Howie Park sits on one of the many waterways running through the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. A1A is less than a block away from this community of larger homes. Each of the homes has a private dock from which your boat can reach the Indian River North and, from there, the Ponce Inlet and the open ocean if it is built for that type of use.
If needed, you can literally walk to the Smyrna Veterinary Hospital and several places to eat. There are several small community-style parks in the area you can take your dog to for their walks and room to play.
Living along A1A means dealing with lots of traffic day and night, plus the several commercial businesses in the area which, unfortunately, adds to the traffic. If you need a grocery store or pet supply store, it's only a short drive to just about anything you need.
Although your home might be on the edge of the preserve, with A1A running almost at your doorstep, you can expect a lot of traffic every day of the week. The various businesses along the road add, not only to the vehicular traffic, but also to the amount of pedestrian traffic the area tends to generate.
What does all this traffic mean with regard to taking your dog out for walks? It means you will need to keep them on a short leash to help maintain control. It also means you need to be particularly vigilant, especially during rush hours when congestion tends to be a lot more intense. Fortunately, you have sidewalks to walk on and, if you stay away from A1A, you and your pup should be able to find room to walk without having to worry too much about the frequency of visiting cars.
One thing about living in Howie Park is that you are surrounded by green spaces. Some, like the two nearby golf courses, are not open for you to take your dog for walks on for obvious reasons. Others like the small neighborhood parks have just enough room for you and your pooch to play in.
However, you live right on the edge of the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve, a massive 1,600-acre area of trails, swamps, and forests for you and your dog to hike through along three miles of trails. The trails take you through many areas of the preserve and will eventually take you all the way to Rose Bay and back. This is an excellent place to take your walks, especially in the summer months when both of you are sweating in the heat. The shade from all the trees tends to help keep the two of you a little cooler.