Hillcrest Homesites is a neighborhood of single-family homes on Dunn Avenue, just north of UCF, Daytona Beach, Daytona State College, and the Halifax Health Medical Center. Although you are not quite in the center of all the action, you are close enough to be able to enjoy it and still retreat to the peace and quiet of your home.
For NASCAR lovers, the track and museum are only a ten-minute drive away. There are also several outstanding restaurants located nearby and pet supply stores within driving distance. If you are looking for a dog park, the nearest is a ten to fifteen-minute drive out of town on International Speedway Boulevard.
The weather in Daytona starts warming up from the high 40s and low 50s of January during the month of February. By mid-summer, the temperatures are in the upper 90s and stay that way for weeks on end. You'll want to enjoy the warm weather living in this area.
The terrain here is quite suburban with blocks of single and multi-family homes all around you to use for your daily walks. Most, however, do not have sidewalks, so you will need to take extra care when walking your pup on the streets. Wearing light-colored clothing makes it easier for motorists to see you, especially late in the evening. Walk against the traffic for safety and remember to be polite when strolling past residential yards. These may not always be the best place to venture if your pooch is looking for a place to do their business.
While this area may not provide much open space to roam, you'll at least be able to get in a good amount of distance throughout the area. With several blocks to explore, you can mix them up for a little variety. Either way, your dog is sure to appreciate the ability to get out and walk, no matter where you go.
Beyond a few vacant lots, the nearest usable green space is Cedar Highlands Park. Here, you can walk on the trails that run through the woods, but the area is small and may not be enough for either of you to get much exercise.
If you are going to drive to find green space, why not take Fido out to the Community Dog Park next to the Halifax Humane Society? This fully enclosed dog park consists of two fenced-in areas, one for small dogs and one for the big guys. Each has water stations, agility courses, and toys to play with! There is also plenty of shady places for you to sit while your pup runs around off leash. Be kind and use the available doggy bags to pick up any messes your dog leaves as the park is maintained by volunteers who would appreciate not having to clean up after each individual dog owner!