The small Pepper Hill neighborhood has the good fortune to be right next door to the woods just below Reed Canal Park. You can actually take your dog walking on the trails in these woods and follow them to the trail running around the lake that is part of the park! The houses here are upscale and sit on a quiet cul-de-sac with a full sidewalk running along Del Prado Lane and creating a loop that joins Pepper Hill Road on both ends.
Living here gives you the choice of going north to Beville Road in South Daytona where you will find an excellent selection of big box retailers and grocery stores. Alternatively, you can go south to Dunlawton Avenue, where you will find the central shopping district of Port Orange. Here again are all the big box retailers you could ever want, supermarkets, and pet supply stores where you can find everything you need for your dog.
Being a cul-de-sac community, you aren't likely to see much in the way of traffic. Both Del Prado Lane and Pepper Hill Road stay very quiet during the day. This area can provide a nice long walk on sidewalks with minimal traffic.
No matter which neighborhood you choose to take your dog walking through, they are all family-friendly. What this means to you and your dog is a high possibility of running into a fair amount of pedestrian traffic. While the vehicles may not be the largest issue in this area, strangers and random people walking back and forth could very possibly be an issue for a shy or nervous dog that isn't all that used to being social. Opt for quieter times of day or neighboring areas if you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of passing people, especially if your pup isn't ready to tackle meet-and-greets.
There is nothing better than having a park in your backyard. That's precisely what you get if you have a home in Pepper Hill! Immediately behind the houses at the end is a large area of woods complete with plenty of trails for the two of you explore. If you follow them to the north, your journey will end at a trail running around the small lake that's part of the park. Follow the trail and it takes you into the vast field where you and your dog can run around and have a great time playing together.
If you are looking for an off-leash dog park, there is only one in town: the Seemore Memorial Dog Park. This park is a great place to take your pooch when you want to let them run around without being attached to you. One of the unique features of this park is the fenced area that is just for dogs with special needs!