Tuscawilla Highlands is located just south of S. Nova Rd. and is next door to the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Daytona Beach. Living here puts you close to the Volusia Mall and Daytona International Speedway, home of the Daytona 500 and the Birthplace of Speed, not to mention the home of NASCAR. It also puts you close to Tuscawilla Park and the Daytona International Airport.
Of course, living in the heart of mainland Daytona does come with certain perks like the amazing selection of places to eat. There are also several places to buy pet supplies in the area.
For those who like hot weather, Daytona Beach offers summers in the mid-90s to triple digits in July and August. When you add in winters that typically remain in the high 40s and low 50s during the day, you won't find many days in which you won't be able to get out and walk.
The terrain here is typical of what you might find anywhere in Daytona. In other words, it's very flat. While this might not seem like it would present much of a walking challenge for the two of you, all it takes is a little imagination to find ways to keep your walks both interesting and challenging.
Try walking around different blocks, going different directions at the bottom of your driveway, or even walking over to Tuscawilla Park. The more variety you can build into your walks, the more enjoyable they will be. Your dog does more exploring using their nose than their eyes, so the more new areas you give them to sniff, the happier they will be. The variety in scenery doesn't hurt either!
There is also a small area of woods to the east of the neighborhood that the two of you can check out on the occasional walk.
There are several green spaces in the immediate vicinity of Tuscawilla Highlands including Tuscawilla Park. This park was established as a disc golf course with over 60 pin locations and plenty of water hazards, ditches, and very tall trees to enjoy. It is a good place to take your dog for their walks as there are several nature trails for the two of you to explore.
If you need a larger area of green space, Tiger Bay State Forest and the Tomoka Wildlife Management Area are only short drive west on US 92 International Speedway Blvd. Here, you will find over 30,000 acres of prime Florida forest, wetlands, and, of course, local inhabitants in the form of over 160 species of birds and numerous ground-based critters such as black bears and gators. Be sure you bring plenty of insect repellent as the mosquitoes here will eat you alive if you aren't protected!