Sunray East is located in Northern Miami and wraps around the Greynolds Golf Course and park. The community consists of mainly single-family homes with a few apartment buildings thrown in for good measure. There are several pet supply stores within driving distance and dog park at Greynolds Park for you and Ralph to play in. Most of the streets here have sidewalks and grass berms for you to take your daily stroll along. The one place you cannot take your walks on would be the Greynolds Golf Course as golfers tend to get upset when they step in a doggy landmine.
If you like warm weather, you are going to love living in Sunray East as the winters here are exceptionally warm with January being the coldest month in the 60s. Summers, on the other hand, are incredible with temperatures in the 80s and 90s for your year-round walking pleasure.
While there aren't any rolling hills or mountains to climb, living where the ground is flat does have some advantage, especially if Ralph is an older dog or has managed to eat a few too many treats and needs to slim down. In fact, if Ralph is in this kind of shape, the last thing you want is hills and mountains.
Flat ground offers you the chance to start out slowly and build up to being in good enough shape to take on the challenges of hiking in places like the Big Cypress National Preserve or the Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Preserve outside of Miami to the west. Until then, you can work on adding more blocks to your walks until you reach this point. While this could take a few months to achieve, you will find the effort more than worthwhile as both of you will gain muscle and stamina while losing weight.
Being wrapped around a golf course adds plenty of green
space to the community as long as you play. But you and Ralph are not welcome
out on the course. Thankfully, right next to the course is Greynolds Park. This
249-acre park is located on what used to be a massive rock quarry and includes
numerous animal habitats and one of the few intact mangrove and hardwood
hammock forests in the state. The park also features a 146-foot-high mound that, when you climb to the top, offers a spectacular view of the park and surrounding
There are plenty of trails for the two of you to follow along with picnic areas, restrooms, and a playground for the kids. At the same time, it also has a nice dog park where you can let Ralph run around off-leash and make some new friends or play with dogs they already know while you rest in the shade.