Buena Vista was nothing more than a pineapple plantation in the mid-19th century that grew into a town. During the 1920s, the area became home to some of the nation's wealthy elite who built mansions using local pine, coral rock, and mosaic tile in a range of the styles popular at the time. This included Mediterranean, Art Deco, Mission, and many others. When I-95 went through in the late 1960s, the area went into serious decline. However, in recent years, there has been a major effort to revive the area. There are several cafes, bistros, and delis along NE 2nd Ave. as well as dog parks and pet stores within driving distance.
This is a nice quiet neighborhood with plenty of shade trees and sidewalks for you and Fido to walk on. With winters in the mid-60s and summers in the mid-80s to low 90s, there is little to keep you from your walks.
The terrain in Buena Vista East is typical of any suburb in Miami. It is a blend of houses with larger yards, sidewalks, and paved roads. As for going out to take Fido for a walk, the ground is mostly flat and unremarkable. If this doesn't sound like much of a challenge, keep in mind that your walks are only going to be as challenging as you make them. In other words, rather than looking at the level ground as dull why not take another approach and make good use of what you have?
There are plenty of sidewalks for you to stroll along. Multiple blocks are there to plot a route around and the rest of Buena Vista can be explored. You can start off with short walks and as stamina improves, start adding more distance. When you don't have hills to add a challenge, you just have to be creative to get in the exercise you need!
While this might be the Historic District of Buena Vista, it seems as though someone forgot to leave room for greenways. Unlike many other neighborhoods in Miami, this one, sadly, lacks any parks. Many of the yards here are quite large and there are plenty of shade trees to help keep the sidewalks cooled down at least a little during the summer.
Beyond this, if you want to take Fido somewhere that has plenty of trails to explore and enjoy a nice hike on, Morningside Park is only a short drive to the east right along the shoreline. Running for seven blocks between NE 7th and the bay, this park offers large areas of grass to run around on, trails to hike on, a swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, and a public pool. This is a fabulous place to take the whole family out for a picnic and a stroll in the park.