Idlewild Terrace is a neighborhood of single-family homes on the corner of N Clyde Morris Blvd. and Mason Avenue. Those who live here are only a short drive from shopping at the Volusia Mall and Daytona International Speedway. For those of you who like to eat out, there are several restaurants nearby such as Tj's Fish & Chicken and Hampton's Restaurant.
There are parks within walking and driving distance for you to enjoy and pet supply stores are available for when your pooch needs more grub or treats. To top it all off, you are no more than 15 minutes away from the beach, something you are sure to appreciate when the temperature outside hits 90 degrees and the sun never seems to stop shining.
The best part is that you can go walking with Spot on the beach virtually any day of the year, even in January when daytime temperatures hover around the 50-degree mark.
The only way to describe the terrain in and around Idlewild Terrace would be to say it is flat and suburban. In this area, you will find block after block of residential neighborhoods which, while it might sound dull, is only as boring as you let it be.
To your dog, going for a walk is generally enough to get them excited and ready to go. But if you keep taking the exact same route every time you go for a walk, both of you are likely to become bored. To avoid this, all you have to do is go around different blocks each time you go out.
Most of the streets here do not have sidewalks, so pay close attention to where your pup is walking. You should always be aware of the temperature of the pavement as well. During the summer months, it is typically too hot for them to walk on by noon.
Those who live in Idlewild Terrace have the good fortune to be directly across from Cedar Highlands Park. This park offers several trails weaving through a small copse of woods for you and Spot to wander around in.
However, if you are looking for somewhere that your pup can run around off leash, it's only a short drive west on US 92 to the Community Dog Park built and maintained by the Halifax Humane Society and a team of volunteers. The park is split into separate fenced-in sections for small and large dogs and has watering stations. The park also offers an appropriately sized agility course in each section, toys to play with, and shady seating for dog owners to sit back and relax while their pets go hang out and have fun together. Please remember to use the free bags to clean up after Spot if they leave a mess behind.