Ella Colemans is a single-street community with single-family homes and an apartment building on the west end of the street. The neighborhood is less than a block from the Halifax River and the Main St. Bridge that takes you over to the beachside. There is an excellent selection of restaurants on both sides of the Halifax River. If you are into clubbing, it's just a short drive over to A1A where there are multiple clubs catering to a wide variety of tastes. There are a few small parks in the area, but nothing of any great size. They're just enough grass for your pup to play around on.
Daytona Beach is the perfect place for those who like warm winters and super hot summers. In the winter, you can count on temperatures in the 40s and 50s and no snow. In the summers, you can count on highs in the 90s for weeks on end and regular rain showers.
The overall terrain in the Ella Colemans neighborhood is flat and sandy, with the beach just a block and a half away. The bulk of your walking will be done on the sidewalks running around most blocks. While the flat ground may not seem like it has a lot to offer in the way of a challenge, it just means that you need to put forth a little effort into creating hiking routes that will take you in different directions and around a variety of the many blocks.
However, there are a couple of things you need to know about taking Fido for walks on paved surfaces. First, if they are a puppy or have very little experience walking on pavement, you need to give their paws time to build up a layer of callus. Second, during the summer months, the pavement can become hot enough to cause burns, so exercise caution when heading out for your daily walks.
Like most of the smaller neighborhoods in this part of Daytona, there is very little in the way of green space in the immediate vicinity. But just over a block away, there is a wide expanse of grass along the west bank of the Halifax River. Along with this, there is a walking trail that runs along the bank for you to put to good use.
If you are looking for something a little more challenging and, it's just a short drive to the Tiger Bay State Forest and Tomoka Wildlife Management Area (WMA). With over 30,000 acres full of trails, picnic areas, and dense woods to wander around in, the two of you should be able to find all kinds of fun to get into.
Do keep in mind that the entire area is full of wildlife including black bears, bald eagle, herons, white-tailed deer, bobcats, and the ever-popular alligator. Exercise caution when wandering in these wooded areas.