Pleasant Park Daytona is a neighborhood of single-family homes next door to the Cypress Aquatic Center and Cypress Park. Living here puts you very close to both Daytona Beach State College and the Volusia Mall. It also puts you within driving distance of a fabulous selection of superb restaurants serving a wealth of international cuisines for you to sample.
If you want a little nightlife, its less than 20 minutes over the bridge to the boardwalk where there are plenty of nightclubs for you to enjoy. The nearest pet supply stores are just a short distance away. There are also small parks nearby for those times when you need to get off the pavement!
Living in Daytona in the summer means 90-degree weather, high humidity, and air conditioning. Winters mean no air conditioning and temperatures averaging in the 50s. You can expect weather that is perfect for taking long walks with your dog!
The ground here is typically flat and suburban and many of the streets here do not have sidewalks. When walking with your dog, you should wear light-colored or reflective clothing to ensure that motorists can see you.
Flat ground is perfect for taking young puppies out for their first walks, dogs that have added a few extra pounds, or older dogs dealing with the aches and pains of arthritis. Start out slowly to give your dog's paws time to get used to walking on paved surfaces. It won't take long, but stick to short walks at first and slowly work your way up to the point at which they can go anywhere.
One thing you cannot protect Fido's paws from is the pavement in the summer months when it will be hot enough to burn. During the months when the temperature outside is over 80°F, you should take your walks in the early morning before things warm up.
The nearest greenways are a large vacant lot on the corner of Pinehaven and Keech and Cypress Park where you will find plenty of grass and a walking trail for the two of you to use. However, this is not a very big park and is likely to become boring very quickly.
The good news is that as long as you and your pup don't mind going for a bit of a drive out on US 92 to the west of town, there are over 30,000 acres of Florida forest to explore instead! Although 15,000 acres of the forest were severely damaged during the wildfires of 1998, most of it has recovered and is once again home to hundreds of birds, herds of whitetail deer, and families of black bear. It is also home to miles of trails where you and your dog can spend countless hours hiking to your heart's content!