Allandale is more than a community. It is a small town within a city! Allandale covers a vast area between the FEC tracks and the Halifax River. The homes here run the full gamut from manufactured housing to modest single-family houses along with a number of businesses on US-1. Along the river, the homes run larger and more luxurious, as you might expect. The area is also home to the Port Orange Elks and the Port Orange Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Living here, you have plenty of shopping options along South Nova Road, US-1, and Dunlawton Avenue which happens to be the city's central shopping district. Whether you need a supermarket or a store filled with pet supplies for your pooch, you will find it along this main highway. Dunlawton also happens to be home to many of the top restaurants in the area, providing plenty of choices for you and your family when no one feels like cooking.
Allandale is an urban community filled with hundreds of homes and dozens of businesses straddling one of the first highways running almost the entire length of the east coast. No matter where you live within Allandale, you can expect to deal with heavy vehicular traffic during morning and evening rush hours. If you live close to US-1, you should also expect traffic along this highway to stay busy most of the time.
Very little of the area has been blessed with sidewalks, which means you and your dog are stuck with walking on the streets. With this and rush hours in mind, you and your pup should try to plan your walks for early in the morning when the roads are quieter and long before the temperatures start heating up. Always use a short leash for your walks as it will help you maintain better control over your dog and keep both of you safer.
What might surprise you is the lack of green spaces within Allandale for you and your dog to make use of. There are a couple of small lakes you and your dog can walk around if you live close to them, but for those who live on the east side of US-1, there is the grass walkway along the river. If you want more than this, you'll need to hop in the car with your dog and go for a ride.
Spruce Creek Park and the Spruce Creek Preserve are less than ten minutes south on US-1. Both offer trails for you and your dog to enjoy. The area is very peaceful and is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.Alternatively, you can go north to Dunlawton and then head east to the beach. You can drive right out onto the sand and walk as far as you want in this balmy location perfect for any pup.