Pato Manor is a mostly residential area of single-family homes on the beachside peninsula. The community runs from the Halifax River on the west to the beach on the east.
For those of you who love the beach and hot summers, this might be the ideal place to live with summer temperatures in the high 90s. Winters can be a little chilly with January daytime highs in the 40s and frost on your windshield in the morning. The only thing that might stop your walks is a good rainy day.
Providing you don't have an objection to doing a bit of driving, there are several excellent restaurants all up and down A1A for you to sample. But if you want a dog park or pet supply store, you will have to go back over the Main Street bridge and into the mainland part of town to find something that will fit your tastes.
The terrain here is pretty typical of what you might expect in a suburban community over on the beachside. This essentially means blocks of residential neighborhoods with a few businesses thrown in for good measure.
If you are into long walks on the sidewalk, you won't have a problem finding your way around here. However, you should know that many of the streets don't have sidewalks, so you and Fido will be walking on the roads. Be sure you take your walks during the summer early in the morning to ensure the surfaces are still cool enough to walk on safely.
To keep your strolls interesting, be sure you create a range of walking routes for the two of you to take. Choosing a different one each day to keep things exciting and to give your pup's nose a chance to sniff at varying smells along the way will give them something to look forward to.
When it comes to finding green spaces for you and Fido to enjoy, you live next to one of the largest in the area.
The World's Most Famous Beach is 23 miles long and offers plenty of room and varying terrain to enjoy. You can use the soft sand to walk in on the outbound leg of your journey and then switch over to walking at the edge of the surf on your way back. The sand here is much easier to walk on and you have the added pleasure of being able to play in the surf.
From here, there are also several state parks and forests you can explore together. The largest of these is the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area which covers well over 30,000 acres of dense Florida Forest. Take your time exploring the many miles of trails running through the WMA as you never know what type of local wildlife you might come across!