Hills has the benefit of two city parks for you to choose from. Cedar Highlands Park has a small playground area and a large area of woods and trails for you to explore. Derbyshire Park is not quite in the neighborhood, but it's close enough for you to drive to or even walk to, if you're close enough. Here, you will find multiple tennis and basketball courts, several athletic fields, and plenty of grass.
If you are going to take your dog to either of these parks, they will always need to be on a leash and cleaned up after.
If you prefer an off-leash park, it's a short drive west on LPGA Blvd. to the Community Public Dog Park at the Halifax Humane Society. The park offers areas for large and small dogs, water fountains for thirsty pups, an agility course, and plenty of room for your pooch to run around.