Holloway Place is a carefully planned community of single-family homes on S. Nova Rd. with a small lake in the center of the neighborhood, complete with a fountain. Being located here makes it easier for you to get to work and to reach several excellent restaurants. The Halifax River is just a few short blocks away and it's only a short drive to the beach.
While there are a few smaller parks nearby, if you want somewhere bigger for your dog to run around in, it's only a short drive to forests with plenty of space.
People visit Daytona for the beaches but end up moving here for the weather. Summers here are nothing short of spectacular with endless days of blue skies and temperatures in the 90s. While summers are great, it's the winters that makes the area an excellent place to live. You'll never have to deal with snow and can dress comfortably year round.
This area of Florida is quite flat, especially in the newer planned communities. While you might think this could make for some very boring walks with your dog, that can be changed! The thing is, your walks only need be as dull and unexciting as you let them be.
For example, no one said your walks have to be restricted to walking around your neighborhood. Holloway Place is only a small section of a much larger development and one that offers block after block of sidewalks for you to create a series of walking routes to follow.
Do keep in mind that the pavement can reach temperatures that are hot enough to burn your dog's paws in minutes during the summer months. The rule of thumb to follow is this: if you can't hold the back of your hand on the pavement for at least 10 seconds, it is too hot for your pup to walk on safely.
Within the community of Holloway Place itself, the only real green spaces are the lake in the middle of the community. There are some patches of trees in the area, but these are private property and are not always accessible.
If you want a green space to hike and play in, cruise over to US 92 and go west to the Tiger Bay State Forest and Tomoka Wildlife Management Area. Here, you will find more than 30,000 acres of lush pine-palmetto, cypress swamps, and dense forests, much of which was destroyed in the Summer Wildfire Firestorm in 1998. Thanks to the efforts of countless hundreds, the area has been reborn since the fires and continues to be home to more than 160 species of birds, including bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and the Bachman's Sparrow.
While you are hiking on the miles of trails, be sure to keep an eye out for black bears and the occasional alligator!