The Arman Professional Center Condo is a small business strip mall on Dunlawton Avenue close to where it intersects with Spruce Creek Road. While there are no residences at the Professional Center, there is a large community directly behind it. This neighborhood is family and dog-friendly, filled with ranch-style homes set on very clean streets filled with shade trees.
Living this close to Dunlawton Avenue means being no more than ten minutes from Interstate-95, the main north-south highway on the east side of the state, making the location perfect for those who commute north or south for work. Between the interchange and the bridge over the Halifax River, all along both sides of the highway are many of the major stores in town, including Publix, Walmart, and many others. There are also several shopping centers to check out, restaurants to investigate, and pet supply stores where you can buy everything your pup needs.
Make no mistake about it, Dunlawton Avenue is a bustling thoroughfare and stays very busy most of the time. From early morning until late at night, it is particularly hectic. There are paved paths alongside the highway, but if your dog is not used to the noise and commotion created by the heavy traffic, you may not want to use them.
Whether you live in the neighborhood behind the Arman Professional Center Condo or bring your dog to work, you should plan to use the sidewalks here for your walks. In addition to rush hours, you should find more to deal with in the form of the many local children who play here out on their bikes, rollerblades, or skateboards. Even if your dog is great with kids, you should still use a short leash to help maintain better control when the inevitable child comes running up!
There isn't much in the way of usable green space near the Arman Professional Center Condo or within the community behind it. However, five minutes to the northwest is Dunlawton Sugar Mill Garden. The exotic botanical gardens and nature trials sit on the site of a 19th-century sugar mill and plantation, the ruins of which can still be seen here. It's a beautiful place to bring the whole family or just the dog to hike the nature trails.
A five-minute drive over the Dunlawton Avenue bridge will take you and your dog right out onto the beach. Yes, you can drive on and park on the sand, bring the family, a picnic, and your four-legged fur-buddy! While the family is playing in the water, you and your dog can take a nice long hike in either direction. With a variety of terrain to use, you'll never find yourself bored when traveling across the sand.