Living in the Cape View Townhouses offers you an outstanding view of any launches at the cape. It also offers you a spectacular view of the beaches and the Atlantic coast. Located at the corner of Aurora Court and Madison Avenue, not only can you see the beach and water, you can be on them in less than five minutes! The only problem with this is that, in Cape Canaveral, the only dogs allowed on the beach are service animals as per city ordinance.
The central shopping district for this area is on the West Cocoa Beach Causeway and Astronaut Boulevard. Between these areas, you will find supermarkets, shopping centers, pharmacies, and lots of great places to eat. If you need more than this, all you have to do is follow the causeway over the Banana River to Merritt Island. Here, you will find a Walmart Supercenter and, a little further on, the Merritt Island Mall.
This could be a nice tranquil place to live, but your proximity to Ridgewood Avenue means that things tend to be fairly busy instead. This is an extremely hectic road from early in the morning until late at night. Rush hours in the morning and evening only add to the traffic and noise. The only benefit is that there are no real hills in the area, making it easy to find spaces to walk as safe alternatives.
Unless your dog is used to walking close to traffic, you might want to stick to walking along Aurora Court or crossing to the other side of Ridgewood Avenue where there are several residential communities the two of you can use. Here, the traffic is likely to be far less and there are sidewalks for the two of you to use as well. Some of the streets over here even have lots of shade trees to help keep the searing summer sun at bay on your walks.
The nearest park is close enough that you and your dog can walk to it! You will have to walk along Ridgewood for one block, but then you can cut back towards the beach and take Presidential Court to Cherie Down Park. This area offers a large open field of grass with plenty of shade trees. It also has plenty of parking, public restrooms, picnic pavilions, and there are even walkways through the scrub to the coast.
Fifteen minutes to the south in Cocoa Beach is the only off-leash dog park close by. The park offers a large fenced-in area for the big dogs and a slightly smaller one for the little guys. Each area has a water hose you can use to give your dog a drink, plenty of chairs for you to sit in, and shady places to relax. When your dog is all done for the day, there is even a rinse station where you hose off your dog before heading for the beach.