Three River Ridge Estates sits on the east bank of the Halifax River with the Atlantic Ocean just two short blocks to the east. Living here puts you in the City of Daytona Beach Shores part of Greater Daytona Beach. The community consists of larger homes with suburban yards and several excellent restaurants such as Azure, Dubs Restaurant, and Mike's Galley.
As for parks, there is one small park on the other side of A1A. If you want bigger parks, you must be prepared to drive to find them. Beyond a couple of convenience stores, your best bet for pet supply stores or any kind of shopping is to head back over the Dunlawton Bridge and shop on the mainland.
Living on the beachside is the best place to be in the summer when the temperatures are in the 90s. Winters can be a bit chilly, however, with temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s.
Living on the beachside offers you a choice of walking terrain. There are no hills to climb or significant changes in elevation to work with, so you may have to be creative in where you venture. Going for walkies is about making sure Fido gets enough exercise every day.
Your first choice is to use the many sidewalks and blocks around you to create a series of walks that take you in a different direction every day. The alternative, however, is to take your pup over to the beach for their walks. Once you hit the beach, use the soft sand to really work those leg muscles. The way it sucks at your feet gives your lungs and all kinds of muscles a good workout. Then take it easy on the way back by walking in the edge of the surf where the sand is firmer and easier to walk on.
Living here puts you within walking distance of the Frank Rendon Park which doesn't offer much in the way of grass, but it does have lots of parking and gives you direct access a huge area of green space.
Your other option is the beach where the two of you can go for walks, enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. During the summer months, the best time of day to go hiking on the sand is early in the morning when there aren't many people to cause much crowding.
Alternatively, if you don't mind going for a drive, the two of you can check out Smyrna Dunes Park where there are 73 acres of dunes, scrubs, beachfront, the ocean, and riverfront to explore. Or you can cruise out to the 30,000 acres that comprise the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area, where there are miles of trails for you and your dog to explore.