Coleman's Thirty Acres is a small section of town with a few single-family homes. It is located within a couple of blocks of the Halifax River and the Main St. Bridge. Living here puts you close to a number of excellent restaurants both on the mainland side and over the bridge on the beachside. Pet supply stores and dog-friendly parks are more of a challenge and a bit of a drive from your home.
One of the really cool things about living here is that you are close to the beach without having to deal with beachside traffic going past your driveway all the time. Speaking of the beach, how about spending Christmas Day on the beach in 50-to-60-degree weather? You might be surprised at how many people go to the beach on the 25th of December and into January when the temperatures are still in the upper 40s and low 50s.
The terrain here is suburban in nature with lots of streets and a few sidewalks for you to go for your daily walks on. The flat ground may not seem to be very exciting, but if you put your imagination to work for you, it's possible to create walks that are at least interesting. To avoid boredom and make your walks more fun and interesting, try getting out and about in the local area.
This is a good time to talk about summers in Daytona. The average temperatures range in the high 80s to triple digits. When this happens, any paved surfaces like roads and sidewalks will quickly heat up under the glare of the sun to temperatures in excess of 135°F. At this temperature, your pup can suffer from discomfort or even burns. During this time of year, be sure to take your walks during the early morning hours before things start to heat up.
There is not a lot in the way of green space in the neighborhood for you and your dog to enjoy. However, you are only a short drive from the World's Most Famous Beach which offers both of you an excellent place to go for long hikes on the sand.
Sand is a curious surface to walk on! When it is dry and soft, it tends to suck at your feet, requiring far more effort to walk in it. This is great way to build up your leg muscles and stamina. When the sand is wet, it feels more like walking on a slightly slippery surface which gives your legs a completely different kind of workout.
The beach is a great place to play fetch with your dog and to run around in the surf. Just remember that the beach can become saturated with tourists during the busier months. Try to enjoy the space in the morning or evening to avoid the rush.