Kingley Court is a residential neighborhood a few blocks to the north of Volusia Mall and the Halifax Health Medical Center. This is a great centralized location, putting you within a ten to fifteen-minute drive of many of the best places to eat in the city, superior places to shop, and for you NASCAR fans, Daytona International Speedway.
If the beach is more your thing, then it's just a short drive over the bridge to the white sands of Daytona Beach where you and Fido can run around and go for long walks. If warm weather is your thing, you are going to love the 90-degree summers with endless blue skies and plenty of humidity to go with it. During the coldest days of January, you might have to endure temperatures as low as the upper 40s, so there will be few excuses for not taking your daily walks in the fresh air.
The terrain here is typical of most suburban communities in the city. Carefully laid out grid-style blocks are filled with single-family homes. Like many of the older neighborhoods, there aren't many sidewalks here for you and your pup to make use of. This means you have to do a fair amount of your time walking along the side of the road.
No matter what time of day you and Fido go for walks, be sure you are wearing light-colored clothing to help motorists see you. Be creative and make use of the many blocks around you to create a variety of walking patterns. This will help take some of the boredom out of your daily strolls and give your dog new territory to sniff at.
Make sure you keep an eye on your dog's paws as the pavement can act like sandpaper and rub them fairly raw if you're not cautious!
Kingley Court sits next to a couple of small sections of woods and is close to Cedar Highlands Park where there is a small playground for the kids with trails running through the woods for you and Fido to walk on.
If you are looking for some serious hiking, it's only a 15 to 20-minute drive west on LPGA Blvd. to the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area, a 30,000-acre blend of forests, cypress swamps, and pine-palmettos with miles of trails for you and your dog to explore. 20 years ago, 15,000 acres of the WMA were severely damaged or destroyed during the 1998 wildfires. Today, you might be hard-pressed to see the damage as the forests have been reestablished in part by Mother Nature and the rest by the hard work of countless volunteers. The wildlife has returned and it is one of the most beautiful places in the area to go hiking.