Georgia Terrace is a string of luxury homes along Indian River Drive with a spectacular view of the Indian River itself. Each of the properties has its own private dock on the river for fishing and for docking the family boat. Most of the residences have huge shady yards with more than enough room for the kids and furball to run around and play. The only downside to living here is the proximity of US-1, which is a bustling six-lane highway that stays busy around the clock.
For your shopping needs, Byrd Plaza is on the other side of North Cocoa Boulevard, where you will find a Big Lots, Tractor Supply Company, and a handful of restaurants. If you need groceries, there is a Save-a-Lot supermarket five minutes to the west of Dixon Boulevard and a Walmart Supercenter less than ten minutes to the north on Clearlake Road.
The area around the homes in Georgia Terrace is heavily shaded with a wide berm of grass on the west bank of the Indian River. Traffic along Indian River Drive tends to be moderate during most of the day. The only times when this road gets busy are the typical morning and evening rush hours and when the school buses are running. The west side of the road is lined with a sidewalk for you and your pooch to use, or you can walk along the riverbank.
Your pup is sure to appreciate being able to walk on the grass instead of the hot, rough payment that can severely damage the pads on the bottom of their paws. Additionally, walking here keeps you further away from the road and gives you an incredible view of the Indian River and the many boats on its waters. You never know you might run into a few of your neighbors on their docks along the way!
The grass berm you should be walking on along the riverbank certainly counts as a green space with plenty of shade trees to make your walks more pleasant, especially in the middle of summer. A little to the north along US-1, there is a vast undeveloped area with several lakes and a walking trail you can access via Cocoa Lake Drive. You can park along this street and then take the trail back to the lakes and around them.
If you are more interested in a large off-leash dog park, it's less than a fifteen-minute drive to Barks and Recreation on Pluckebaum Road. The park sits beside a large lake with plenty of grass and a walking trail around it. Inside the fence, there are separate zones for large and small dogs, plenty of shady places to sit, and water fountains for the pups to help keep them hydrated. You can even top off the visit with a long walk around the lake.