Tyler Gardens is a small townhome community on Rosalinda Avenue, across the street from Cape View Elementary School. Beyond the school, the rest of the immediate area is home to large apartment communities and more townhomes. Living here puts you less than a ten-minute walk from the beach. Unfortunately, dogs aren't allowed along the coast, but they are permitted in all city parks, as long as they are on a leash!
The only shopping nearby is small convenience stores and a handful of restaurants. If you need more than this, you'll need to take Astronaut Boulevard to the south. In less than ten minutes, there is a Publix Supermarket on the west side of the street where you can fill your fridge and pick up dog food for your hound. Five more minutes to the south and there are shopping centers with a wide range of stores and restaurants for you to choose from.
While Tyler Gardens might be in the middle of a vast residential area, this doesn't mean you are living in a tranquil neighborhood. To start with, you and your dog will always have to deal with bustling rush hour traffic both in the morning and at night. You also live across the street from an elementary school. When school is open, the buses and parents dropping their kids off create a traffic nightmare that repeats in the afternoon.
Thankfully, there are plenty of sidewalks the two of you can use that will help keep you safe from vehicular traffic. A short leash should always be used to help maintain control of your pup along these roadways as you'll run into a fair amount of pedestrians in the area as well. Explore the easy-to-navigate terrain with your pup at your side and venture down the different streets if you need some extra space to roam.
While you can't take your dog out on the beach, there are several parks in town and, to the south in Cocoa Beach, there is a fully-enclosed off-leash dog park! The nearest park is only one block to the east, known as Cherie Down Park. This park offers a vast area of grass for you and your dog to play on, public restrooms, plenty of parking, and direct access to the beach which is great for just the humans in the family.
Ten minutes to the south is the Cocoa Beach Public Dog Park with 32,000 square feet of enclosed space for dogs to play in. The area is divided into one section for the little guys and one for the big guys. Each section has plenty of shade, chairs for you to sit on, and water for the dogs. Along with the dog park, you can access the beach in this area and take your dog for long walks in the sand.