One of the advantages of living on Hickory Lane is that while your home is on the beachside, you are not on the beach! That's not to say living on the beach isn't amazing in its own right, but by living along S Peninsula Drive, you have the added advantage of not having to deal with the traffic along A1A, especially during the summer months.
Living in this area also puts you within driving distance of some of the best restaurants and nightclubs the city has to offer. Have a spectacular seafood dinner at Azure, one of the city's finest seafood restaurants and then dance the night away at Ocean Deck.
Speaking of dancing under the stars, summers here are perfect for an evening out, even on the beach. While it's not quite that warm in the winter here, you can still take your pup for walks on the sand as January temperatures are between 45 and 55°F.
Living on the beachside means living with flat terrain that might not seem like it could present you with nowhere exciting to go. Of course, things don't have to be this way! You just have to be ready to put your creative side to work.
Although Hickory Lane is a short street with only a few large homes, there are plenty of other blocks for the two of you to take in on each of your walks. Being only two and a half blocks from the beach, you might want to forgo walking on the sidewalks in favor of the sand. But don't expect the sand to go easy on your legs! Dry, soft sand will grab at your feet, making it harder to walk. When you have gone as far as you feel comfortable with, walk back at the edge of the surf on the hard sand. The walking is much easier!
Like most areas on the beachside, living on Hickory Lane means not living close to anywhere in terms of green space. If you want anything green, you had best be prepared to drive to it.
The largest green space in the nearby area is just to the west, outside of town. The Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area and Tiger Bay State Forest cover approximately 30,000 acres of old and new growth forest.
The WMA has miles of trails suitable for biking, horseback riding, and, of course, going for long hikes with your dog out in the fresh air. Be sure to look for whitetail deer, black bears, wild turkeys, and many other members of the wildlife families who live here as you hike along with your leashed pooch at your side. Don't forget to bring the bug repellent as there are more than enough mosquitoes to cause some seriously itchy bites!