If you are ready to live in Florida and enjoy all the area has to offer, then Dodge Terrace is the perfect place to be. Sitting just two and a half blocks from the beach and just off the Halifax River, this is a great place to retire to or raise a family. Living here also puts you within an easy driving distance of several fantastic restaurants lining A1A serving up a diverse range of cuisine, including plenty of seafood.
Dog parks and pet supply stores are only a short drive no matter whether you go to the beach or over the Silver Beach Bridge into Daytona Beach on the mainland side. If you like the idea of celebrating Christmas on the sand, you picked the right place. December temperatures are in the low 50s and there's no snow to worry about! Summers are perfect for anyone who loves the water with temperatures in the 90s and endless sunshine.
The terrain here is much like anything else you might find all up and down the peninsula. The ground itself is quite flat and has little in the way of a challenge for an experienced dog. However, you can always build in your own challenges by choosing different blocks to add into your walks or going for long walks on some days and short ones on others. Fido uses their nose to explore new areas and they'll quickly become bored with taking the same walks every day. do your best to vary them as often as you can!
Remember that during the summer months when the temperatures are higher than average, the pavement temperatures can reach temperatures that are incredibly hot to the touch. This can cause some fairly severe burns on sensitive puppy paws. During these months, you need to take your walks early in the day before temperatures have a chance to hit this level.
Beyond a few small parks up and down the peninsula, there isn't much close by in terms of green space. But you do have miles of the world's most famous beach to walk on, jog on, or simply relax on.
The beach is a funny animal in that it presents you and Fido with a variety of walking challenges. In areas where the sand is dry, the sand tends to suck your feet in as you walk and the same applies to Fido's paws. This intensifies your workout significantly and is a great way to go up or down the beach. On the way back, you can walk along the wet sand at the water's edge. This sand is hard packed and offers little in the way of resistance as the two of you walk towards home. It gives your muscles time to cool down and Fido a chance to play in the surf.