West Ridgewood Ranch Estates is the perfect description of suburbia. Here you'll find single-family homes and modest-sized yards located just far enough from the center of town to be away from the hustle and bustle, yet close enough to make driving into town not much of a chore.
Most of the top restaurants in the area are either back towards the center of town or over on the beachside. The same applies to finding somewhere to buy your pup their favorite food and treats. Thankfully, you don't have far to drive if you want to find a dog park. The Community Public Dog Park at the Halifax Humane Society is a just a 5-minute drive west on LPGA Boulevard.
If you like the hot weather, you'll love Daytona Beach where the summers are in the 90s for weeks on end. Even the winters here are fantastic with temperatures averaging in the 50s except for January when they might dip into the 40s.
If you are looking for low ranging hills or at least a noticeable change in elevation, living in Daytona may be a bit disappointing as you won't find much of that anywhere in the area. However, this doesn't mean that you and your pup can't still have fun on your walks! Quite the opposite, in fact! You just need to use your imagination and put the many different blocks around your house to good use.
Try taking different blocks, going different directions out of the driveway, and use the number of blocks to determine if the day is going to be a long walk day or a short one.
Keep in mind that during the summer months, the pavement can reach temperatures of 135°F or more which can be extremely uncomfortable for dogs with sensitive paws. Prepare your pooch for this heat with doggy boots or head out earlier or later in the day when things are cool.
While there might not be much in the way of green space in the nearby vicinity, it's not much of a drive west on LPGA to the Tiger Bay Forest and Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area. This is the perfect place for you and your dog to see what walking out in the woods is like!
This area covers more than 30,000 acres and includes cypress swamps, pine-palmettos, and forest as far as the eye can see. There are enough miles of trails for you to explore that you both can spend months, if not years trying to see everything and still not cover it all.
These woods are teeming with a wild array of local birds and wildlife. You might see bald eagles and peregrine falcons soaring across the sky or feeding on their latest kill. You might also see a mama black bear and her cubs. Just remember to keep your distance!