Daytona Gardens offers a blend of single-family homes, low-income apartments, senior apartments, and light industry. Unlike many areas of Daytona, the homes here are spread out with plenty of green space around them. There are also a couple of small lakes for you and Rowlf to go walking around and exploring. There are numerous restaurants around the community ranging from fast-food chains to privately-owned eateries.
The nearest dog-friendly parks offer a wonderful climate that almost everyone will enjoy at least at some point during the year. Spring and fall are warm without being hot, slightly rainy, and are the ideal time of year to spend time walking with Rowlf. Winters are incredibly mild with rain, not snow, chilly nights, and daytime temperatures that rarely go below the mid-40s. Summers, on other hand, offer highs in the 90s, endless blue skies, and humidity levels in the 90-to-100% range.
Like most of the Greater Daytona area, the terrain here is quite flat and uneventful. If Rowlf happens to be an energetic dog, finding ways to keep your walks challenging and interesting can be tough. The good news is that being creative doesn't exactly take a lot of hard work. All you have to do is vary the blocks you go for walks around, walk around the lakes, go outside of the neighborhood, or check out how your neighbors live.
Remember that Rowlf, like all dogs, sees more with their nose than they do with their eyes. To them, going over the same ground every day is boring. The more variety you build into your walks, the more enjoyable they will be for both of you. Be sure you give Rowlf's paws time to get used to walking on pavement and, during the summer months, go walking in the early morning to avoid causing any burns.
Living in Daytona Gardens means having access to a range of green spaces. In fact, in certain areas, the homes are arranged around a central green space where the kids or dogs on leashes can play. At the same time, you are right across the street from Tuscawilla Park. The park was established in 1993 as a disc golf course. There is plenty of parking, a large playground, places to have a picnic, and a nature trail for you and Rowlf to spend time exploring.
If you are up for a drive, you should put Rowlf in the car and head over to Tiger Bay State Forest where you will find over 20,000 acres of natural Florida wetlands to explore. The park has miles of trails that can help add a little more challenge to your walks. While you might not have to hit the park every day, going once a week is not a bad idea!