The Villa Cielo townhouses sit on the corner of Jefferson and Magnolia Avenues which is almost midway between Ridgewood Avenue and Astronaut Boulevard. Living here puts you in the middle of a largely residential section of town. The area, like much of Cape Canaveral, is a mix of townhomes, single-family houses, and condos. Those who live here are a blend of locals who reside in the area year-round and part-time residents that come for the winter.
To the west, you will find a few strip malls and restaurants, along with a vast array of parking lots for those who are going on a cruise. However, if you turn south on this same road, it will take you to a Publix supermarket where you can buy food or anything else you may need!
The city allows dogs in most of the parks, but does not allow them out on the beach. Keep this in mind when planning your walks as the fine for taking your dog on the sandy dunes is hefty!
The traffic levels around Villa Cielo is commensurate with what you might expect in a residential neighborhood. Morning and evening rush hours add plenty of congestion for a little while, but around here, it doesn't last long. During the school year, the buses only add to the problem, making it a good idea to stay at home with your dog during these times of day.
Thankfully, there are plenty of sidewalks for the two of you to use. The majority of the sidewalks are protected from the road by a wide grass berm that will be much cooler for your pup's paws than walking on the cement sidewalks. If you can, try to get up and take your dog out before the morning rush hour starts. Not only will this mean less traffic for the two of you to deal with, but in the summer, this is the only time of the day when it's cool outside.
The City of Cape Canaveral has several public parks within its bounds, most of which are open to dogs on a leash. You live a block and half away from the Cape Canaveral Baseball Park, City Center Park, and Sandpiper Park complex. This trio of parks covers an entire city block and, beyond baseball diamonds, it offers basketball courts, public restrooms, and plenty of grass for you and your dog to play on.
If you are looking for some wide-open space for the two of you to enjoy, to the northwest at the end of West Central Boulevard, you will find the two largest expanses of grass in town. The first is Banana River Park where you will find a soccer pitch in the northern half of the park where you and your pup can run around. Manatee Sanctuary Park has large areas of grass, but it also has a lake and paved walking trails for you and your pooch to enjoy.