Magnolia Terrace is a well-established community just south of Mason Avenue on N Nova Road. The neighborhood is neat and tidy, but it doesn't have sidewalks, so you will be doing a lot of your walking on the streets. Living here puts you close to pet supply stores, small community parks, several restaurants, and the sandy shores of Daytona Beach. For those of you who like the nightlife, many of the best nightclubs are just over on the other side of the bridge along A1A.
The best way to describe the climate is to say that it ranges from mild to hot. January is typically the coldest month of the year with daytime highs hovering around the 50-degree mark. By the time July rolls around, daytime highs are in the upper 90s. No matter what time of year it happens to be here in Daytona, you and Fido should have no problem being able to go for a walk.
If you were to look for the phrase "suburban neighborhood" in the dictionary, a photo of Magnolia Terrace might be right next to it. This is a typical example of planned housing development, but with a twist in the form of an X-shaped intersection in the northern half to break up the monotony. While it might not seem like a slightly stylized intersection would make that much of a difference, you can easily use it to your advantage when planning out your walking routes.
The more variety you can build into your daily walks on this flat ground, the easier it will be to convince your pooch that they need exercise. Keep in mind, however, that during the summer months, the pavement can be too hot by midday to walk on. Check it with the back of your hand first, or better yet, take your walks early in the morning.
The nearest dog-friendly park is Cypress Park which is diagonally across Nova Road. What comes next depends on which way you drive. To the east is the 23-mile long Daytona Beach. Here, you can give your leg muscles a good workout in the soft dry sand on the outbound leg of your walk and stroll back in the surf, playing in the waves.
Drive to the west and you will find yourself immersed in the 30,000 acres of the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area. Although 15,000 acres of the WMA were damaged during the 1998 wildfires, you would find it hard to believe, thanks to major efforts by a team of volunteers. Today, there are miles of trails spread throughout the WMA that are perfect for the two of you to use as you explore the area. Be sure you bring plenty of water for both of you and a collapsible bowl for your dog!