There are many advantages to living in the Colony Condos, starting with being in the middle of the restaurant zone. You will find a fantastic selection of eateries along Flagler Avenue as well as several excellent bars and pubs. This is just the beginning as you can walk from your condo to any of these amenities or you can reach the beach on foot in five minutes so that you can take your dog for a walk!
Flagler Avenue is also the main bridge going back over to the mainland side of town for more shopping opportunities and access to US 1 and I-95. On this side of town, you will find several world-class golf courses and country clubs. These make great places to spend a summer morning before it gets too hot. However, you must remember, you can't take your dog for walks on the golf courses, so you might find the beach a bit more welcoming.
Living on Flagler Beach means living in a very busy part of town. The vehicular traffic tends to be heavy most of the day and well into the late evening as this is one of the main thoroughfares between the beachside and mainland. Along with plenty of vehicular traffic, you are likely to run into plenty of people walking around during the day and into the evening. After all, this is a tourist town!
The terrain here is very flat and mostly commercial and retail, meaning that there's not a lot in the way of green stuff for you to take your dog for walks on. Once you walk away from Flagler Avenue, you move into more residential areas where the traffic tends to be less and you won't have to fend off the crowds to be able to take your daily walks so your pup can do their business and stretch their legs.
The beach is the nearest open space to your east and runs for miles to the south from Ponce Inlet. It's a great place to bring your dog for a daily walk. You can walk as far as you want using the soft sand for a good workout and the wet sand to let your muscles cool down on the way back. Make sure you both go for a dip in the ocean to cool off!
Just across the bridge and to the north is the Spruce Creek Preserve, a vast area of forest, waterways, and open spaces for you and your dog to enjoy. There are entrances to the preserve in several locations that are easy to find. Be sure you enjoy the many miles of trails running through the preserve! Take a camera with you or use your cell phone to see how many different animals and birds you can find on your hikes.