Sanchez Shepard is a small neighborhood straddling N Riverside Dr at the very northern edge of Edgewater. The homes here are extensive and luxurious, with large yards filled with shade trees. Two of the houses are on the bank of the Indian River North; the other two sit on the west side of N. Riverside. Those surrounding this neighborhood continue in the same vein to the north, while there are numerous upscale homes to the south and west.
For those who enjoy fast-food, there are several to the north on N Ridgewood Ave. Whether you need food for your pooch they need grooming, you are in luck. You can walk your dog to both, in less than ten minutes. However, if you need food for yourself and your family, the nearest grocery store is less than ten minutes to the south on N Ridgewood Ave. Anchoring the Florida Shores Plaza is a Winn-Dixie where you should be able to find everything your family needs.
Both sides of N Ridgewood are lined with homes that have large shady yards. However, this doesn't change the fact that you will still have to deal with a certain amount of traffic, especially in the mornings and afternoons. Despite being an upscale neighborhood, most of those who live still have to drive to and from work.
The one saving grace is a wide sidewalk running for miles on the east side of N Riverside Dr. You and your dog can walk for as many miles as the two of you can handle. The ground here is pretty flat, so you will need to substitute distance for the hills found in other areas. You might try walking in the surrounding neighborhoods, but none of them have sidewalks for the two of you to use for your daily walks. No matter which direction you choose, the best time of day to go out for your hikes together is early mornings while the temperature is still and there is little traffic.
The nearest park is the George R. Kennedy Memorial Park a fifteen-minute walk south on N Riverside Dr. You can follow the walking path into the park and to a covered pavilion at the end. This park's primary purpose is to provide extended parking spaces for vehicles and boat trailers after using one of the four public boat ramps. If you own a boat, be sure you take your dog out on the water for a ride. They are sure to love the feeling of wind in their hair and the sights and smells of the river.
Four minutes south of your home are Hawks Park and the YMCA Edgewater. Both parks offer plenty of grass for you and your pup to run around and play on. However, if you are going to make use of any park within city limits, they must be kept on a short leash. You are also required to carry poop collection bags to clean up any messes your dog happens to make.