Located along Beville Road, Shangri La is a small community of newer single-family homes in a well-kept environment. While living here puts you a short drive out from the heart of the city, it also means living in a far more peaceful area. Despite this, you are just down the road from a Walmart Supercenter where you can pick up food for your dog along with treats, toys, and accessories.
If you like to eat out, be prepared to drive as there aren't many restaurants in the nearby areas. The same situation applies to finding dog-friendly parks for you and your pup to pal around in.
Living in Daytona means loving the hot weather. The summer temperatures here stay in the 90s for weeks at a time with the occasional thunderstorm to interrupt the frequent blue skies. Even the winters here are mild and pleasant with lows that tend to hover in the 40s and 50s.
The ground around Shangri La is ideal for taking a puppy or an older dog for a walk as the flat terrain is quite easy to walk on. But if your pup is athletic, you might have a hard time getting much out of the terrain. With an athletic dog, you may find you have to substitute distance for the challenge of hills.
Take Fido for long walks and stick not only around your own neck of the woods, but you are in the middle of a large residential area with plenty of other blocks for the two of you to walk around. Be sure you try to vary the blocks you walk around each day to give them something new to sniff at.
Remember to keep the temperature of the pavement in mind as you get ready to go out. Warm summers can make the ground hot and uncomfortable for your walking partner.
Within the community, there isn't much in the way of useable green space. But living here puts you within a very short drive of the Tiger Bay State Forest and Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area. The WMA and State Forest cover more than 30,000 acres of prime forest land. Although approximately 15,000 acres were severely damaged in the 1998 wildfires, the entire area has regrown and is a spectacular place to go walking. There are miles of trails for biking, horseback riding, and hiking.
Although this area is still relatively flat, it does offer some excellent hiking terrain and an opportunity to spend a couple of hours each week trying to see how much of the different types of wildlife you can spot along the way. You might see a black bear, whitetail deer, and even a bald eagle or two along the way. These and many more animals call the WMA home. Just remember to respect them all!