Kottle is a small planned community built around the loop of Kottle Circle. The homes are mostly ranch-style and the neighborhood is well-kept. There are a couple of small man-made lakes right next door and Turie T. Small Middle School is right next door.
There are a couple of small parks nearby, but if you want an off-leash dog park, it's going to be a bit of a drive. The same applies to pet supply stores, with one of the nearest being PetSmart on Intl. Speedway Blvd. This is also where you will find a number of excellent restaurants as there aren't many in the nearby area.
If you like beach weather, you'll love living here with the average of 230 days of sunshine and summer temperatures in the 90s. Winters are even better with January temperatures typically in the upper 40s. All you need to hit the beach is a pair of jeans and a jacket!
The terrain here is essentially a suburban pancake, but thankfully, this doesn't mean your idea of being able to go for healthy walks is cooked. It just means you have to be a bit more creative!
Instead of perfectly round pancakes, you have to learn to make shapes. In other words, you can walk around different blocks, go around the two small lakes, or play in the field behind the middle school. Making your walks fun and interesting is not hard! The more often you can give your pup new areas to sniff at, the more excited they will be to go on your daily walks.
Keep in mind that paved surfaces are going to become extremely hot in the hotter months. According to the ASPCA, pavement can reach temperatures in excess of 135°F on a day when the outside temperature is only 85°F. At this temperature, the pavement can definitely cause burns. Exercise caution during hotter weather.
Kottle has the benefit of being next to a couple of small lakes and a large field behind the middle school. While you can use these green areas to take your pup out on, you are also very close to Tuscawilla Park. This park was built back in 1993 as a disc golf course with 65 different "pin" locations. Today, the park is also home to a zipline ride, a playground, a picnic area, and plenty of woods with a nature trail for you to explore.
If you are up for a short drive, you can head out to the Tiger Bay State Forest which is part of the Tomoka Wildlife Management Area. The entire WMA covers well over 30,000 acres of cypress swamps, hardwood hammocks, and pine-palmetto through which you will find countless miles of trails to explore. Don't forget to bring the whole family out for a picnic along with a fun time out in the sunshine!