Kost Gove is a single block along W International Blvd. and close to where it intersects with US 1 and Ridgewood Ave. While the neighborhood is mostly businesses in the form of auto body repair shops, there are a few single-family houses as well.
Living on this street puts you within driving distance of an incredible range of restaurants that are sure to tempt your taste buds. The same applies to pet supply stores. While they are nearby, you will have to drive to them.
Winters in the area are one of the reasons why so many people choose to live here. The coldest month of the year is January when the daytime temperatures typically hover in the upper 40s. But it’s the summers that truly make living here the best! Temperatures hover in the upper 90s with the occasional day in the triple digits. The only drawback is the humidity which can be incredibly high all summer long.
The terrain in Kost Gove is urban in nature which is only to be expected in this part of town. Intl Speedway Blvd is flat enough that you can see all the way down it until you just can't see any more.
You might think that living on such a busy thoroughfare would make going for walks with Fido virtually impossible. Instead of thinking like this, you have to think about ways you can go about finding places to walk where the two of you can get the exercise you need and feel comfortable doing so.
Sticking to the area for your walks means choosing different blocks to walk around, going for longer walks, or setting out early in the morning. The most important thing to remember is that you need to make going for walks a part of your everyday activities. Doing so is good for your health and vital to your dog's!
When it comes to green spaces, unfortunately you won't find much here beyond the odd empty lot and the athletic fields behind the Mary Mcleod Bethune Performing Arts Center. But if you take Intl Speedway Blvd. out of town to the west, it will take you out to Tiger Bay State Forest and the Tomoka Wildlife Management Area.
The WMA covers well in excess of 30,000 acres of prime Florida wildlands. In the WMA, you and your pup will be able to hike along miles of trails that take you through cypress swamps, pine-palmettos, hardwood hammocks, and more. There are hundreds of different birds who make their home here including bald eagles, Bachman's Sparrows, and wild turkey. Along your hikes, you and Fido may encounter whitetail deer, black bears, and the occasional alligator. The park rangers do ask that you not try to pet the bears or feed the alligators, however. They tend to get a bit grumpy!