Fay Boulevard is one of the major east-west roads running through the Port St. John area to the north of Cocoa. Along both sides of the road from start to finish, no matter which end you start at, are vast residential areas filled with single-family homes. The Challenger 7 Elementary School and Fay Park are located approximately in the middle, close to the intersection with Grissom Parkway.
Beyond one or two restaurants along the way heading east from Golfview Avenue until you reach the FEC tracks, there are few small businesses here. From this area, however, it's only another minute to US-1 where you will find numerous businesses, shops, and both local and chain restaurants. There is a Publix Supermarket two minutes north of where Fay Boulevard ends at US-1 and North Cocoa Boulevard where you can buy food for everyone in your family, including the little guy whose tail never stops wagging.
How do you describe the terrain along a major road that covers several miles from end to end? The ground itself is relatively flat from one end to the other and, from North Cocoa Boulevard to Grissom Parkway, Fay Boulevard is a four-lane divided highway that remains bustling with a variety of traffic from early morning far into the evening. As the main road running through numerous residential areas, Fay Boulevard tends to get crazy during rush hours.
Luckily for people and pets, there are sidewalks running along both sides of the road from one end to the other, including on the I-95 overpass. The sidewalks are paved and wide enough for you and your pooch to use for your walks. If your dog seems nervous around heavy traffic, you may want to take your walks early in the morning before rush hour kicks off or late in the evening when the day's traffic nightmare has finally slowed down.
Can a main thoroughfare be said to have green spaces? Maybe the paved road itself can't, but there are green spaces along the road where you and your pooch might get away with playing on as long as they are on a leash. For example, across the street from the elementary school is Fay Park, where there are three softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, and plenty of grass for the two of you to run around on.
For fun, try following Fay Boulevard to its western end on the other side of Golfview Avenue. Surprisingly, at the end of Fay Boulevard is Fay Lake Wilderness Park and Off-Leash Dog Park. The dog park offers two massive fenced-in areas for dogs to run around in without being hampered by a leash. Those who come here love the fact it's always clean and stocked with plenty of waste bags. Fay Lake on the south side of the road also has a hiking trail running along it.