Bodifield is a small cul-de-sac community of large, well-established homes on Sunrise Street, which connects directly to Indian River Drive. While the neighborhood might be relatively tranquil, on the other side of the wall at the west end and behind the houses is US-1. Before I-95 was built, US-1 was the main highway running from Fort Kent, Maine down the east coast to its end in Key West. With this in mind, you should expect to be dealing with a fair amount of traffic noise from this bustling highway.
There is a small price to pay for living in such a beautiful spot with a spectacular view of the Indian River. The price is the lack of shopping amenities within walking distance. The only thing this close is Darlene's Barbershop. If you like Vietnamese food and are up for a fifteen-minute walk, you simply must try the food at Papasan's Vietnamese Café on Bronson Boulevard.
Sunrise Street might be quiet all day long as there isn't much in the way of traffic making its way through. Indian River Road makes an excellent place to take your dog out for walks because you can use the wide grass berm along the riverbank. Along with being the edge of the river, there are several private docks jutting out into the water.
The one thing you will not find along Indian River Road is anything in the way of sidewalks for you and your dog to walk on, so unless you stick to the grass berm, you will both be walking on the road. Thankfully, the terrain is flat and has no hills to climb. No matter where you go for your walks, however, be sure you keep your dog on a short leash. It will be helpful if you happen to run into any pedestrians along the way.
If you count the grass along the riverbank as green space, then you have the perfect place at the end of the street to take your dog out for long walks. The two of you can follow this berm for miles in either direction.
On the other hand, if you are looking for a slightly larger place to visit, Cocoa Riverfront Park and Lee Werner Park are a ten to twenty-minute drive from the end of Sunrise Street. There is plenty of open space for you and your dog to romp around on. Be sure you keep your pooch on a leash and clean up any messes they leave behind.
For even more space than this, you might want to take the twenty-five-minute drive to the Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach. From there, the two of you can go for long walks on the beach during a few hours out of the day.