San Souci Estates is a waterfront community in North Miami with many of the homes sitting on saltwater canals which is perfect for boat lovers! The neighborhood also includes a number of luxury condominiums. Living here is truly a dream. Homes on the waterfront enjoy a fantastic selection of excellent restaurants within both walking and driving distance. The same applies to dog-friendly parks and pet supply stores. Walking can be somewhat of a challenge as the streets do not have sidewalks, but as long as you pay attention to traffic, you can get in a walk without too much trouble.
Miami offers incredible weather all year round with over 250 days of sunshine, lows in the 60s, and highs in the 90s. The only thing you need to worry about is the rain, but as long as you plan your walks around the showers, there shouldn't be any day you can't go for a stroll on.
San Souci Estates is little unusual in that most of the community sits on small spits of land jutting out from the shores. The only available terrain here is the road leading back to the mainland. Once on the mainland, the majority of the terrain is more pavement, although there is a park behind the Bay View Palms condominiums.
Although this type of terrain can make it challenging to find ways to improve dull walks, you have to think outside of the box when you live in an area such as this. For example, you can take Canal Road to the southern or northern end of the community where there are several connecting blocks you can use to add more distance. At the top of the northern section of town is another small park that can make an excellent destination for your walks once you and Fido build up enough stamina to go the distance.
San Souci Estates, unfortunately, has the disadvantage of having very little in the way of green spaces beyond the Alfred Basade and North Bayshore Parks. The good news is that just a few blocks down the road is the Biscayne Shores and Gardens Park. This park covers 6.5 acres of grass and woods that are perfect for you and Fido to play on. There is a trail running all the way around the park and offers three different routes in the center.
This area is also dog-friendly as long as you keep your excited pup on a leash and keep from disturbing other park-goers. The city even provides waste baggies and a wastebasket for dropping them in. It is open from sunrise to sunset, 365 days of the year, and gives the two of you a place to romp around in that is close enough to walk to.