Azalea Pointe is a quiet cul-de-sac neighborhood with single-family homes sitting behind the Home Depot that sits on Dunlawton Avenue. Having a home here puts you less than one minute from Dunlawton which is the main east-west highway through town running from the beach to the I-95 interchange. Access to the community is via City Center Parkway, a bustling four-lane road leading to the city offices.
Along with being the main east-west road in town, Dunlawton is also the only road in town that takes you over the Halifax River and to the beach. Along both sides of the road from the interstate to the river, you will find strip malls, shopping centers, big-box retailers, and supermarkets. From albacore tuna in a can to toys and treats for your four-legged friend, you can find it all right here on this main stretch of road. Just keep in mind that you may need to drive to access a few of these amenities.
Within Azalea Pointe, you can expect to experience a small amount of rush hour traffic, but given the limited number of homes here, it's not very much. Even then, there are sidewalks on both sides of the street for you and your dog to use. The flat terrain makes the neighborhood a great place to explore for pups of any ability level, even those who may need a little bit of extra time to get around. However, this flat terrain also makes it easy for other pedestrians to get out and about. Ensure the safety of your pup by knowing their tolerance for strangers.
If you'd much rather find some variation in terrain to satisfy the desires of a more athletic canine, some of the nearby greenways may be your best bet. In the neighborhoods, you may find yourself repeating a few of the same paths as the streets are all fairly straightforward.
There is a small lake at the corner of City Center Parkway and Dunlawton Avenue that you can walk around, but a much better choice would be to take the parkway and head north to the City Center. Here, there is a large ornamental lake to walk around along with the City Center Athletic Fields. There is plenty of room for the two of you to run around and play as long as no one else is using the fields for their intended purpose.
For another alternative, the beach is only ten minutes east on Dunlawton Avenue and over the Halifax River. Believe it or not: you can drive your car out on the sand and park it anywhere you can find a spot! From here, you and your dog can use the soft sand for maximum exercise on your walks or take a slow stroll along the edge of the surf while you search for seashells and sand dollars.