Hillcrest is a community of single-family homes located near the Volusia Mall and Halifax Health Medical Center. Living here puts you close to all of the action in town. Not only are you close to the mall and hospital, but you are also within a short drive of Daytona International Speedway, the home of NASCAR and the Birthplace of Speed Museum.
Speaking of NASCAR, did you know that racing here got its start over on the World's Most Famous Beach? For those of you who like to eat out, there are also plenty of excellent restaurants in the area for you to choose from. No matter what your taste in food is, you can find a restaurant that is serving it.
If hot weather is your thing, Daytona offers weeks of 90 degree weather all summer long and keeps things mild in the winter, making it possible for you and Fido to go on long walks all year round.
The terrain here is flat, the streets are laid out grid-style, and the area offers plenty of sidewalks for you to enjoy long walks on.
Being located in such a largely residential area means getting used to being creative with your walks if you don't want them to become boring. You can go around different blocks every day to keep things varied. Simply changing the blocks you walk around is enough to keep your pup happy most of the time.
Since you will be walking on mostly paved surfaces, be sure you keep a close eye on the condition of your dog's paws. The cement itself can cause wear and tear and the heat can cause uncomfortable burns if you're not careful. Keep your walks to the cooler times of day and try to utilize the grassy berms around the sidewalks when you're able to. This can cut down on any injuries your pup might face.
When it comes to green spaces for you and Fido to enjoy, there really isn't much nearby. The nearest park is Cedar Highlands Park where you will find a large section of woods with a few walking trails.
But if you want a park with plenty of room to stretch your legs, you can take LPGA Blvd. going west out of town. This will take you to the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area and Tiger Bay State Forest. Both combine to offer you and your four-legged friend over 30,000 acres of forest to walk in. There are miles of trails running all over the park for you and Fido to share with cyclists, joggers, horseback riders, and others who are out walking their own canine companions just like you. Be sure to bring plenty of water and your favorite mosquito repellent as they grow pretty big in the muggy Florida environment.