McCormack Chapmans is primarily a business area along E 3rd Avenue with a small strip mall fronting the avenue. Behind the businesses are quiet single-family home neighborhoods forming an area that continues to have low crime rates as well as plenty of glorious Florida sunshine. Along E 3rd Avenue, you will find a number of places to eat and shop, including a supermarket for your grocery and pet food needs.
There is nothing better than going for a long walk on the beach early in the morning with your dog before the rest of the world comes to life. From your home, the beach is only five minutes away on foot. No matter what time of the year it happens to be, you and your pooch should be able to go walking along the sand searching for seashells. Along with the coast, there are numerous small parks nearby, including two nature preserves and a vast wildlife management area to explore.
Unfortunately, McCormack Chapmans sits at the junction where A1A and E 3rd Avenue split and right where A1A crosses the Indian River. This is a bustling highway that stays busy from early in the morning until the wee hours of the night. You also live close to S Atlantic Avenue which is the main beach road and another hectic street, day and night.
If this sounds like you aren't going to have anywhere to take your dog for a walk, that's not entirely true! The main roads all have sidewalks the two of you can use, but the amount of traffic and noise could make it hard for your dog to behave. A much better choice is to either stick to walking through the residential areas to the north or to head out to the beach where you have far less traffic to deal with, especially if you stick to taking your walks together early in the morning.
The beach, while not precisely green in color, is still a "green space" nonetheless and the perfect place to take your dog out for daily walks. The soft sand will give both of you a good workout and, if you get out early enough, you can take in the sunrise and be there to greet the day.
You also live on the edge of the Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve which is a vast area of waterways and islands that form one part of the Indian River Lagoon system. You can take a canoe or boat tour of the waterways or, better yet, grab your canoe, your dog, and a GPS, and explore them together!
If you don't mind a five-minute drive to one of the nearest entrances, the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve is close by. While there are waterways and swamps in the preserve, there are also more than three miles of trails for you and your dog to hike along.