Yorktowne Estate Condos are located on the other side of the street from Georgetown Lake and were originally built as an apartment complex. There are 13 two-story condo buildings that back up onto a mostly undeveloped area of woods.
Living in the Georgetowne area means having to drive if you want to go out to eat, but the trip back into the heart of Daytona is more than worth. At the same time, you are only a few miles from dog-friendly parks and pet supply stores such as Petco and numerous animal hospitals along with the Halifax Humane Society where you will find a fully fenced-in dog park.
You will love the summers here as the temperatures stay in the 90s and you can count on plenty of clear skies. Winters are equally sunny and the temperatures in January remain in the high 40s to low 50s. You can't get much better than this!
The terrain here is one big dose of flatness, but to the south of the condos is a large area of woods where you and your pup can go for walks amongst the trees. Thanks to the thoughtfulness of the contractors, there are plenty of sidewalks to utilize. You might be amazed at how far these paths can take the two of you on your walks.
In fact, if you put your creative mind to work, you can come up with an endless number of ways to take your walks around the entire Georgetowne area including the Yorktowne Estate Condos.
However, remember that the pavement can reach temperatures of 135°F and higher on hotter days. You'll want to exercise caution in these conditions as hot pavement can be detrimental or even damaging to sensitive puppy paws. Prepare your pup with some safe doggy boots or take your walks at the cooler hours of the day.
To the south of the Yorktowne Estate Condos, there is an area of dense woods that the two of you can go walking in. If you want somewhere a little more challenging for you and Fido to take on, however, you should head west on US-92 to the Tiger Bay State Forest.
Established in 1997, the forest and the accompanying Tomoka Wildlife Management Area cover over 30,000 acres. Of these, over 15,000 acres were destroyed in the Summer Wildfire Firestorm of 1998. Since then, hundreds of Fish & Game Rangers, Park Rangers, and volunteers with a little help from Mother Nature have restored the WMA to its former glory.
There are miles of trails for the two of you to spend hours hiking along and hundreds of different species of local wildlife. These include black bears, bald eagles, whitetail deer, and alligators, all of which you are likely to see at any given time during your hikes.