Brown sits on the edge of the Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve, a massive preserve that's part of the Indian River Lagoon network and runs all the way to the beach. The community incorporates Coronado Beach Elementary School, numerous single-family homes, and at least one large beachside condo. But no matter which part of the neighborhood you live in, you aren't far from great places to take your dog for walks without having to fight the traffic.
There are several places to eat in the area ranging from fast-food chain restaurants to small family-owned and operated eateries. If you can't find what you are looking for within walking distance, a short drive north to either East 3rd Avenue or historic Flagler Avenue will take you to several other fabulous places to eat. At the corner of both streets, there is a Publix grocery store where you can buy food for yourself and your dog.
While a large section of Brown includes the edge of the aquatic preserve, traffic in the area ranges from light in the areas close to the preserve to bustling out on South Atlantic. The busiest times of the day are morning and evening rush hours, but during peak tourist season, it never seems to stop.
On top of this, the elementary school brings in its share of school bus and pedestrian traffic during the school year. When walking your dog during these times, you should use a short leash to ensure they stay safe and you can remain in control.
The ground here is pretty flat and unexciting, but there is always the beach as an easy alternative, only two blocks to the east. The area offers a completely different walking experience for both of you with both soft, dry sand and wet sand at the water's edge.
Living on the edge of the Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve puts you next door to a vast green space that is best explored by boat. Given the number of waterways and the inability to see anything in the way of landmarks once you are out on the water, you might want to use a GPS that tracks where you have been so you can find your way back. There are numerous islands where the two of you can hop off and stretch your legs. If you're fortunate, you might get to see the family of dolphins who live here.
The beach offers many miles of sand just waiting for you and your dog to go for long hikes. As an added benefit, you have the Atlantic waves that offer a nice cool swimming experience on those hot days. Keep in mind that cars are allowed on the sand, making mornings the best time of day to go for your walks.