The Aliki Tower was the final unit to be built in the Aliki family, featuring wrap-around glass-walled balconies allowing you to see the Halifax River and the ocean from your unit. The largest shopping center on the peninsula is a couple of blocks to the south and has a Publix grocery store, a Bealls, and several others stores to make use of. However, if you want a pet supply store, you have to drive back over to the mainland side of town. Living over on the beachside puts you close to several of the best restaurants in town.
Of course, the biggest attraction besides the beach itself is the weather. Winters are a bit on the rainy side from time to time, but the worst temperatures you have to deal with are in January when they are in the upper 40s. However, summers are spectacular with endless days of blue skies, sunshine, and temperatures in the upper 90-degree range.
Living directly on the beach puts you in an interesting situation when it comes to finding the right terrain to go walking on. On the one side, you have block after block of residential sidewalks for you and your pup to explore. The land is flat, however, and somewhat boring to walk along.
Be aware that during the summer months, paved surfaces in these areas can become hot enough to cause burns to sensitive puppy paws. It can also be rough enough to cause some significant wear and tear. If you must walk on the sidewalks, be sure take you walks early in the morning when things are cooled down.
On the other side, you have the beach with its blend of soft sand that can be very hard to walk in and makes for great exercise. There's also the wet sand that is much easier to walk in, providing the best possible workout.
When it comes to green spaces, you live on the edge of 23 miles of beach that is as close to green space as you are likely to get anywhere nearby. But if you prefer somewhere with a little more shade, you can always drive north to the Tomoka and Bulow Creek State Parks.
In Tomoka State Park you and your dog can hike to the Timucua Indian Village of Nocoroco, built over 1,500 years ago. The park offers nature trails for the two of you to hike along, plenty of shade, and lots of animals and birds to look for.
Bulow Creek State Park is built on the site of the former Bulow Plantation destroyed in 1836 during the Second Seminole War. There isn't much left of the plantation beyond a few ruins, but the park makes a great place to take the whole family for a picnic and to go hiking in the woods.