Madison Heights is a single-family residential neighborhood at the southwest corner of Mason Avenue and Clyde Morris Boulevard close to the Volusia Mall and Cedar Highlands Park. Being here also puts you at a five-minute drive from Daytona International Speedway and the Halifax Health Medical Center.
If you like to eat out from time to time, you are within a short drive of several of the best restaurants in the city. Living here also puts you within driving distance of multiple chain pet supply stores and only fifteen minutes away from the beach!
Summers here are hard to beat. The temperatures stay in the 90s for days on end with nary a cloud to be seen. But if you think the summers are good, then you are going to love the winters with temperatures in the fifties, even in January. You can even take Fido out for a Christmas Day walk on the beach to celebrate the season.
Despite the lack of sidewalks, Madison Heights offers several blocks for you and Fido to walk around for your daily exercise. By rotating which blocks you walk, you can keep them a little more interesting. Keep in mind that you don't have to stick to just the blocks in your neighborhood as there are numerous other communities to explore.
The ground here is flat, so you will have to make do with distance to get in the amount of exercise you need. If your pup is not used to walking on pavement, start with short walks to give their paws time to toughen up before you expect them to be able to handle going for longer walks. Since you will be doing most of your walking on pavement, be aware that during the summer months, you'll want to take your walks early in the morning before the pavement becomes too hot to walk on.
Those living in Madison Heights have the advantage of a small copse of woods at the west end of their community. There are trails running into the woods for you and your pup to enjoy spending summer days walking along.
To the north is Cedar Highlands Park which is another large area of woods for the two of you to romp around in. If you are looking for a dog park where you can let your pup run around off leash, the nearest one is the Community Dog Park at the Halifax Humane Society. The park is split into two fenced-in areas and each side has water fountains for the dogs and plenty of seating in the shade for humans. This way, you can relax while Fido goes off and plays with the other dogs who are hanging out in the park. Think of it as "Social Hour" for your pup and give them plenty of time to play!