Daytona Estates is located just south of SR400 in South Daytona and is a community of modest homes on the corner of S. Nova Rd. and Big Tree Rd. The community is arranged in seven rectangular blocks. If you need pet supplies, there is a Wal-Mart less than a mile north on Nova Rd. If you want a dog park, you won't find one nearby. However, you are only a short drive from a wide array of restaurants serving everything from Chinese cuisine to pizza. At the same time, you are only a short drive from the beachside where there is an even larger selection of eateries to choose from.
Summers are hot and humid in this part of Florida with temperatures in the 90s and humidity to match. But if you and Spot get out early in the morning before things have started to heat up, you can enjoy going for long walks together around the neighborhood.
As you might expect if you live anywhere in this part of Florida, the terrain here is flat with a side dish of flat. Doesn't really sound exciting, does it? This is where you need to put your imagination to work for you. Just because you live in a particular community, this doesn't mean you have to stick to it for your walks. You do have several blocks you can walk around! The trick in making walks with Spot interesting is to add some variety. Try going around different blocks or, better yet, take your walks out of the neighborhood and try going further on some days and stay closer to home on others.
If you really want something a little more challenging, you need to take a ride over to the beach and take on the variety of terrain it has to offer from foot-grabbing soft sand to easy-to-walk-on wet sand.
Green spaces here are like those in most areas of Daytona, spread out, but still there. To the south of the community lies a large expanse of woods and a trail that runs along Old Big Tree Road all the way from S. Nova Rd. to the Georgetown Lake Condos. This is a great place for you and Spot to go for walks.
The nearest park is Blaine O'Neal Park which has a large lake in the center of it with a walking trail encircling it. There is a baseball field and large areas of grass for you and Spot to run around on. Just remember to keep them on a leash and clean up if they leave a mess!
If you are up for the drive, Tiger Bay State Forest a 20,000-acre forest with miles of trails, lakes, and over 15,000 acres of new growth resulting from the Summer Wildfire Firestorm of 1998.