The Burchfield Bruners to Crescent Beach community is a blend of small businesses, condos, townhouses, single-family homes, and hotels. The only thing missing are the essential amenities such as grocery and pet supply stores. The area sits where South Orlando and South Atlantic Avenues join together and become A1A. To the west is the Banana River and, to the east, is the Atlantic coast beach areas.
While there might not be any stores or restaurants within walking distance, it's only a five-minute drive north on South Atlantic to the Minuteman Causeway. Along the causeway and in the surrounding blocks, there are several restaurants and two supermarkets where you can find food for your family and your canine companion.
Although there aren't any parks nearby, Ramp Road Park is a five-minute drive north and the Cocoa Beach public dog park is less than ten minutes away. Plus, you have the beach within walking distance!
With so many condos and both South Orlando and South Atlantic Avenues on either side of the neighborhood, traffic is likely to be heavy at times during the day. South Atlantic is a major thoroughfare in town and is the only highway running along the coast from the top of the state down to the tiny island of Key West. While I-95 and US-1 take most of the heavy hauler traffic, you can still expect to see larger semis, delivery trucks, and cars running up and down this bustling road throughout the day.
If you must walk your dog along A1A because it has a sidewalk on both sides, be sure you use a short leash that gives you maximum control over your dog in the event something spooks them. It will also give your dog a sense of security that might help keep this from happening in the first place! Enjoy the flat terrain in this area and the lack of any strenuous climbs.
You can walk to the beach in less than five minutes in this region and there are times of the day when you can take your dog with you! The beaches from 4th Street down to Murkshe Park are open to dogs from 6 to 10 AM and 5 to 7PM. You must keep your dog on a leash and, during nesting season, away from the turtle nests.
The nearest dog park is a ten-minute drive north on A1A and is part of Lori Wilson Park. The fenced-in area measures just under three-quarters of an acre and has been divided into areas for large dogs, small dogs, and a gated entrance that features a rinse station to wash the dust and dirt from your pup's coat while helping to cool them down. There are water hoses to keep your pooch hydrated and plenty of chairs to sit on in the shade while your dog runs off and has a good time with the others in the park.