Cocoa Heights is a residential neighborhood on Cocoa Place, next to North Cocoa Boulevard. Directly to the west is the FEC railroad track, which is not super busy around the clock, but it will take a while to get used to the trains rumbling by. On the other side of North Cocoa and a block east is the Indian River. Along this part of the street, the area is mostly commercial and retail on both sides of the community. Most of the buildings were built long after the houses.
While there is a Tractor Supply Company two minutes north on US-1 where you can select from a wide variety of top brand name dog foods and treats, if you want people food, Walmart is less than ten minutes to the north. Alternatively, you can take Dixon Boulevard west where you will find a Sav-a-Lot supermarket and several other stores and restaurants.
Cocoa Place is a short dead-end road with no sidewalks. The only saving grace is that at no time of the day is this road so busy you can't take your dog for a walk. However, the road is not very long, leaving you with little option but to take your long walks out along US-1. Keep in mind that US-1 is a bustling road from early in the morning until long past the end of evening rush hour.
If you are going to go for walkies together along these sidewalks, be sure you use a short leash that allows you to maintain complete control of your dog in case the traffic startles them. While it might be tempting to take your dog for walks along the train tracks, this is not a good idea. Not only would you be trespassing, but there is a serious risk of an accident occurring when the trains are going by.
On the other side of the track, there are several very large water retention ponds put in by the city as part of the water treatment facilities. They also form part of Bracco Park and have paved walking trails leading around most of them for you and your dog to make use of. While you could cut across the track, you run the risk of injury. Go south on US-1 and cross the tracks using West Highland Drive.
There are several city parks within a short drive if you are inclined to use them or you can cross US-1 and walk over to the west bank of the Indian River. It's only a block away, but there is a long, wide grass berm running alongside the river you can use for walks. Not only will the grass be easier on your dog's paws, but the two of you can enjoy watching the boats cruising by on the water as you saunter along.