Indian Creek Estates is a small neighborhood in which many of the houses sit on the Banana River. The homes here are upscale with plenty of shade trees to help keep the heat from the Florida sun at bay. The entire community sits far enough away from the hustle and bustle of North Brevard Avenue, but close enough that you can be on the Minuteman Causeway for shopping opportunities in less than five minutes.
Along the causeway and the surrounding blocks, there are several small stores, places to eat, and the city offices alongside the fire and police departments. If the small grocery stores here don't have everything you need, you can take A1A north where you will find a Publix supermarket with more options, just in case you are looking for something a little different. The drive should take you less than ten minutes on a busy day.
Both North Shore Drive and Indian Creek Drive are dead-end streets without any sign of sidewalks. The only traffic you are likely to be stuck dealing with is from those who live here heading to work in the morning or back home at the end of the day. This a family neighborhood, so you should expect to see children of all ages at play during the day along with school buses during the school year.
You can continue your walk outside of the community, but sidewalks continue to be non-existent on most of the blocks. The best way to handle walking your dog under these conditions is to keep them on a short leash. This way, the two of you can explore the downtown area and surrounding communities safely. The best time of day to go out for your daily walks is in the early morning before rush hour and before it gets too hot for your dog to be outside.
Whether you take 1st Street or 2nd Street, the two of you can be on the beach in under fifteen minutes and that's if you take your time. Thankfully, Cocoa Beach, unlike its neighbor to the north, allows dogs on its soft sands. Keep in mind that they're only allowed to be there during certain hours of the day. The rules are simple otherwise: keep your dog on a leash and clean up any messes they make!
The only dog park in town is less than ten minutes to the north on A1A and has a secured area that covers almost an acre. The secure area is divided into sections for large and small breeds, plus an additional section that has a rinse station for you to rinse the dust off and cool your dog down at the end of their time playing with the rest of the pups in the park.