Cedar Highland is tight-knit community located close to the Volusia Mall and Daytona International Speedway. There are a few places to eat nearby, but many of the top restaurants are either along this side of the Halifax River or over on the beachside. Daytona Beach has an excellent culinary selection with a very diverse range of international cuisines for you to sample.
For those that like the nightlife, the beachside is a great area to party at places like the Mai Tai Bar, the Ocean Deck, and Razzle's. As for dog parks and pet supply stores, you are a bit of drive from them, but you can always take your pooch over to the beach.
Summers here stay in the 90s for weeks with very little in the way of rain. Winters, on the other hand, are only truly chilly in January when daytime temperatures hover around 50°F, perfect for taking your pup out for walks!
If you like walking around in suburbia, Cedar Highland is the perfect place for you. Along with walking around your neighborhood, you can stretch your walks out to include as many of the nearby neighborhoods as the two of you can handle.
The ground here is quite flat which might seem a bit boring at first. But that's only if you don't put your creative thinking cap on! Try creating a series of walking routes that take you and Fido around different blocks each day and work in some of the trails in the nearby park to add a little more variety. While your walks are mostly for exercise, there is no reason why they shouldn't be fun for you!
During any month where the temperature is over 80°F, the paved surfaces can reach temperatures of more than 120°F. Exercise caution during the heat of the day and ensure that the ground you're walking on is safe and comfortable for your dog.
The nearest green space is Cedar Highlands Park on the east edge of the community. The park offers a small kid's playground and an adjoining area of woods with several trails running through them.
If you really want Fido to have fun, you could take them for a ride in the car out to the Community Dog Park next door to the Halifax Humane Society. The park is maintained by the Humane Society and a group of volunteers. Here, you will find separate sections for small and large dogs, watering stations, and places for you to sit out of the sun while your pup runs off to play.
If this is still not quite what you have in mind, maybe the two of you can visit the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area. The WMA offers the two of you 30,000 acres of forests and miles of trails to explore it all on.