The Cape Escape cottages sit in the middle of Adams Avenue which also happens to be close to the center between the Atlantic coast and the Banana River. This is a predominately residential area of town with a mixture of local residents, seasonal snowbirds, and tourists. In comparison to many other parts of town, this area is relatively tranquil.
The one issue with living in this neighborhood is that shopping opportunities are a five to ten-minute drive to the south along two extremely busy roads. The first is North Atlantic Boulevard where you will find a Publix Supermarket and numerous restaurants. The other is the West Cocoa Beach Causeway where there are shopping centers on this side of the river with a mall and Walmart Supercenter on the other side where you should be able to find everything your family needs, including grub for your favorite fluffball.
While Cape Escape sits in a residential area, this doesn't mean you won't be dealing with much in the way of traffic, depending on what time of day you take your dog out for walks. The area tends to experience morning and evening rush hours as the locals go to and come from work. In addition, you'll have to navigate the crowds of tourists that will swarm in the warmer seasons which can make it difficult to get your daily exercise.
Thankfully, someone did think to build sidewalks along most of the streets for you and your dog to use for safety. However, there are gaps on some streets. When this happens, you'll need to exercise caution on your strolls. Luckily, you won't find many challenges as you venture out for exercise as this area is flat and easy to navigate. Keep an eye out for cars and keep your pup close to your side for safety!
While the beach would make an excellent place to take your dog for long walks, it is off-limits to our four-legged friends. This leaves you with the numerous city parks which have only recently been opened to all dogs, providing they are on a leash! The city has installed doggy waste receptacles, making them great places to visit.
If you would prefer to take your dog to an off-leash park, you'll have to drive down to the Cocoa Beach Public Dog Park. It's only a ten to fifteen-minute drive to the south and may be just what your pup needs. The 32,000 square-foot facility offers two fenced-in sections: one for small dogs and one for big dogs. Each section has a water hose to ensure the pups can get a drink and there are plenty of shade trees and chairs to sit on. When your dog is done playing, there even is a hose to rinse them off before you head home!