While there aren’t any residences within the Daniel Healthcare Center, there are plenty in the nearby area. This neighborhood sits on the corner of Dunlawton Avenue and Yorktowne Boulevard. It’s a densely built-up area consisting of large apartment home communities, single-family houses, and a selection of small and large retail stores nearby.
Whether you need dog food, people food, pet treats, or tires for your car, it's all within a few minutes of the houses around here. There is a Walmart Supercenter, a Target on the other side of Yorktowne Boulevard, and several restaurants nearby for you and your family to grab a meal at.
There isn't much in the way of usable green space in the immediate vicinity, but to the south is the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve only a few minutes' drive on I-95. On top of this, the Atlantic coast and the beaches are not much more than ten minutes to the east.
Being this close to the I-95-Dunlawton Avenue interchange and within an area that is largely retail means dealing with a lot of traffic starting in the wee hours of the morning and running far into the night. You and your dog will have to get used the sheer volume of traffic and the noise it generates.
There are sidewalks running along the major roads for you and your pup to walk on, but given the amount of noise and traffic, you should consider taking your walks further back into the residential areas. Most of these areas have sidewalks for the two of you to use instead of having to walk on the roads.
The land itself is quite flat and really doesn't offer much in the way of excitement or challenge. But there is enough of a variety in the different neighborhoods to at least offer you a change of scenery from time to time.
The one thing missing from around the Daniel Healthcare Center is anything in the way of green space you and your dog can use. Deeper into the residential areas, you may find a few small community parks, but it could take you a while.
The beach offers you and your dog miles of soft sand to give your leg muscles a good work out. You can use the wet sand for the return leg of your hike or just use it to take a nice relaxing stroll together as the sun is coming up over the horizon. Like most beaches in Volusia County, vehicles are allowed on the sand. The best time of day to come out here with your dog is early in the morning before the beach starts filling up with cars whose drivers may or may not be paying close attention to where they are going rather than the bikini-clad sunbathers.