Allandale Gardens incorporates the Bayside Business Park, two large parks for you and your family to enjoy, and a large manufactured home community on Commonwealth Boulevard and Spruce Creek Road. Living here puts you with a few minutes' drive of South Nova Road which you can use to take you to the Dunlawton Avenue shopping district.
From I-95 to the west all the way to the Halifax River, Dunlawton Avenue is a shopping mecca. Along this major thoroughfare, you will find strip malls, shopping centers, a Walmart Supercenter where you can buy anything and everything from food and clothing for yourself to treats and food for your pooch, and much more. All of this is within a ten-minute drive of your home.
The community is also home to Buschman Park and the Margaret Buschman Parcel, two large green spaces for you and your family to spend time having fun in the sun!
Both Commonwealth and Spruce Creek are busy roads, especially during rush hours. Thankfully, all of the residential streets have sidewalks for you and your dog to use for your daily strolls. One thing about these sidewalks is that they run right alongside the streets, leaving no room between you and the cars. Extra care should be taken any time you are out walking along them.
You can walk along the Halifax Canal and cross over to the other side of Commonwealth Boulevard and into Buschman Park. While the land here is pretty flat, you can integrate extra blocks into your walks, stroll around the lake in the Margaret Buschman Parcel, and use the distance you walk to replace any exercise lost due to the lack of hills. The best time of day to go for your long walks is early in the morning before the day and the traffic both start to heat up.
Living in Allandale Gardens has the advantage of being right across the street from the Margaret Buschman Parcel and Buschman Park. Both of these areas join together to create a vast green space with walking paths and nature trails for you to enjoy. The park offers a playground and picnic tables. The parcel also includes a large lake with a walking path and a vast area of woods for you and your pup to enjoy being able to walk under the cover of the dense trees.
A five-minute drive to the south on Spruce Creek Road is the entrance to the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. Covering more than 1,600 acres of swampland and woods, the preserve is home to hundreds of different birds and animals. Take the time to climb the 15-foot tall observation tower and gaze out over the swamps before making the 6-mile round trip with your furry friend down to New Smyrna Beach and back.