North East Coconut Grove is a primarily residential area of larger homes nestled in the trees at the corner of the Rickenbacker Causeway and I-95. It is home to the historic Devil's Punch Bowl, a freshwater spring, the Alice Wainwright Park, and direct access to the Miami business and financial districts. Living here can be a very enjoyable experience. This is a dog-friendly neighborhood with sidewalks and grass berms to walk along. There are pet supply stores within driving distance to pick up the things you need for Jazzy such as food, treats, and toys.
If you want to eat out, there are several restaurants within driving distance, especially if you cruise into downtown Brickell. Living here offers you a chance to enjoy the virtually endless sunshine with almost 250 days of it and no snow to worry about. In fact, winters rarely, if ever, drop lower than the 60s during January, the coldest month of the year.
The terrain in North East Coconut Grove is a mixture of suburban streets and the Alice Wainwright Park where there is plenty of shade for you and Jazzy to walk around under. Walking along the streets during the cooler months of the year is not a problem, but during the summer months, it can be risky for Jazzy. Once the ambient temperature reaches the 70s, paved surfaces can reach temperatures in excess of 120°F. If you think this is bad, once the summer rolls around and temperatures are in the low 90s, the pavement can reach 135°F which is hot enough to burn Jazzy's pads badly enough to require a visit to the nearest animal hospital. To avoid this, try to schedule your walks for early in the morning when the paved surfaces are still cool from the night.
Thankfully, you'll be able to find a few patches of grass here and there to provide your pup with some relief.
When it comes to greenways, those who live in the northeast section of Coconut Grove have access to an amazing place to relax in. Alice Wainwright Park is a 28-acre park located on the waterfront lined with Gumbo Limbo and palm trees. In the park you will find a playground and numerous athletic and recreational facilities. The park also contains a small section of the tropical hardwood hammock that once covered this entire area.
If you want a place where Jazzy can run around off-leash, you are only a short drive from the Coconut Grove Dog Park and David T. Kennedy Park. The dog park offers a vast area of grass that has been fenced in to allow for safe play and socialization. Then, the two of you can walk along the trail that goes around both parks for a little more exercise before heading home for the day.