Bouchelle is a large residential community of condos and townhouses sitting on the Indian River North and Callalisa Creek. Access to the community is via the South Causeway or boat. Although this is not a gated community, it is a private one with direct access to the Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve.
The South Causeway turns into E 3rd Avenue and then into A1A. While it is still E 3rd Avenue, you can find several places to eat, a tavern or two, and a Publix supermarket. Not only can you stock your pantry with people food, but they also carry a variety of pet foods and treats. All of these are within walking distance, but once the sun starts heating everything up, you may find driving to be a better option. Further around the corner are a few more places to eat and, of course, direct access to the beach.
Since Bouchelle is a large private community, you can expect a certain amount of vehicular traffic, especially during rush hours. Beyond that, the traffic should be minimal, yet you still need to pay attention when crossing the streets. With a large clubhouse, swimming pools, and tennis courts, you can expect a fair amount of pedestrian traffic. For the most part, this shouldn't be a problem, but you may find times when you need to keep your dog on a tight leash for everyone's safety.
The sidewalks can be used for your daily walks, but do keep in mind that there is very little in the way of shade. During the summer months, the two of you should be taking your walks early in the morning before the sun is high in the sky. Unless you like to walk long distances, you may find it easier to drive to the nearby restaurants and stores.
Bouchelle sits on the Indian River North and on an island thanks to Callalisa Creek running between it and the causeway. But, on the other side of the causeway are the hundreds of acres comprising Mosquito Lagoon Aquatic Preserve. This is a great place to take your dog for a boat ride. But, if you do, be sure you go with someone who knows the area or use a tracking GPS to make sure you don't get lost.
Over on the mainland side, you and your dog can take the short drive to the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve. This is 1,637 acres of swamp, hammocks, and dry land with nature trails running through it. You can stick to checking out the local flora and fauna, or you can walk the three miles to Rose Bay. Don't forget to climb to the top of the observation tower from which you can see for miles out over the swamps.