The River House Condominiums sit on the west bank of the Halifax River, just south of the downtown section of Daytona Beach. Living here puts you within walking distance of the Saturday Farmer's Market, City Island, and the Jackie Robinson Memorial Stadium. For those of you who like to dine out, you are close to several excellent restaurants such as the Chart House, The Cellar, and Robinson Brothers BBQ.
As for dog-friendly parks, the community shares a border with Bethune Point Park. Unfortunately, the nearest dog-specific park is either several miles to the north or several miles to the west.
Luckily, one of the best parts of living here is the weather. Summers average in the high 90s while winters hang out in the low 50s during the day. Beyond the occasional rainy day, you and Fido should be able to go out for your daily walk virtually every day of the year.
The terrain in this neighborhood is quite flat but, thankfully, there is plenty of grass around the condo buildings to enjoy. There are plenty of sidewalks around the community to walk on, Bethune Point Park to play in, and, of course, plenty of residential blocks to walk around.
Flat terrain can make getting in the right amount of healthy exercise a bit challenging. When you have hills to walk up and down, they often add just the perfect amount of resistance. But with level ground, you have to find ways to make your walks a little more strenuous. Distance can be a good substitute for hills, but you have to go far enough to put your leg muscles to work.
If you go out early in the morning, you can always go jogging with your energetic pooch. Both of you will learn to enjoy the extra effort and the results.
The nearest green space is Bethune Point Park which boasts four baseball fields and plenty of grass to enjoy. Be sure to keep your pup on a leash in this area as there are no fences.
Just to the south along S Beach Street is a small park that runs from Shady Pl. down to Wilder Blvd. The two of you can walk down through the park and take the footbridge leading to a small island. The island has plenty of room for the two of you to run around and a beach your pup can use to go swimming in!
It's not really an island, but it is surrounded on most of all four sides by water. It's a great place to romp around, but you should still keep your dog on their leash and be courteous by carrying bags with you in case you need to clean up any messes.