Sunset Villas is a condominium community built right on the bay off of NW 7th St. The condos were built in three phases with the first one completed in 1973. The spit of ground the buildings sit on juts out into the water. You have a spectacular view of sailboats, sailboards, paddle boarders, and more. Walking your dog here can be quite pleasant with a wide area of grass running around the island for the two of you to enjoy. There are several restaurants in the local area for you to check out with dog-friendly parks and pet supply stores within driving distance.
Like the rest of Miami, Sunset Villas offers wonderful weather virtually every day of the year. At its worst - except for hurricane season - the days in January are in the 60s and there is a fair amount of rain. At its best, the temperatures in July are in the low 90s with endless sunshine.
The bulk of the terrain around Sunset Villas is paved to provide sufficient parking for those who live here. There are strips of grass in the parking lots for your pup to do their business. Of course, there is the grass around the shoreline for the two of you to play on and get in a little exercise.
Although there aren't any sidewalks for the two of you to utilize, you can use the roads between the buildings as traffic is restricted to those entering or leaving the condos. Just be sure to wear something light-colored to help motorists see you, especially if you walk in the early hours of the day or in the late-evening when it is dark.
Speaking of morning walks, this is the best time to go out during the hotter months of the year as the pavement can become hot enough in the afternoons to burn sensitive puppy paws.
The nearest greenway is the section of grass running around Sunset Villas and the shoreline. This is a large area for the two of you to romp around on. Be sure to keep your pup on a leash and clean up afterward if they decide to drop a package on the grass.
There are a couple of parks for the two of you to check out. The first is just north on NW 7th St. called Antonio Maceo Park. This space has a boat ramp, plenty of shade trees, and grass for the two of you to enjoy. It's also a great way to socialize your pooch and get them used to being around other people and dogs.
The other nearby park is to the west on 47th. Kinloch Park offers a wide-open field of grass to play on, barbecue grills for a nice picnic, and plenty of parking, a playground, and basketball courts.