Hendry Gardens has several homes with actual gardens in this small neighborhood along Hendry Avenue between Pineda Street and Palm Avenue. There are only a few homes here as all of them have vast yards like you don't usually see in a town as big as Cocoa. However, the houses are well-established and the city has grown up around them. If you drive east to Pineda Street, you will see the area on the other side of the street is a densely populated residential area filled with homes that have considerably smaller lots.
The good thing about living in this region and feeling like you are out in the countryside is that you are only a short drive from most of the essential amenities you and your family need. For example, within fifteen minutes, there is a Walmart Supercenter, Tractor Supply, MYDOGSWAG pet supply store, and a multitude of smaller shops and restaurants for you and your family to explore.
There houses in this community sit on a fair amount acreage and give you a sense of living in out in the "boonies" that is both peaceful and relaxing. However, it is still a working family area, which means a fair amount of traffic during the usual rush hours. To make matters worse, much of this traffic is using Hendry Avenue as a route to Pineda Street, which can then be taken either north or south to major roads into town.
There are no sidewalks on Hendry Avenue, leaving you and your pup to walk on the road. This means you need to learn when the rush hours start and finish in order to avoid walking during the busier times. You will also find Endeavor Elementary Magnet School nearby. During the school year, this road will see more than its fair share of school bus traffic. The best time of day to take your pooch out is during the early morning hours when all is calm, cool, and peaceful.
Who could possibly want more green space than the massive yard your home sits on? Yet even the biggest yard can become dull after a while. At the west end of Hendry, there is a vast area of woods with several trails you and your dog can explore. Just keep in mind that this is Florida and, while you are in the middle of the city, the woods are still home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Most dogs like to the chance to play with other dogs while unencumbered by a leash. Even though your pooch might be left to run in the backyard all the time, it couldn't hurt to take them to the Barks and Recreation dog park, five minutes to the south on Pluckebaum Road. This park is highly recommended by locals and offers separate zones for large and small breeds along with plenty of places to sit in the shade.