Oleander Pointe is a sizable condominium community located on Riverside Drive with a stunning view of the Indian River. The condo sports its own marina, tennis court, basketball court, and swimming pool. While there isn't much in the way of grass within the confines of the community, there is enough to take your pup out for a potty break and short walk. All units look out over the river, allowing you to see the sun come up over the water and the boat traffic cruising by every day.
Being this close to the central part of town, there are several great places to eat, including the Paisley Vegan Kitchen, where they make vegan food taste amazing! There is pet supply store just a few minutes to the north and a Publix Supermarket within a ten-minute drive on US-1 where you can stock the pantry and pick from several top brands of dog food for your pooch.
Despite being close to the town center, this area is typically quiet beyond the usual rush hours. When it comes to places to walk, you have two choices. First, you can cross to the other side of Riverside Drive and make use of the sidewalks running along this side of the road. Alternatively, you can use the wide berm of grass that runs along the east side.
If your dog could speak, they would probably choose the grass over the pavement. For a dog, grass is always more pleasant to walk on as it doesn't rip at the pads under their paws and shred them like pavement. During the warmer months, paved surfaces can also become too hot to walk on. The best time of day to take your pooch out for a long walk is during the early morning hours when there isn't any traffic and the temperature outside is still relatively comfortable.
The great thing about living in Oleander Park is your proximity to the Cocoa Riverfront Park. You can walk along the riverbank to what turns out to be three parks instead of one. Within this three-park complex are Taylor Park with a playground, Cocoa Riverfront Park, a large grassy area with a boardwalk, and Lee Wenner Park, which offers you and your dog more room to play.
If taking your dog out for long walks on the beach appeals to you, Cocoa Beach itself is less than 20 minutes away on the other side of the river. The coastal regions are open to dogs for a few hours each day. Keep an eye out for those regulations to ensure that you're following them when you visit. Imagine coming out early in the morning, just as the sun is peeking over the water and the air is still fresh and cool!