The quiet community of Cocoa Modern Manors is a well-kept and well-established area between Pineda Street and North Fiske Boulevard, a few blocks south of Dixon Boulevard. Most of the houses in the area are single-family with typical suburban yards on streets that lack sidewalks. There are a couple of businesses in the northeast corner. As one of the older neighborhoods in town, many of the homes have older shade trees that provide plenty of shade for you and your dog while you are out on your walks.
When you need food for yourself and your four-legged friend, it's a short trip north to Dixon. Going west, there is a Sav-a-Lot Supermarket, a Walgreens, and a Harvey's Supermarket. By turning right at the corner of Dixon and Clearlake Road, you will reach the Walmart Supercenter in no more than ten minutes. Here, you should be able to find just about anything your family is likely to need.
If there is one negative thing that could be said about Cocoa Modern Manors, it would be the complete lack of sidewalks for you and your dog to walk on in safety. Instead, the two of you are stuck walking on the narrow streets. When you stop to consider that both morning and evenings see a fair amount of rush hour traffic, it's easy to see where walking during these times would not be in your best interests.
The traffic congestion leaves you with two options: walk early in the morning or later in the evening. During the warmest months of the year, early morning starts are best. The air is cooler and there shouldn't be much in the way of traffic to deal with. However, when the weather is a little cooler, you may want to wait until later in the evening when it's still warm out and the traffic has once again slowed down.
While there aren't any parks in Cocoa Modern Manors, if you cross over to the east side of North Fiske and go one more block, your journey ends at Bracco Park. This park includes five large water retention ponds that are part of the city wastewater treatment plant's efforts to create reclaimed water. While this might be their main intention, for you and your pooch, they make an incredible place to go for long walks.
No dog likes being stuck on a leash all the time, including yours. So why not take your pooch to Barks and Recreation, the nearest off-leash dog park to the south? Along with a fenced-in area, there is a vast lake with plenty of room to walk around it for you and your pup to enjoy. Inside the fences are two separate zones for pups of various sizes. There is plenty of room for your dog to enjoy running around off-leash and playing with the other pups.