Ortona Revised is an extended community of large, expensive homes along the east bank of the Halifax River over on the beachside. It runs along N. Halifax Ave. between Euclid and just north of Morningside. The homes here have private pools and their own docks out into the river.
Living here puts you within two blocks of the beach and A1A where you will find many outstanding restaurants serving everything from seafood to steaks. For those of you who like to spend the nights clubbing, beachside is where it's at! There are several clubs to choose from, each with its own style and music. If you are looking for dog parks or pet supply stores, then a trip back over to the mainland will be necessary.
As for the weather here, how can you beat 50 degrees in January? How about 90 to 100 degrees in the summer and endless beautiful blue skies?
The terrain here is suburban with large and medium homes, long blocks, and plenty of sidewalks for you to go strolling along. While this might sound a bit boring, if you try walking around different blocks as frequently as possible, you can at least put a little more fun into your walks.
The more frequently you change your routes, the more new smells your pup gets to explore and the more excited they will be to go out on their much-needed walks.
Keep in mind that during the summer months, the pavement is going to be far too hot for your dog to walk on. Be sure to test it first by laying the back of your hand on the pavement. If you cannot hold it there for at least ten seconds, it is too hot for your dog to walk on safely! Start taking your walks earlier in the morning before things start to heat up.
The largest green space in the area is the World's Most Famous Beach. The shores of the Atlantic Ocean run all the way up and down the eastern seaboard, but the best of it is the beach right here in Daytona.
The sand is spectacularly white, carefully maintained, and kept clean by the beach rangers. It is a good place to take care of getting your daily workout in. Every step you take in the soft sand makes your leg muscles work much harder. Thankfully, you can use the wet hard-packed sand to walk back on. While it still requires a little effort to walk on, it is much easier than the soft sand.
As an added bonus, you can kick off your socks and shoes and join your pup in playing in the surf. It's a great way to cool your feet and let your muscles cool down on your way home!