Lake Ellabelle is a small neighborhood of single-family homes spanning Derbyshire Rd. While the name might start with the word lake, it is the only place you will find a lake in the community. There are, however, a couple of small lakes within walking distance of the area. Both pet supply stores and dog parks are within driving distance. For eateries, you'll have to venture a little further. Once you get back into the main part of town, there are literally dozens of restaurants to choose from serving up a wealth of cuisine from around the world.
Daytona Beach is more than just a vacation destination, it is a wonderful place to live! The summers here are to die for with temperatures in the 90s and endless blue skies. Of course, winters aren't so bad either. January is the coldest month and is often only in the upper 40s with no sign of snow anywhere in the forecast.
Living in Lake Ellabelle - or just about any other part of Greater Daytona - means learning to love the flat ground. You are not likely to find much in the way of seriously hilly or mountainous terrain anywhere in Florida, but just because the ground is flat, it doesn't mean that you can't still find ways to make your strolls around town a little more interesting.
What you need to do is put your thinking cap on and start looking at doing things like going around different blocks or going around the two small lakes nearby! Set out for a long walk on some days and a short walk on others. If Fido likes to run, get up early in the morning and take them for a run! The most important thing of all is to make sure that both of you get plenty of exercise as often as you can.
Living here leaves you a bit short in the green space department. The nearest park of any kind is Derbyshire Park which offers athletic fields and courts along with plenty of grass for you and Fido to run around on and get in a little play time. Just remember that they must be kept on a leash!
Beyond this, your next best bet is to head west to the Tiger Bay State Forest and Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area. Covering over 30,000 acres, this area has miles of nature trails and makes for a perfect place to take a nice long hike while communing with Mother Nature. Take your camera with you and see how many of the 160 different species of birds you can find! While you are at it, keep an eye out for whitetail deer, black bears, and gators, all of whom also call this area their home.