Harbor Heights West is the last non-apartment community in the northern part of the city. The only things separating this neighborhood from the ports and all their support buildings is a large apartment community. Within the community, you will find large luxury homes in a carefully laid out pattern that ensures everyone has a decent size yard. Entrance to the community is limited to one street coming in from North Atlantic Avenue.
Being this far north from the central part of town, you won't find much in the way of shopping beyond the Circle K gas station one restaurant. If you want more than this, you will find a few more places to eat over on Astronaut Boulevard and A1A. If you take North Atlantic Avenue and go south, it will take you to the central shopping district in town along the West Cocoa Beach Causeway.
Within the confines of Harbor Heights West, there are virtually no sidewalks for you and your dog to use for your daily walks. Thankfully, once the morning and evening rush hours are passed, there is very little to get in your way. This doesn't mean that you won't encounter the occasional car on its way through the neighborhood. It just means you won't have much congestion, making it safer for the two of you to enjoy your outings.
Besides sidewalks, there is one more thing missing. There are no trees along the streets to help keep the sun at bay while the two of you are out! One thing you can do to avoid both the traffic and the intense Florida sunshine is to get up early and go out for your long walks together before the morning rush hour begins. Not only will you have less traffic to deal with, but the temperature is much cooler, making for more enjoyable walks.
While the beach may be closed to all dogs in Cape Canaveral, in 2018, the city passed an ordinance allowing them in most of the city parks instead. The city has also put up pet waste bag dispensers and receptacles for you to use, so be sure you clean up after your pet to avoid the parks being closed to dogs again! There are two parks over on the bank of the Banana River for you and your dog to enjoy.
Banana River Park is a large, mostly grassy area big enough for a full-size soccer pitch. There is plenty of room for you and your dog to run about, lots of parking, and public restrooms for your convenience. You will also find shuffleboard courts and a putting green with several holes.
Manatee Sanctuary Park has a large lake and walking paths that go around the water and the rest of the area. There is plenty of grass, public restrooms, picnic pavilions, and a few shade trees to complete the picture!