Sara Lou Acres is a townhouse community next door to the Cocoa Public Works Department on School Street. Among your other neighbors are a mobile home park, several residential areas with mostly single-family homes, and the Dealta Co. First Battalion National Guard facility. One section of the homes sits along School Street with the rest on Lynell Lane, a cul-de-sac that helps keep traffic to a minimum.
For shopping, the nearest grocery stores that carry foods for every member of your family, including your pooch, are a short drive north to Dixon Boulevard. This road will take you to a Sav-a-Lot and Harvey's Supermarket, both of which carry everything you may need. Within a ten-minute drive of your home, there are several local and chain restaurants as well. The locals recommend that you head over the FEC railroad tracks and check out Papasan's Vietnamese Cafe on US-1. They say this place serves up unbeatable Phở!
Sara Lou Acres sits in a moderately quiet area of town, all things considered. There is a fair amount of traffic coming in and out of the Public Works facility and during rush hours, however, for those lucky enough to live on Lynell Lane, you won't have much congestion to deal with when walking your dog at any time of the day.
Most of the residential communities in the region have sidewalks that you can use to extend your walks with your pooch. There are a couple of things you should keep in mind every time you take your dog out. First, your pooch must always be on a leash and a short leash makes the best choice as it will give you more control. Second, given the amount of traffic in the area during the day, you should take your pup out for their long walks early in the morning to avoid the traffic and the heat.
If you live in Sara Lou Acres, you can walk to Prospect Park which sits to the south. The park has a short walking trail, a playground, and lots of grass for the two of you to run around on. Since the park is fenced-in, you have to walk down Prospect Avenue. Your dog must always be on a leash and you are required to clean up any messes they make.
To the north on West Highlands Drive is the Bracco Reservoir, a series of five reservoirs created to supply water to the wastewater treatment plant. The water is mixed with the influent before being treated and pumped into the cities reclaimed water system. More importantly, there are walking paths for you and your pup to use that go around the various reservoirs and plenty of shade trees to relax under. This area is quite popular and it would not be unusual to see others out walking their dogs around the ponds.