The homes in Sharon Heights are single-family suburban-style homes with moderately-sized suburban yards. For those who like to eat out, living here puts you within driving distance of many of the finest restaurants in town. You and your pup can walk to the nearest park, but if you want more space, it's going to be a bit of a drive. The same applies to finding stores to shop for dog food and treats.
If you have high school age kids, they can walk to school as Mainland High is only a couple of blocks away, so no more riding the school bus! While you are living on the mainland side of Daytona Beach, it's also only a short drive to the World's Most Famous Beach, making the perfect place to spend time when summer temperatures are high. You can even walk on the beach in the winter when the temperatures are typically in the 40s and 50s.
The terrain in and around Sharon Heights is mostly suburban in nature and flat. If you want your walks to be a bit more interesting, you are going to have to think beyond going around the same block day after day. The trick is to realize that you live in an area where there is an unlimited supply of blocks to choose for your walks. The more variety you can build into your walks, the more you are likely to enjoy them.
Please keep in mind that during the summer months in this Florida area, when the outside temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, the surface of the pavement can be extremely hot and uncomfortable. This can certainly cause significant discomfort or pain in sensitive puppy paws, so be aware of your dog's comfort level and protect their feet with the appropriate footwear or head out earlier or later in the day.
Living here puts you within walking distance of the beach where you and your pup can walk for as many miles as you can handle. Use the soft white sand up against the inland side for the outbound leg of your walks. This type of sand will suck at your feet and makes walking more challenging.
Don't push things too hard at first! You need to give yourself and your dog time to get used to the strain. Be sure to use the wet hard packed sand on the return journey. It is much easier to walk on and will give everyone's muscles a chance to cool down.
As an added bonus, Fido will get the chance to romp around in the surf which they are sure to enjoy! Why not take the time to get out there in the water and play? It's a great way to cool off and have a bit of fun on a sunny afternoon.