Bella Vista is a small section of a much larger housing development sitting along the Indian River North, close to the Boston Whaler boat manufacturer in the far south area of Edgewater. The development includes several small artificial lakes, some of which have fountains for your enjoyment. Built by the Hacienda Development Corp., many of the homes are very similar to each other.
Living this far south also means that you must drive north to find any type of store, including a Publix Supermarket in the Edgewater Commons shopping center and a Winn-Dixie supermarket in the Florida Shores Plaza. Here, you should be able to find food to feed your family, including the member with the waggly tail. If you and your family like to dine out from time to time, there are plenty of excellent restaurants along US-1 as you drive north, as well as a large selection of stores to go shopping in.
While this is a single developer community, it seems that the development company forgot to put in sidewalks for you to use for your daily walks with your pooch. This is a working family community which, of course, means you should expect to see a significant amount of traffic during the usual rush hour periods. During the school year, you will also have to contend with the buses running around, picking up or dropping off the many children who live in the region.
Unless you have no choice, you and your dog should avoid walking during these times as you have to share the road with the many vehicles heading to and from work during the work week. You can use the numerous roads in the community to extend your walks and add a little challenge to what might otherwise be a dull walk that both of you may soon come to dread.
Within the community, there aren't any parks to take your dog walking in. However, between the last row of houses and US-1, there is a strip of woods for you to explore and spend time hiding from the summer sun. To the south, there is a much larger area of grass, scrub, and trees. The area separates the neighborhood from the Boston Whaler boat manufacturing facility on Whaler Way.
If you are in the mood to take your dog for a ride in the car, you should consider going over the causeway to Smyrna Dunes Park. This unique park sits on the tip of the peninsula and covers 73 acres. Within its bounds, there are five carefully maintained ecosystems that are representative of the entire area. More importantly, there is plenty of room to run around on the dog-friendly beach before going for a swim in the warm waters of Ponce Inlet.