Venetian Villas is a large condominium community located on the North Causeway Island closest to the mainland. The buildings are set back from the main causeway which helps to keep the traffic to a minimum. On the east side of the condos is a waterway that leads directly out into the Indian River North. To the north is the southern edge of the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve.
The main island to the east is much larger and has a number of condos and single-family homes as well as one bar and grill. The Marine Discovery Center is close enough that you can walk to it, even on a hot summer day, but it also does attract a fair amount of traffic to the area. From your home here, you are only a few minutes from the heart of town or the beach and all the many amenities such as grocery stores and pet supply stores to keep your dog well-stocked in food and treats.
The one thing about living here is that you are likely to experience a fair amount of traffic from early in the morning until late at night. The traffic tends to be especially bad during the morning and evening rush hours. There is plenty of space within the condos complete with sidewalks and plenty of grass for the two of you to go walking on to avoid the rushing vehicles.
Things within the community should remain relatively quiet as the only traffic comes from those who live here. There is another condo community on the same spit of land and once you leave the immediate area, you will also deal with a certain amount of traffic on Quay Assisi which is the main road running between the North Causeway and the Marine Discovery Center. If you take your walks early in the day, you may find the traffic a little more manageable, making for more pleasant walks.
As mentioned, the Doris Leeper Spruce Creek Preserve covers 1,637 acres of Florida swamps and forests. There are waterways and trails running all over the preserve, countless animals to be on the lookout for, and an observation tower to climb that lets you look out over the swamps.
Once you cross the bridge over to the east, it will take you to the beach which runs from the Ponce Inlet all the way down to Port Canaveral. But the beach also offers you the chance to get in a fabulous workout in the soft sand, a gentle stroll in the wet sand, and the warm waters of the Atlantic to go swimming in.
Keep in mind that cars are allowed on the beach, which can make trying to go for walks during the bulk of the day challenging and dangerous. If you plan to walk in the area, be sure you go before the day is well underway.