Daytona Beach Heights is a small neighborhood in the Daytona Pines community of Daytona Beach, Florida. The homes here are moderate in size with decent yards. The community backs on to the Tuscany Woods. Living here puts you within driving distance of numerous restaurants and both fast food and sit-down meal types are available. There are dog-friendly parks within driving distance and, of course, you are only a short drive from the beach. The community has a couple of small lakes: one in the center of the neighborhood and one just to the south.
For those who are interested in milder winter weather, how do January temperatures in the 40s sound? It never snows here and the worst you have to deal with is rain and the occasional thin layer of frost on your windshield. Of course, if you like hot weather, you'll find Daytona the perfect place with temperatures in the 90s and long endless days filled with sunshine.
The terrain here is flat with a side of trees. The Daytona Beach Heights neighborhood is a small area of homes in a much larger residential space. Walking Fido here could get a little boring as you will only be going around in circles. But thankfully, the woods along the southern and western sides of the area are filled with walking trails the two of you can spend hours wandering along to your heart's content.
If you are looking for a place to let your dog run around and get in a little one-on-one with a few of his furry friends, the Riviera Oaks Dog Park is only a short drive away. The park has plenty of room for them to run around, burning off some of that excess energy and maybe a few extra pounds while you relax in the shade with the other dog lovers in the park.
Daytona Beach Heights has the advantage of being surrounded on two sides by the Tuscany Woods, a large, relatively dense area of trees that will provide you and Fido with a shady place to go for hikes on the hottest days of the year. There are plenty of trails for the two of you to explore and a small lake you can walk around for something different.
If you don't mind going for a bit of a drive, you are not that far from the Relay Wildlife Management Area where there are miles of trails leading through some of the last remaining areas of scrub pines, palm trees, wetlands, and plenty of native wildlife to enjoy. One thing to keep in mind is that many of the areas like the WMA are also home to alligators. If you happen to see one on your walks, be sure to turn and quietly walk away.