Forest Ridge is a small section of the West Ridgewood Ranch Estates and incorporates a number of single-family homes near LPGA Boulevard. The community is on the outskirts of the city. This typically means being 15 to 20 minutes away from most avenues for shopping, including pet supply stores. It also means being within driving distance of many of the top restaurants in town for those of you who love to eat out. Then there is Daytona Beach with 23 miles of sand to enjoy walking and playing on.
If summers are your thing, you are going to love living here with temperatures in the 90s and seemingly endless blue skies. If you think this sounds good, then you are going to really enjoy the winters with temperatures in the 50s and 60s for you and Fido to enjoy getting to go for walks in.
The terrain here is quite flat and unexciting with street after street of homes for you to walk around on. There is a lack of sidewalks, leaving the two of you little choice but to walk on the roads. Be sure you walk against the flow of traffic and wear light-colored clothing to ensure motorists can see you and your dog.
Forest Ridge is part of a large residential area with plenty of blocks for the two of you to build into your daily walks and add some variety into them. If you are new to the area, you should be aware that during the hottest part of the summer, the pavement can become far to hot for your dog to walk on safely. The easiest way to avoid this situation and save your pup's paws from being burned is to take your walks during the early morning hours before things heat up.
Unfortunately, there isn't much in the way of green space in the immediate area except for the grounds around the Living Faith World Ministries property. But, if you don't mind popping your pooch in the car, you can take them to the Community Dog Park at the Halifax Humane Society. The park features two separate fenced-in areas including one for larger dogs and one for smaller dogs. Each section has a series of agility obstacles and water fountains to ensure Fido stays hydrated. The only thing the Humane Society asks that you use the free bags to clean up after your pup as the park is maintained by a team of volunteers.
Further out to the west is the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area where you and your four-legged friend can use the miles of trails to explore 30,000 acres of dense Florida forest, cypress swamps, and more.