Bent Tree Park is the home of the Indigo Pines Apartments and is conveniently close to the Daytona International Speedway without being on top of it. You are within a ten to fifteen-minute drive from the track, the Halifax Health Medical Center, the Volusia Mall, and some of the best restaurants in town. You are also a twenty-minute drive from the World's Most Famous Beach to the east, the Community Dog Park at the Halifax Humane Society, and the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area.
With summers in the 90s and winters in the 50s and 60s, the WMA makes a beautiful place to go for walks with your pup. If golf is your game, Daytona Beach has several world-class golf courses including the LPGA course that is practically on your doorstep and the course over in Indigo Pines. You are also close to I-4 and I-95 which make it easy to commute to Orlando, St. Augustine, and Jacksonville.
The ground here is pretty flat and heavily paved, but the developers did think to put in plenty of sidewalks and grass for you and Fido to walk around on. Beyond this, there are several other communities the two of you can check out. The hard part is making sure you put in enough distance. This means creating walking routes that take you around different areas.
Living in Daytona means learning to deal with the summer heat. This includes not only the outside temperatures, but the temperature of the sidewalks and other paved surfaces. Here's a quick test you can do to see if it's safe for Fido to walk on the pavement: Place the back of your hand on the ground. If you can't hold it there for at least ten seconds, the pavement is too hot for your pup to walk on! Consider investing in doggy boots or venture out earlier in the day to avoid causing injury.
Living here puts you close to many large areas of green space, but the golf course and nearby woods are not dog-friendly. With this in mind, if you want green spaces to go walking in, you may have to drive a bit.
The nearest dog park is the Community Dog Park at the Halifax Humane Society. The park was built and is maintained by a team of volunteers, so be sure you do your part and use the provided bags to clean up after any messes Fido leaves behind. The park offers one fenced-in section for smaller dogs and one for the big guys. Each section has watering stations for the dogs and plenty of places for humans to sit in the shade while the pups run around playing with each other. For more fun, there are agility course obstacles in each section for you to work with your dog on and improve their skills!