Beville-Oxford is home to the Granite at the Porpoise Bay Apartment Homes, a modern apartment community complete with its own dog park. The community is right next door to Pelican Bay and close to the I-95 interchange, putting you within easy reach of Orlando, Jacksonville, and Canaveral.
Living out here does put you at a slight disadvantage if you like to eat, but only a slight one. The best restaurants are all back up in the main part of town. While there is plenty of green space around the neighborhood, be sure to check and make sure you are allowed to walk your pup there.
As for the weather, summers in the area are spectacular with temperatures in the 90s and the occasional thunderstorm. But it's the winters that most people come here for. When those up north are sitting at "frigid" on the thermometer, you will still be wearing shorts. It just doesn't get any better!
The terrain here is flat and quite unexciting in nature. It may or may not present much of a challenge to you and your dog. If your pup is a little on the chubby side, just learning to go for walks, or getting on in years, the flat terrain is perfect as it gives them a chance to go for walks that are not overly strenuous.
On the other hand, if your pooch is a strong, athletic dog in the prime of their life, you will need to be a lot more creative in how you make use of this type of terrain. You could start with simple walks around the complex, but it won't take long for both of you to become bored. Luckily, there are several other similar communities next door with block after block of residential space for the two of you to walk through. By changing which direction you go, you can keep the walks interesting.
You are virtually surrounded by greenways, but because much of it is located on private property, you shouldn't plan to walk there. The good news is that you are only a short drive out to 30,000 acres of forest and wetlands for you to explore, better known as the Tomoka Wildlife Management Area and Tiger Bay State Forest.
Back in 1998, over 15,000 acres of the WMA was destroyed or badly damaged during the wildfire "Firestorm." Thanks to massive efforts by the state and many volunteers, the area has been returned to health and offers miles of trails for biking, horseback riding, and hiking. There are places to have picnics with the whole family, several ponds to fish in, and a wealth of wildlife to look for during your hikes together.
You might spot a black bear, deer, wild turkey, and perhaps a bald eagle soaring overhead. You never know what you might see!