Read Edgewater is a small neighborhood of older homes located on Azalea Drive, immediately to the south of the Florida Shores Plaza. The houses here are all single-family with large yards, many of which are fenced-in. The one thing missing from most of the yards seems to be shade trees to help keep the sun at bay and the homes and yards a little cooler.
From your home, you can walk to the plaza and the Winn-Dixie supermarket in less than five minutes. Here, you should be able to find food for everyone in your family, even the one whose tail never stops wagging. If you need a morning pick-me-up, you and your dog can walk to the Dunkin Donuts in the plaza and swing through the drive through to pick up your order. US-1, the main north-south highway running through town, is one block to the east and can take you to a variety of shops, businesses, and eateries in both directions.
Read Edgewater is your typical suburban neighborhood in that the homes and yards are well kept and there aren't any sidewalks for you and your pooch to enjoy. Both 19th Street and Cocoa Palms Drive tend to be very hectic during the morning and evening rush hours as many of those who live in the surrounding neighborhood head to and from work. The school year only adds to the congestion and, with no sidewalks to walk on, things can get a little dicey if you choose to walk during these times.
The land here is quite flat and doesn't exactly offer much in the way of a challenge for your walks. Thankfully, you can use the surrounding residential areas to extend them, ensuring you and your dog get plenty of exercise. If you take your walk next door into Mariners Gate, there are plenty of sidewalks for the two of you to use.
There is a large area of grass and trees immediately to the west between the O'Reilly Auto Parts and the Bank of America Financial Center for the two of you to run around on. Keep in mind that this area is next to US-1, so your dog should be on a leash to prevent them from running out into the traffic. There is even a small area of trees with trails that you and your pup can follow.
Unfortunately, there aren't any parks within walking distance of Read Edgewater. You have no choice but to hop in the car and go for a ride with your dog. However, if you are going to do this, why not head over the river to Smyrna Dunes Park at the tip of the peninsula? This park covers 73 acres and even has a dog-friendly beach to play on or go for a swim in!