Silver Terrace is a community of single-family homes located on the peninsula running between the beach and S Peninsula Dr. Living here puts you with a few minutes walk of the beach and, if you like to dine out, there are plenty of great restaurants within driving distance including Cocina 214, Adam's Egg, and several fast-food eateries.
Like the nightlife? You can't go wrong here as there are several hot places to dance the night away including the Mai Tai Bar, Razzle's, and the Ocean Deck. However, if you want a dog park or pet supply store, you'll find them back over on the mainland side of town.
If you own a home over on the beachside, you are going to love the seemingly endless sunshine with summer temperatures in the 90s. Winters here aren't too bad either with temperatures averaging in the 50s and 60s. Luckily, there are very few days when you won't be able to go for walk.
Living here also means having a choice of terrain to walk on. First up is the residential area where you will find blocks of single-family homes with plenty of sidewalks for the two of you to walk on. You can add or subtract blocks to create the ultimate walking experience.
Keep in mind that the sidewalks here tend to be quite rough which can be hard on the pads under your dog's paws. Keep a close eye on them, look for excessive wear and tear and any other signs of damage.
Florida heat can wreak a bit of havoc on paved surfaces, especially in the midday. Keep your dog's safety in mind and walk only in the cooler times of day where you won't have to deal with anything too hot. You can also consider keeping your walks to the nearby parks to keep on the cool, comfortable grass.
The beach is your best option when it comes to open space and variety. The sand furthest away from the water is dry and soft, making it very challenging. The further you can walk in the soft sand the better as it will help you build leg muscles and endurance. When you have gone as far as you can , the two of you can make the return journey on the wet sand and in the surf. This sand is much easier to walk on and you get to play in the water and cool your feet off!
If you must have "green," you can go back over on the mainland side where you can take Beach Street going north to Tomoka State Park. While not huge, this park does offer a half-mile-long nature trail and is home to the 1,500-year-old Timucuan Indian village of Nocoroco and over 160 different species of birds along with many other animals.