Mitchell Place is a single short street running towards the Halifax River from S Peninsular Drive. Part of the road is dedicated to single-family homes while the rest is home to the Halifax Villas Condo. Living here puts you a five to ten-minute walk from the beach or from Peabody Auditorium where your favorite artists just might play! There are several fantastic restaurants in the area with many being along A1A. However, if you want pet supplies or a park for you and Fido to play in, you have to drive to them.
Of course, being this close to the beach, you may not feel you need a park. Those who love the sun will thoroughly enjoy coming to the coast when the summers hit the 90s and the water is a very comfortable 82 degrees. If this isn't enough, imagine being able to go for a walk on the beach on Christmas Day when it's 50 degrees outside!
The terrain around Mitchell Place is flat and carefully laid out in residential blocks. You can use these blocks to create a number of different walking patterns while still making sure you and your pup go far enough to get exercise.
Remember that your pup loves news smells. The more variety you build into your walks, the happier they will be! With quite a few residential blocks to choose from, you can venture down any number of them on any given day. As long as you can remember your way back home!
The heat in Florida can be fairly daunting when you're walking around on the streets and sidewalks. Heavy sunshine can easily heat up the ground you walk on, making it uncomfortable for your pup. Keep an eye on the temperature and adjust your walks as needed to keep your four-legged friend's paws safe from uncomfortable burns or other types of damage.
Finding green spaces for you and Fido around Mitchell Place depends on what you consider to be green space. If you think of green space in terms of grass and or forest, then you have no choice but to drive to these areas.
The nearest is on N Beach Street over on the mainland side of town. This will take you to Tomoka State Park where you and your pup can take advantage of the shade as you hike along the half-mile-long nature trail which takes you to the ruins of Nocoroco, a 1,500-year-old Timucuan Indian Village. The Timucuans made their home here because the Tomoka River and surrounding ponds were teeming with fish. Today, the park is home to more than 160 species of bird, including peregrine falcons and bald eagles. You may also see the occasional whitetail deer or mama brown bear and her cubs, though remember to give them a wide berth!