Although the Halifax Medical Center is not a residential building nor are there any homes on the hospital campus, the Halifax Health Hospice is nearby along with a number of residential areas. The Med Center is located on Dunlawton Avenue, just west of South Nova Road. Dunlawton leads from I-95 in the west to the beach in the east, but is also home to the vast majority of bigger shops like Walmart, Publix, and more.
Along Dunlawton Avenue, there are numerous strip malls and shopping centers where you and your family should be able to find everything you need for day to day living, including supplies for your canine companion.
While there are sidewalks and several small lakes and ponds around the various Halifax Health buildings, the nearest usable green space is the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens a few blocks to the north or the beach to the east over the Dunlawton Bridge.
During the day, the traffic in and around the Halifax Med Center tends to be extremely busy, especially on Dunlawton Avenue. If possible, you should be taking your dog for walks in the various residential communities to the north. Here, you should only be dealing with mass amounts of traffic during the morning and evening rush hours.
The roads in and around the Med Center also tend to be busy during the day with patients coming in and out. There is a very narrow band of woods to the north that divides the Med Center Complex from the FPL substation. There is very little traffic on this road as the substation is the only thing on it, making it a great place to take your pooch for walks at any time of day. From the road, you can also follow the trail west that leads to the City Center Sports Complex.
The City Center Sports Complex is where you and your pooch will find several open fields to run around on and play on. The only thing you have to keep in mind is that these fields are in use frequently, so you need to have an alternative place to go should they be in use.
A few blocks north is the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. The gardens are built among the ruins of a 19th Century plantation and sugar mill. Today, you can wander among the ruins, enjoy fabulous exotic gardens, and take your dog on the nature trails.
Over the bridge and not so far away are the miles of sandy beaches lining the Atlantic coast. You can drive your car all the way onto the sand and park there. From here, you and your dog can hike along the shore for as many miles as you can handle!