Although the Wendy's Business Park in Cape Canaveral certainly isn't a residential area, it is within walking distance of several condos, townhouse communities, and a massive mobile home park. The Wendy's is only one of several fast-food restaurants in the area, along with vast parking lots for the cruise line guests. Luckily, there are a few areas of trees and grass that help break the sea of grey up a bit.
Beyond the restaurants and a few small businesses, if you need to do your weekly shopping, you can go north on A1A and over the Banana and Indian Rivers to Cocoa Beach where there is Walmart Supercenter and many other stores to shop at. Alternatively, you can go south on A1A to the West Cocoa Beach Causeway where you will find the central shopping district and the Merritt Island Mall. The distance to either is about the same.
The Wendy's Business Park sits directly on A1A, which just happens to be the busiest highway in town. The reason for this is the number of massive parking lots for cruise ship guests. They park out here and take shuttle buses to the individual berths. Add this to the typical daily traffic and you have one noisy, smelly, and hectic stretch of road. There are sidewalks running alongside both sides of A1A, but given the traffic and noise, you would be much better off taking your dog for walks around the residential neighborhoods to the east.
In these neighborhoods, you might still have a small amount of traffic to deal with, but even here, rush hours can be hectic. No matter where you take your dog out for their daily walks, you should always use a short leash. You'll have an easy time strolling along the flat terrain as it doesn't slope up or down in any areas.
Behind the Wendy's Business Park, there is a small area of grass for you and your pooch to stretch your legs on. However, if you want usable grass, you will have to head to one of the many city parks. Here in Cape Canaveral, you will find that most of the parks are open to dogs on a leash. The city has even gone so far as to install pet waste bag dispensers and receptacles in the parks to help encourage people to keep them clean!
If you dream of taking your dog for long walks on the beach, you will have to drive down to Cocoa Beach. The beaches in Cape Canaveral are closed to all dogs with the exception of service animals. It's only a fifteen-minute drive to the Cocoa Beach Public Dog Park where there is access for pups. The dog park offers plenty of space, but the beach offers miles of sand for the two of you to go roaming along.