The Commercial Center is the home of the Water Reclamation Department out by the Cocoa Beach Country Club and Aquatic Center. There are several residential areas and condos along Minuteman Causeway that contain any number of dog lovers, making this a busy area! The area has been heavily developed around the country club, with mostly large luxury homes. On the waterfront and as you drive along the causeway, there are several condominiums, but the rest of the entire space is single-family homes and the golf course.
Shopping amenities are available on the peninsula at the other end of the Minuteman Causeway. There are grocery stores, restaurants, bars, and plenty of gift shops. If you need more than that available, there is a Publix supermarket ten minutes away and further north is the West Cocoa Beach Causeway, a major shopping hub in town. The nearest Walmart is across the river in Merritt Island.
Traffic out here can be hectic at times, especially during the morning and afternoon rush hours. Along Minuteman Causeway and Country Club Road, the traffic stays minimal the rest of the day as Country Club Drive is a dead end. However, Tom Warriner Boulevard is often busy during the day.
Thankfully, someone saw fit to build a nice wide walking trail running alongside Tom Warriner that is perfect for you and your dog to walk along. On your walks, you can look out over the golf course. With the flat terrain in this area, whether your pup has any mobility challenges or not, everyone should find it relatively easy to get around.
If you are going to walk around the neighborhoods, there aren't any sidewalks, so you will be walking in the road. Be sure to wear light colored clothing and walk against the traffic. These steps and a short leash should help keep everyone safe.
Out here, you are surrounded by acres of green space. There is the golf course that covers most of the island and the junior-senior high school with its massive sports fields. Unfortunately, neither of these spaces are open to dogs and you'll be forced to head further afield to find accessible spaces.
Three miles north will take you to the Cocoa Beach Public Dog Park. This is a great park to take your dog for some off-leash fun. The fenced-in area covers 32,000 square feet. There are sections for large and small dogs, plus a separate area where you can rinse the dust off your pup and help cool them down. Each area also has a water hose for thirsty pups and plenty of chairs for you to sit in the shade while your dog is off playing. The park also offers direct access to the beach from the parking lot.