The Admiralty Club Condos sit in the east bank of the Halifax River, two blocks from the Dunlawton Bridge. The view out over the river is spectacular and offers residents the chance to watch an incredible sunset over the water with a chilled glass of iced tea.
Living here puts you within a five-minute walk of the Atlantic coast and the beach where you and your dog can enjoy hiking for miles in either direction or a nice cool dip in the waves on a hot summer's day.
Shopping for essentials such as food is easy as there is a Publix grocery store five minutes to the north. You can buy just about everything you need here. If you take Dunlawton Avenue back over to the mainland side of town, there are plenty of places to go shopping and eat. Of course, the beachside has more than its fair share of shops and restaurants for you and your family to enjoy.
Being on the riverside of the peninsula does help keep traffic down a bit, but you can count on it being busy during the usual rush hours. As you get closer to South Atlantic Avenue, expect the traffic to pick up, especially during tourist seasons. Be aware that motor vehicles are allowed on the beach, creating even more traffic for you and your dog to deal with.
The condo actually sits at the end of South Peninsula Drive, which also helps to keep the amount of traffic you and your dog have to deal with on a regular basis down. You should be able to plan your walks around most of it.
The terrain here is mostly flat and only some of the streets have sidewalks for the two of you to use. Use your best traffic safety skills and a short leash to keep your dog under control to help keep both of you out of harm's way.
Beyond the small amount of manicured lawn around the condos, the nearest "green" space is the beach. A five-minute walk will put you on the sand that runs for miles to the north and south. The soft dunes here are perfect for a good workout and will help the two of you build your leg muscles and endurance. The wet sand is much easier to walk on and is perfect for your return journey.
Halfway across the Dunlawton Bridge is the Port Orange Causeway Park. This park offers a large parking lot, public docks, and plenty of room for you and your dog to walk on the trails while watching the boats go by on the river.
Next door to the Publix grocery store on Oceans Boulevard is the Lula M. McElroy Park. The park offers several tennis courts, a playground for the kids, and a large field for you and your dog to play on.