Biltmore Heights is a small industrial area with apartments
and condos in the surrounding area. It is just off of International Speedway Blvd. and next to the Volusia Mall. While there aren't any residences within the
bounds of Biltmore Heights, it does offer plenty of room for you to take your walks if you live nearby or take your pup to work with you.
Surrounding the businesses, you will find vast grassy areas and a small copse of woods. Working here or living nearby puts you within range of a selection of outstanding places to eat and best of all, if you like NASCAR, you can easily beat the traffic on race days by walking to the track.
offers beautiful winter weather with January being the coldest month. Summers, on the other hand, are amazing. You'll enjoy the long days of endless blue skies
and sunshine with temperatures in the 90s.
Like the majority of Daytona Beach, the land here is perfectly flat, making it a less than ideal place to go walking with an active dog. On the other hand, if your pup is young and just getting started on going for walks, level ground is the ideal place to get started. You can take them for walks in the nearby industrial parks or along Dunn Ave. to the woods north of the area.
Bear in mind that during the summer months, paved surfaces can reach temperatures of 145°F or higher. At temperatures this high, it will only take a few minutes of walking before your dog can suffer from some severe discomfort or injury due to the heat. Try to take your walks early in the morning to avoid direct sunlight or invest in a pair of safe, comfortable dog boots which can help with protecting your pup's paws from the pavement.
For a business park, there is plenty of green space in the area, including a small decorative lake and several copses of trees. If you want somewhere to go with your dog, the best place to go is the Tiger Bay State Forest and the Tomoka Wildlife Management Area. These areas cover over 30,000 acres, including over 15,000 that were torched during the wildfires that ravaged the area in 1998.
Over the course of the twenty years since the fire, the WMA and Forest have undergone a significant rebirth, creating a new home for over 160 different species of birds and many other animals. There are miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails to explore. The one thing the rangers ask you not to do is get too close to the gators or try to feed them. This can create some dangerous circumstances and is against park regulations. Keep your distance from local wildlife to stay safe!