Crestview is a mixed community of upscale houses along the Indian River with businesses lining US-1. The entire area is heavily treed, providing plenty of shade for residents and visitors. Most, if not all the homes along Indian River Road have fishing docks with boat houses jutting out into the river and there is a nice wide area of grass and trees running along the riverbank.
When it comes to essential amenities such as grocery stores and places to pick up supplies for your dog, there are several options within a ten to fifteen-minute drive. These include a Tractor Supply Company, a Sav-a-Lot, a Walmart Supercenter, and a Publix supermarket. All of these options should have a great selection of your dog's favorite foods and treats.
Alterantively, in ten minutes, you can be across the causeway and at the Merritt Square Mall or the nearest Pet Supermarket where you should be able to find everything you need for your dog.
US-1 is the first major highway running from far in the north down the coast to its conclusion in Key West. Until I-95 was completed, this was the main route along this side of Florida. While the interstate did, in fact, alleviate a large percentage of the heavy truck traffic, it is still a bustling highway that never seems to quite slow down.
On the other side of the neighborhood is Indian River Road, a much quieter street to take your dog for walks along. Like most towns, the morning and evening rush hours can be hectic and should be avoided. Most of the traffic will be on US-1, but Indian River Road also sees a fair share. Consider using the sidewalks or the grass on the riverbank for your walks as they are safer and the grass is much more pleasant for both of you to walk on.
The nearest green space is less than a five-minute drive away. Bracco Park is an unusual park in that it centers around three of the five large freshwater retention ponds used to feed the city's wastewater treatment facility. They mix the water with the influent, filter it, and biologically treat it before releasing the final result into the city's reclaimed water system. All of this is great, but the most important thing for you and your dog is the paved trail that runs around three of the lakes.
The grass along the riverbank could also be considered green space as it is all grass and trees. This wide riverbank runs for miles, starting at the causeway and veering far to the north. You and your dog can use this space for your daily walks. The grass is much cooler for your dog to walk on than the paved surfaces and allows you a spectacular view of the boats sailing by on the river.