Allanwood is a small residential area sandwiched between US-1 and the Halifax River. The community consists of a small number of luxury homes with spectacular views of the river. The houses each have a private dock and boathouse. Allanwood is an oasis in an area that might otherwise best be described as bustling.
While this might seem to be isolated, it is less than ten minutes from Dunlawton Avenue and the central shopping district where you will find a Walmart, Publix Supermarket, and both Lowe's and Home Depot. Along with this, there are several shopping centers and strip malls where you can find just about everything you need.
Your home is less than ten minutes from the beach or the local dog park, although in completely different directions. If you and your pup crave a much larger area of woods to play in, the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area is less than 20 miles to the west on US-92.
Within the oasis of Allanwood, the grounds are well-kept with a pair of lakes, lots of shade trees, and manicured lawns. With US-1 almost directly to the west, you can expect a lot of traffic and the associated noise. On the other hand, Riverside Drive to the immediate east tends to be much quieter and there is a wide grass berm along the river for the two of you to use for your walks.
The only time traffic picks up along Riverside Drive is during the morning and afternoon rush hours. Beyond these times, this road is relatively quiet and makes for a delightful walk with a fantastic view of the boats on relatively flat terrain that shouldn't be difficult to navigate. Palmetto Drive separates the neighborhood from US-1 and also tends to be somewhat busy as there are a couple of businesses along this road, including a medical research center that performs a selection of clinical trial and research programs.
Inside the boundaries of Allanwood is a green space with two lakes, walking paths, and lots of shade trees. The wide grass berm on the other side of Riverside Drive also counts as you can use it to hike for miles up and down the river with your dog.
The beach is only ten minutes away over the Dunlawton Avenue bridge. Pile the whole family in the car and take your pup for a long hike in the sand, enjoying the fresh air, sunshine, and a swim in the waves when the weather is warm enough.
If you're up for the drive, take your dog out to the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management Area. This 30,000-acre green space offers miles of trails for the two of you to explore. Be sure you bring plenty of water and a bowl for your dog because you won't find any out on the trail!