Bartley Park sits along N Nova Road just a little north of International Speedway Boulevard, putting you close to things like Daytona State College, the Volusia Mall, and the Birthplace of Speed, the Daytona International Speedway.
At the same time, you can't talk about Daytona without mentioning the World's Most Famous Beach. Living in Bartley Park puts you at the heart of the action. Just about anything you need from pet supplies to incredible restaurants is all within easy reach. There are parks to take your dog close by and, for longer walks, the beach is a ten-minute drive away.
If you are into hot weather, you will love living here. It starts warming up in February and, by July, it's in the 90s and still climbing. Then there are the winters to brag about. The coldest month is January, so no need to worry about freezing temperatures throughout the entirety of the season!
Semi-urban and flat would be a good way to describe this part of Daytona. The land is a flat as a pancake and more paved than not. It might seem challenging to find ways to make your walks with your dog fun and rewarding. Thankfully, you can take them further away from Nova Road by going towards the Halifax River and into other neighborhoods. Providing you keep them on a leash and clean up any messes, most people won't mind.
There are two things you need to know about taking your pup for walks on the pavement. First, the pavement is pretty rough and can easily rub their paws raw. Be sure you start out slowly to give them time to toughen up. At the same time, keep an eye on the temperature of any paved services. They can easily warm up and become uncomfortable to sensitive paws. Take extra precautions around these times of the year.
Living here puts you within walking distance of the Daytona Zipline Adventure and Tuscawilla Park. While you certainly can't take your pup on the zip line, the park has plenty of room for the two of you to run. The park started out as a 65-pin disc-golf course and grew from there.
If you are feeling adventurous, you should hop in the car and take a drive out to the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area and Tiger Bay Forest. Here, you can explore over 30,000 acres of natural forests, cypress swamps, pine-palmettos, and more on miles of trails running throughout the area. There are hundreds of species of birds living here to spot along with wild pigs, black bears, whitetail deer, and more to see along the way. You can spend years walking the trails here and never get tired of the scenery and the chance to see some of the local inhabitants.