Pampas Villas is a small townhome neighborhood on Buchanan Avenue, halfway between North Atlantic and Ridgewood Avenue. Most of the block the townhouses sit on is heavily shaded and close to a couple of city parks. Living here puts you in between two jam-packed roads, with North Atlantic to the west which tends to be a bustling stretch of highway.
Living here also puts you close to a few businesses, including convenience stores and restaurants. There are more restaurants to the north, but if you want to go shopping or find more amenities available to you, a short trip down North Atlantic to the West Cocoa Beach Causeway will take you to large shopping centers where you can find quite a few more options to explore. If you take the causeway over the Banana River, there is even a Walmart Supercenter and the Merritt Island Mall for you and your family to go shopping at.
Living in the middle of the peninsula should mean that the only real traffic you have to deal with is the usual morning and evening rush hours. As long as you keep your walks with your dog to within the residential areas where most of the blocks have sidewalks, the two of you should be just fine, especially since the sidewalks are easy to navigate and don't have any steep hills to contend with.
However, if you decide to take your dog walking on either of the main roads, you should expect to deal with heavy traffic along with the noise and smells it creates. A short leash should always be used to help you maintain full control of your dog.
No matter where you walk, you are likely to encounter pedestrian traffic. Having your dog on a short leash can help you stick to your walk and keep your pooch under control should anyone want to pet Fido.
Almost all city parks in Cape Canaveral are dog-friendly since they are not allowed on the beach. Most of the parks where dogs are permitted are equipped with waste bag dispensers to help ensure they stay clean! Be sure to do your part by using the bags to pick up any messes your dog leaves behind.
The closest city park is Sandpiper City Center Park and the Cape Canaveral Baseball Park. These parks combine to cover an entire block and provide lots of room for you and your dog to run around, especially when there aren't any games going on.
To the north on Ridgewood Avenue is Cherie Down Park where you will find a large parking lot and a vast area of grass for the two of you to wander around on. There are public restrooms and, for those of you who walk on two legs, there is direct access to the beach.