Fairglen Village is a well-established area with single-family, single-story row houses one block from Nova Rd. which is a bustling thoroughfare running all the way from Ormond Beach down to Port Orange where it connects with the A1A. While families are living here, this area may not be the best place to take your pup for a walk, especially late at night or early in the morning. Thankfully, there are dog-friendly parks within driving distance that make a much better choice for you and your pup. Along with this, there are pet stores, vets, groomers, and places to eat all within easy driving distance.
One of the reasons so many people choose to live in Florida is the weather! The climate in the Daytona Beach area is nothing short of spectacular with winter lows in the upper 40s and summer highs in the 90s. Although the humidity is high here, it never snows.
The terrain here is quite flat and mostly artificial beyond backyards. The areas to the north and east have more housing neighborhoods, while those to the west and south are filled with businesses and large concrete parking lots. There is a sidewalk running along the south side of the community where you can take your pooch with grass on either side for cooler paws.
However, just because the area around your home is flat, this doesn't mean you can't get in plenty of healthy hikes. You just have to be a bit more creative! There are parks in the area to play in and the beach is only a small drive away, both of which offer you and your pup a chance to get in some much-needed off-the-pavement exercise. Alternatively, you can always challenge each other to walk as many blocks as you can, extending the distance as you get more used to the walks.
When it comes to greenways, there are a few large empty lots that have been left to return to nature that might be a good place for you to take your pooch out so that they can play on something besides pavement.
Derbyshire Park over on 3rd and Vine offers basketball and tennis courts, a football field, softball fields, and plenty of grass for you had your pup to run around on. If you are looking for a dog park for Fido where they can run around with other dogs off-leash, you will have to drive to find one. The nearest is the Halifax Humane Society Dog Park over on LPGA Blvd. with lots of grass, shaded areas to get out of the Florida sunshine, and some agility obstacles.
The Happy Trails Dog Park on S. Peninsula D. covers 1/4 of an acre and is also open to dogs of all sizes with separate sections for small and large.