Poinsetta Townhouses sit on the corner of Polk and Poinsetta Avenues, one block east of A1A and close to the Carver's Cove RV Resort. The area around the townhouses is a mix of residential and city buildings. You also live in what should be the safest area in town as there is a Brevard County Sheriff's Office on the south side of Polk Avenue! For neighbors, you have the Cape Canaveral City Hall, the City Library, and the City Clerk's Office and that's just within one block!
For shopping and dining options, there are a few restaurants and stores along A1A, but if you go south on this highway, there is a Publix within five minutes of your home and the central shopping district is only a few more minutes south on the West Cocoa Beach Causeway. If you go west on the causeway, it will take you to Merritt Island where there is a Walmart Supercenter and the Merritt Island Mall.
Traffic in this area of town tends to be bustling during most of the day, starting before rush hour and going on late into the night. A1A is one of the feeder roads to the cruise ships lines in the port. There are several vast parking lots for the cruise ship guests with shuttle buses running back and forth along with mass exoduses after a ship has berthed following a cruise.
Walking your dog should be something that is best done by using the sidewalks that take you deeper into the residential areas where you are less likely to run into much in the way of traffic. Most of these areas have sidewalks along flat terrain which makes it easy to get from one point to another. Be sure you keep your pup on a short leash that allows you to maintain better control of your dog in the event that something should startle them!
From your home in Poinsetta Townhouses, you can walk with your dog to the City Center Park, Cape Canaveral Baseball Park, or Sandpiper Park which all sit on the corner of Magnolia and Harrison Avenues. The park covers an entire city block and has recently been refurbished for your entertainment pleasure! There is plenty of room for you and your dog to run about and play, especially if there are no games going on.
One block to the east and next to the Cape Canaveral Public Library is Veteran's Memorial Park. This park covers half the block and presents the two of you with a nice big area of shaded grass. It's only a short walk down the road, but offers you a great place to play without having to go too far from home!
One block south on Poinsetta Avenue is the Cape Canaveral Culture and Leisure Center with multiple tennis courts, shuffleboard courts, and lots of room to stretch your legs.