Cocoa North is a vast residential area on the north side of SR-524 by the Eastern Florida State College Fred Gay Golf Academy. This area was developed, beginning in the 1980s with modest suburban homes on reasonably large lots. As the community was developed, several small lakes were incorporated into the design. However, all of the lakes are off limits by order of the city.
No matter what you need in terms of basics, you can find it nearby at a Publix Supermarket, a Walmart Supercenter, and an ALDIs to the east. All of these amenities are within five to ten minutes of your home, depending on where it is located within Cocoa North. There is a vast area of woods on the south side of SR-528 and two dog parks within a fifteen minute drive where your dog can enjoy being off-leash. This area is great for dog owners and their playful pups!
One of the first things you'll notice about Cocoa North is that all the streets have a sidewalk on at least one side. This is something you won't find in many of the communities in town. Given that this is a working family community, you should find they come in very handy, depending on when you go for walks with your dog.
There are two tumultuous periods of traffic during the day. The first is in the morning during rush hour and the second is in the afternoon. You may want to postpone walks during less busy times.
The sidewalks will help keep the two of you safe, but with the flat terrain in this area making it fairly easy to navigate, you may find more pedestrians taking their own excursions through the neighborhood. Keep this in mind if your pooch is particularly nervous about running into strangers.
There is one tiny park on the corner of SR-528 and Westminster Drive. Inside, there is a small amount of grass around the basketball and tennis courts and a parking lot. The park also has a paved walking trail that is connected to the sidewalks in the community and the walking trail that runs along the highway.
On the south side of SR-528, there is a vast area of undeveloped woods with numerous trails running through them. You and your dog would not be the first ones to use the trails to take long hikes in the shade. However, you should be aware that these woods can be inhabited by several different animal species ,including alligators and black bears. Neither of these animals are friendly and they should be left alone. Keep your pup on a leash as you wander over these trails to avoid running into any wildlife.