Foster Properties is a neat little community of single-family homes next door to the Samuel L. Butts Archeological Park. Living here puts you within a short drive of the Halifax River and bridges to the beachside.
The best restaurants in town are only a few minutes away on the mainland side and over along A1A on the beachside. There are a few parks to take your dog walking in nearby, but if you need dog food or supplies, expect to drive. On the other hand, if you like to play golf, the Daytona Beach Golf Course entrance is only five minutes away. From surfing to hitting the clubs at night or commuting to work, the neighborhood is conveniently located.
Summers here mean temperatures in the 90s and long days of blue skies and sunshine. Winters, on the other hand, are mild with temperatures in the 50s and 60s and a modest amount of rain.
The terrain here is mostly flat and uninteresting. Thankfully, you have access to the trail around the Samuel L. Butts Park, but even that can get boring if you don’t add more variety into your walks.
With so many residential blocks in the area, it should be easy to create new ways to go around them and create walking routes that will add enough variety to your walks.
Two important things to keep in mind while you are learning to take your pup for walks on paved surfaces include knowing that the surface is rough. Give your dog's paws time to get used to it before expecting them to go too far. In addition, any time the temperature outside is over 80°F, paved surfaces can be over 135°F. These kinds of temperatures are enough to cause some discomfort and burns, especially in the heated Florida climate. Protect your dog's paws before heading out for your walks.
The nearest green space is right at your doorstep. The Samuel L. Butts Archeological Park sits at the site where a wealth of bone tools, spear points, and pottery fragments were discovered, along with the skeletal remains of an Ice Age mastodon. The site is registered with the Florida Division of Historic Resources and today forms a lake that is home to many aquatic animals and migratory waterfowl.
To the west is Tuscawilla Park, home to Daytona Beach Zipline Adventures, a 65-pin disc golf course, and a large copse of woods with trails. Tuscawilla is a great place to take the whole family for a day in the fresh air and sunshine. Don't forget to bring plenty of water for everyone!
The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to take your pup out for walks in the fresh air every day and try to vary the walks as much as possible.