Kumquat Village is a small residential neighborhood in the Golden Gate community. The majority of the housing here consists of large single-family homes buried deep in the shade of oaks, palms, and magnolias. The neighborhood has an unusually low crime rate and consists primarily of older homes. If you are looking for restaurants, pet supply stores, coffee shops, or even convenience stores and dog-friendly parks, you have to drive to them as this is a strictly residential neighborhood.
The only real risk when walking with Spot is the amount of shade from the canopy overhead. Your best bet is to wear light-colored or reflective clothing to help motorists see you while you walk. The best time of day to walk in the summer is early in the morning as summer temperatures of around 90°F with high humidity are not ideal for walking in, especially for Spot who is wrapped up in a fur coat.
The terrain here is very residential with tree-covered streets and large homes with equally sizeable yards. The area is quite flat which is very common in the Greater Miami area and offers little challenge for the active dog. However, you can overcome this by thinking outside of the neighborhood. Kumquat Village is a small neighborhood in a much larger residential section of Miami giving you lots of places to go for strolls. With so many areas to choose from, you can easily vary the route by going around different blocks each time you go out for your daily strolls.
Unfortunately, the neighborhood has no parks for the two of you to play in, but there is one within walking distance. Do remember that during the summer months, pavement that is exposed to direct sunlight can reach temperatures of 135°F which is hot enough to cause severe burns to Spot's paws.
Depending on how you look at it, Kumquat Village is one big greenway as the large yards sport plenty of grass and the entire neighborhood is buried under a dense canopy of trees. But if you are looking for an open area of grass where you and Spot can play, you have to leave the comfort of your small community.
The nearest park is Armbrister Park just to the north on Jefferson St. This is a small park with a playground just for the kids, a couple of baseball diamonds, and a wide-open grassy outfield where you and Spot can run around and play. Be sure you keep your pup on a leash as the laws require it and make sure you keep plenty of bags on hand to pick up after them. Maintaining common courtesy like this will ensure that the local parks stay nice, clean, and welcoming to dogs.