Thokottu is one of the sought-after localities in Mangalore South. Neighbouring areas close to the locality include Attavar, Bejai, Bendoor, Bolar, Hampankatta, Kadri, Kankanady, Konaje, Kulshekar and Shakti Nagar.
Educational institutions close to Thokottu include Peace Public School, Vision Trust Pilar, Ranipura Higher Primary School, Gurukul Kids Baby Sitting & Nursery, Al Hidaaya Madrasa, Holy Angels Primary School, Syed Maddani Pre University College, Kanachur Public School, Nethaji Subhash Chandra Bose Government High School, Ansar Nursery School, Hayathul Islam Madrasa, Vidya Rathna Eng Med School, Prestige International School, The Yenepoya School, Green View Higher School, Hello Kids Shine, St. Joseph Convent Nursery School, St. John's Higher Primay School, Peace Public School, and St Joseph College Jeppu Mangalore.
Hospitals close to the locality are Sahara Hospital, University Medical College Hospital, Yenepoya University, Nirmala Hospital, S.K. Hospital, Seyyid Madani Charitable Hospital, Primary Health Clinic, Kanachur Hospital & Research Centre, Shaffi Ayurvedic Nursing Home, KMC Hospital and Manipal College Of Dental Science & Hospital Mangalore.
There are Apartment, Plot and Villa-based projects for sale in Thokottu. Popular real estate developers in Thokottu include Bearys, Gurupriya Housing, K2 Builders and Realtors, Clavier, Plama, Westline, IN Land, Mohtisham Complexes, Hamco Builders And Developers, and Connect Builders and Developers. Real estate projects close to the locality include Turning Point by Bearys and Garden City by Hindusthan NGC Developers.