Carey is a tiny community located on the corner of Aberdeen Street and North Street, consisting of a handful of single-family homes behind the Daytona Wrecker Services Facility.
Living here puts you within a few blocks of the Halifax River and the Marina. There are plenty of restaurants in town, you just have to drive to find them. Luckily, none of them are very far away! Daytona Beach is home to a fantastic range of restaurants, serving up an even more incredible range of cultural dishes from all over the world. If you want dog parks and pet supply stores, you will also need to hop in the car and go for a ride to reach them. However, living in Daytona, like most other cities, means having to drive to the things you want. The difference is that the traffic is not as bad here as it is in many other urban areas.
The terrain here is much like you will find anywhere in town: flat with plenty of paved surfaces for you and your dog to take your daily hikes on. While walking on pavement can help keep your pup's claws trimmed, it can also grind on the pads under their paws. Take your time letting them get used to the surface before you start trying to go for distance.
Making your walks challenging on this type of terrain means putting your thinking cap on and trying to keep your walks around the many blocks in the area as varied and interesting as possible. This could mean heading west one day and maybe south the next.
Summertime in Daytona means pavement that can be over 135°F which is so hot that it can cause burns and discomfort to sensitive puppy paws. During the summer months, be sure to take your walks during the early morning hours, long before things start heating up.
The only green space nearby is Sunnyland Park, but this is a very small park with just enough room for an expanse of grass to run around on. To the north is the Riviera Oaks Dog Park which has fenced-in areas for both large and small dogs. There are doggie watering stations, benches in the shade for humans, restrooms, and a walking trail.
If you prefer somewhere a little bigger and natural, it's only a few miles to the Tomoka and Bulow State Parks. Together, these parks cover approximately 18,000 acres at the headwaters to the Tomoka river that once teemed with fish which is why the Timucuan Indians built their village of Nocoroco here over 1,500 years ago. There are miles of trails for you and Fido to explore every chance you get. Just don't forget to bring your mosquito repellent with you to keep the Florida pests at bay!