The community of Dixons covers a vast area of Cocoa, straddling North Cocoa Boulevard. Within the boundaries of Dixon, there are multiple businesses along both major roadways, including a small strip mall anchored by a Tractor Supply Company and a Big Lots. The residential areas are on the east side of the road and consist of both single and multifamily housing in a forest setting. This setting offers you and your dog great opportunities to find places to walk and get out in the fresh air.
When you need supplies for your pooch, the Tractor Supply Company on the corner of Dixon and US-1 offers a large selection of quality dog foods and supplies. If you need to resupply your house and family, you have two options within a ten-minute drive. The Publix supermarket is the furthest out and the Walmart Supercenter is approximately six minutes north on Clearlake Road.
When you're talking about heavy traffic and congestion, especially during rush hours, the intersection of US-1 and Dixon Boulevard could be used as a prime example. Both of these roads tend to be extremely busy from early in the morning until late at night. While you might have to deal with the noise this level of traffic tends to produce, you don't have to take your dog walking on either of these major highways.
The best thing you can do to make your walks less stressful and more enjoyable is to use the sidewalk or the grass on the other side of Indian River Drive. Although this road can be busy at times, it never reaches the level of traffic on US-1. The grassy area on the other side of the street is wide enough for you and your dog to walk on it for miles to the north. The grass will also be much gentler on your dog's paws.
One of the many benefits of having a home in Dixons is being surrounded by undeveloped property. To the north, there is a vast field of scrub, trees, and trails for you and your dog to run around on. To the south, there is a modest sized area of dense woods the two of you may be able to explore. Then, there is the band of grass along the Indian River. It makes an excellent place to take your dog out for walkies early in the morning and watch the many boats going by on the water.
On the west side of US-1, there is a vast green space consisting of wood, scrub, and several small lakes. However, to get there, you should go north on US-1 and follow it to the trailhead on Cocoa Lakes Drive. From here, the two of you can hike the trail running through the woods and the lakes.