Coral Way represents the best of suburban Miami in that this vast residential community has everything you need to enjoy everyday life within its bounds from grocery stores like Publix to an extensive network of local "mom n' pop" stores supported by their local communities.
Coral Way is home to the Miami Museum of Science and Space, a great place to visit and one you will find yourself at time after time. The community enjoys a spectacular Hispanic culture that shows in the colorful, well-kept homes and neighborhoods. The streets are heavily shaded, making it far more pleasant for those days when your dog decides that they need to go for a walk.
Many of those who live here commute to the city as the drive is short but tends to be a bit hectic at certain points in the day. Best of all, the Coconut Grove Dog Park is only a short drive and offers an incredible view out over the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve.
Most the community is residential and enjoys relatively low traffic during most of the day. However, many of those who live here commute into the city for work. Morning and evening rush hours tend to be bustling. Luckily, there are few neighborhoods that don't have a rush hour.
Your walks throughout the various neighborhoods should be nice and shady all summer as most of the roads are lined with large shade trees. Do keep in mind that during the day, there are likely to be kids out playing.
Some dogs tend to be afraid of, or at least bothered by, heavy traffic noise. If possible, take your walks at other times of the day. Going out early in the morning is the best time of day for your long walks. Not only is there far less traffic, but the sun has not had a chance to start the daily blast furnace.
Coral Way has the advantage of being home to a significant number of parks and green spaces of all size. The two of you never have to walk far to find a patch of green to play on! To the south is Douglas Park where there are basketball and tennis courts, a playground, and plenty of grass for the two of you enjoy.
Shenandoah Park on SW 21st Avenue is similar in that it has sports courts and plenty of room for you and your dog to go running around on. Along with all of this, the park is also home to a public swimming pool.
If you are looking for an off-leash park, the Coconut Grove Dog Park is on South Bayshore Drive. This park is split into separate sections for large and small breeds. Each section offers water stations for the pups along with agility obstacles and plenty of benches under the shade for you to relax on.