Aptly named, the community of Cocoa Woods straddles both sides of Westminster Drive, north of SR-524. The homes in the area are upscale and sit on large wooded lots with a vast areas of woodlands to the west and the Martin Andersen Beachline Expressway to the north. While Westminster passes through the middle of the neighborhood, many of the homes sit on quiet cul- de-sacs where the only traffic is residential.
While you might feel like you are living out in the country, there is plenty of shopping opportunities within five minutes of your home. Among the stores available are a Publix Supermarket, a CVS pharmacy, and a Walmart Supercenter. You should be able to find everything you need, including food, toys, and treats for your pooch. There are also several restaurants for you to sample, making it an ideal area to explore with your canine companion at your side.
Inside of the Cocoa Woods Community, there aren't any sidewalks for the two of you to use for your daily walks. However, given the type of homes in the region, traffic is minimal, except on Westminster Drive which connects several of the nearby communities with SR-524 and, from there, into town. The roads are heavily shaded, making it a little dangerous when walking. Be sure you wear something reflective or light-colored to help motorists see you and your dog, especially at night.
The only street that does have a sidewalk is Westminster Drive. You and your dog can make use of this to extend your walks into some of the neighboring residential areas when you need more room. For a real challenge, take Westminster south to SR-524 where there is a broad paved path for the two of you to walk on. This trail runs for miles in either direction, giving you plenty of room to roam.
To the west of Cocoa Woods, there is a small area of forest that you and your dog should be able to find a few trails in. However, the biggest green space near your home is the vast area of undeveloped woodlands on the other side of SR-524. There should be plenty of trails the two of you can use to roam and a creek you can follow as well. In the middle of this expanse of trees, there is a small lake that grows during the rainy season and slowly shrinks during the rest of the year. Keep your eyes open while you are out in the woods as there are plenty of wild critters who call this place home.
For those days when you get up early and you feel like going walking along the beach, it should only take about 25 minutes to cross the causeways into Cocoa Beach. The coastal areas are open to you and your dog during a few select hours out of the day.