Daytona Pines is a mobile home community located next to the Holiday Oaks community. The area sits between N. Nova Rd. and Clyde Morris Blvd. On two sides, the neighborhood is surrounded by dense woods. If you want to eat out, it’s a bit of a drive to the nearest restaurant. The same applies to dog parks and pet stores. But living in the Ormond Beach area also means not being that far from anything, including state parks and forests.
The community is laid out in a grid pattern that gives you plenty of places to take Fido for his daily walks. If you are looking for somewhere to live where you can take your pup for walks 365 days of the year, Daytona is just what you are looking for. Winters here rarely drop out of the upper forties during the day and the worst you are likely to see is a little frost on your windshield.
As a mobile home community, the terrain here is quite flat within the neighborhood. In fact, there is not much here to make your walks exciting. The best you can do is to go around different blocks within the village to add a little variety to your daily walks.
The one thing missing from the "Pines" is any type of sidewalk to stroll on. This means you are stuck walking on the streets. This poses two separate problems, the first of which being traffic. You should be wearing light-colored clothing to help motorists see you. The other is the temperature of the pavement once the weather starts warming up.
According to the ASPCA, if you cannot place the back of your hand on the pavement and hold it there for ten seconds, you should not force your pup to walk on it. Pavement this hot can burn cause some fairly severe burns, so exercise caution in the hotter months.
Living in Daytona Pines means being lucky enough to live right on the edge of a small copse of woods with plenty of trails cutting through them for you and Fido to explore. The shady trails give the two of you a little protection from the glaring sun during the heat of the summer months and the trails can be a little more challenge than walking on paved roads.
If you want to take Fido somewhere to run around off-leash, it's only a short drive to the Community Public Dog Park at the Halifax Humane Society. The park offers water stations, agility courses, and plenty of wide-open space for your pup to run around in and play with the other dogs that come to visit. There are plenty of benches in the shade for you relax on with a cool drink while your pup plays with their buddies and burns off some excess energy.