The Oceanside Condo sits over on the beachside peninsula a few blocks south of Dunlawton Avenue and two blocks from the beach. The condo consists of two buildings separated by a swimming pool on Dahlia Avenue. This is a compact condominium community with only a small grass yard behind it. There are a number of single-family homes around the area along with several other condominium buildings.
Most of the nearby shopping is for tourists and there are a few restaurants nearby. If you want anything in the way of larger stores and supermarkets, you will have to head back over to the other side of the Dunlawton Avenue bridge. Over on the mainland side of town, Dunlawton is the central shopping district. Here, along with numerous big box stores, there are supermarkets, numerous retailers, and pet supply stores. It's also the best area to look for places to eat!
Living over on the beachside means dealing with lots of traffic. Not only do you have to deal with local rush hour traffic, but South Atlantic Avenue is usually very busy with tourist traffic all summer long. This can make going for walks with your dog a little more challenging than you might experience in many other residential areas. It can be hard to time your walks to avoid traffic living here, but there are sidewalks and, as long as you keep your dog on a short leash, you should be able to maintain control.
The other thing you have to deal with here is going to be pedestrian traffic. With so many condos in the area, there is going to be a constant stream of people going to and from the beach and into the various shops. You will find that keeping your dog on a short leash and getting out early in the morning will also help keep your walks more enjoyable.
You live three blocks from the largest green space in the state, the beach! The coastal sands offers both you and your dog endless space to use for your daily walks. The soft sand will give your legs a good workout and the wet sand is perfect for gentle strolls. The best time of day to venture out is early in the morning before the area gets a little too crowded.
If you and your dog prefer to hike in the woods, taking US-92 west for about 20 minutes will take you and your dog to the 30,000 acres of the Tiger Bay Wildlife Management area. Here, the two of you can enjoy hiking mile after mile on trails made for cyclists, horseback riders, and hikers. A short leash will help keep your dog under control and make your walks more enjoyable for both of you. Remember to clean up after your pup along the way!