For most folks, if you talk about the South Clyde Morris Boulevard-Dunlawton Avenue area, the first things that come to mind are Walmart and the strip malls and stores running all up and down Dunlawton. What many fail to realize is that the intersection and surrounding areas are also home to a number of large residential neighborhoods.
Residential areas contain single-family houses, apartment complexes, and condominiums. Once you step back away from the intersection itself, you will find most of the communities to be family oriented and open to taking your dog for walks. Living here also puts you right on top of the I-95 interchange, which is perfect for those who commute out of town.
The one thing missing from the nearby vicinity is parks for you and your pooch to go play in. If you want any kind of green space, you and your dog must be prepared to go for a drive.
When it comes to living in a busy part of town, you couldn't pick one that is any more hectic. Not only is the intersection of South Clyde Morris and Dunlawton home to a Walmart Supercenter and many other stores, but it's only a mile from the I-95 interchange. All of this combines to create an area that is often heavily congested with vehicular traffic.
Fortunately, the majority of the residential areas are set far enough back from the intersection for you to be able to enjoy a little peace and quiet. They also offer you places to walk your dog away from most of the traffic with the exception of daily rush hours. At no point should you take your dog down into the intersection, unless you have no choice. The noise and traffic could cause your pooch to become agitated and act uncharacteristically, so exercise caution near this area!
Within the nearby vicinity of the major intersection, there really isn't much in the way of green spaces beyond the playing fields attached to the various schools and Willow Run Park, a tiny spot of grass with tennis courts and a playground.
Being this close to Dunlawton, you should pile the whole family into the car and head east to the beach. Like many of the beaches along this stretch of the Atlantic coast, you are allowed to drive onto the sand and park your car. From here, the two of you can hike as far as you can!
If you prefer to hike in the woods, slide under the overpass and head south to Turnbull Bay Road and east to the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve that covers over 1,600 acres of forests and wetlands. The trails here are very popular with hikers and dog walkers alike, though they tend to be slightly busy.