The community of College Park covers a large area of town, straddling both halves of West King Road. While most of the area is residential, there are several businesses on both sides of this bustling highway. Housing in the region ranges from single-family units to townhouses. Most of the yards are larger than you are likely to find in most areas of the city and there are several large vacant lots where you can get away with letting your dog play.
The nearest grocery store is on Stone Street. Town & Country Grocery is a small store where you can pick up a few necessities. When you need more than they offer, there is a Publix supermarket less than ten minutes to the south on US-1. In this store, you can stock your fridge and pantry, plus they have a selection of top brand dog foods and treats for the four-legged member of the family.
Depending on where you live in College Park, you may have to deal with the heavy traffic along with the noise and exhaust from West King Street. This road is a bustling highway that leads to the causeway to Merritt Island and then on to Cocoa Beach. Along with the traffic generated by normal city business, every time a cruise ship comes back from its journey, the traffic gets crazy with all the passengers disembarking and heading home.
However, on the south side of West King Street, traffic in the residential areas is much quieter. You will have to deal with a small amount during the work week, but beyond this, congestion is minimal. The only thing missing is sidewalks for the two of you to use. This means walking on the roads with your dog. Be sure you use a short leash and time your walks to avoid the busier hours.
College Park has lots of green space in the way of vacant lots and Provost Park on the west side of Clearlake Road. The park covers a vast area and offers plenty of space for the two of you to run around and play. Do remember that your dog must be on a leash in city parks and you must carry bags to clean up any messes they leave behind.
Parks are all well and good, but where do you go for something a little different? Well, you live next to the road that goes all the way out to the beach! Keep in mind that you have to go to Cocoa Beach as dogs are not allowed on the beaches in Cape Canaveral. Cocoa Beach is open to dogs during set hours. They run from 6 to 10 AM and 5 to 7PM, extending until 9PM during Daylight Savings Time.