Tiger Bay Estates is a newer area of Daytona slowly being expanded to include a number of large homes on equally large lots. The entire area sits between I-4 and W. International Speedway Blvd. and is an extension of Daytona Highridge Estates.
One of the advantages of living out here is being able to get away from the noise of the city. Conversely, living this far out means that if you want to go out to eat, find a dog park, or buy a new bag of dog food, you will have to drive back into town. But on the bright side, you live right next to the Tiger Bay State Forest.
Summers in Daytona bring plenty of endless sunshine, temperatures in the 90s, and almost daily thunderstorms that drive the humidity to the point where you feel like you're breathing water. Winters, on the other hand, give you plenty of relief from the heat with milder temperatures in the 40s during January.
Like most of Daytona, you won't find much in the way of challenging terrain here in Tiger Bay Estates with the exception of the trails running through the dense woods that still cover much of the area while it is still being developed. The good news is that there is plenty of room along Roosevelt Blvd. for you to walk along no matter where your property lies along it.
Do keep in mind that during the summer months, the temperature of the paved roads can hit in excess of 140°F by mid-afternoon. Pavement this hot can cause burns, discomfort, and injury fairly quickly. You should start taking your walks with your dog earlier in the morning before things have had time to heat up under the sun's constant glare. Be sure you give their paws time to get used to walking on pavement before taking on the prospect of longer hikes.
The entire community of Tiger Bay Estates is one vast green space. The few homes here have had only a minor impact on the surrounding woods. These woods offer plenty of trails for you to explore, but keep in mind that you are going out into "untamed" woods.
If you follow the trees far enough, they blend into the Tiger Bay State Forest. Of the 20,000 acres that make up the forest, approximately 15,000 were destroyed by the fires in 1998. You never know what you will find when hiking the miles of trails winding through the area. You might come across a female black bear and her cubs looking for food. Many people have spotted bald eagles and their nests as their population continues to grow.
Thanks to massive reforestation efforts, the forests are starting to return to their pre-Summer Wildfire Firestorm state, making the area perfect for you and your dog to go on long hikes.