The Milburn neighborhood is mostly light commercial areas with a few nearby homes added into the mix. Sandwiched between Dunlawton Avenue and Herbert Street, the area is on the west side of the FEC railroad tracks, creating a bustling community with apartment complexes nearby and two preschools. Finding places to take your dog for a walk can be a bit more challenging than in many less industrialized areas.
Being this close to Dunlawton Avenue may be noisy at times, but it does allow you to be in the nearest Publix Supermarket within minutes. Along with this, the rest of Dunlawton is lined with strip malls, shopping centers, and several big box stores. You should be able to find just about everything you need along this road. If you like to eat out, you will find that many of the best restaurants in town can be found somewhere along the way.
To say that the Milburn area is busy would be putting it mildly. Both Herbert Street and Dunlawton Avenue tend to have a lot of traffic, especially during the day. With so much traffic, many are tempted to take their dogs walking along the FEC tracks where there is room to move without being hampered. However, this is private property and you can be fined heavily for being there. It's also not safe for you or your dog as this track is quite active.
A better choice would be to get outside before traffic starts to build up and walk to one of the nearby neighborhoods where the two of you can make use of the sidewalks. It can take your dog a long time to get used to being near busy roadways. If you have to walk near this type of noise, be sure you have your dog on a short leash that puts you in full control.
When it comes to green spaces for you and your dog to make use of, you aren't going to find much of anything within walking distance. The nearby apartment complex has lawns and paved walking trails, but unless you live there, you won't be welcome.
Five minutes to the west is the Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. Once the grounds were home of a beautiful plantation and sugar mill. Today, the trail will take you through various native flora and fauna, botanical gardens, a human sundial, and several full-size stone dinosaurs.
However, if you want somewhere to go where you and your dog can log some serious hiking miles, you only have to head east. This road will take you over the Halifax River and drop you off right on the beach. There, you and your pooch are free to hike as far as you want along the sand while you enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.