Top 10 dog-friendly cities
According to a recent survey, 72 percent of dog owners value proximity to other dog owners, dog parks, and pet-friendly housing options when deciding where to settle down with their dog companions. Sixty-one percent of pet owners say their pet's joy and health motivated them to relocate.
Below is a list of the 10 most rapidly expanding cities in the United States that are also dog-friendly, in case you and Fido are considering making a move.
Charleston, South Carolina
In addition to its outdoor flea markets and horse-drawn buggies, dog-loving citizens have added another delightful aspect to this Colonial hamlet. There are four designated dog parks in Charleston County Parks where canines are free to run, swim, and play. The number of daily pageviews for pet-friendly rental listings for single-family homes increased by 22%. The median rental price in the Charleston metro area has increased by 21%, to $1,800, since 2020.
San Francisco Bay Area, Palo Alto, California
Palo Alto, the center of Silicon Valley and located just south of busy San Francisco, is a welcome refuge and safe haven for dogs. Eat at one of the numerous pet-friendly eateries and then take a stroll along the scenic bay pathways. Rents have risen dramatically across the country, including in Palo Alto.
Florida; specifically, the city of Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale has all you need if you've adopted a "good boy!" who is a beach bum. One hundred yards of waterfront have been designated for you and your four-legged friends by the city. To help canines cool off from the Florida warmth, there is a swimming pool filled with freshwater.
Greater Seattle Area; Bellevue, Washington
Bellevue, Washington is a great option if you're looking for a dog-friendly community in the Pacific Northwest. North Cascades National Park is conveniently close by, so there are always hiking opportunities. One can also choose to stay closer to home and visit one of the city's "pupular" off-leash places. The median rental price in the Seattle area has increased by 17.1 percent since March of 2021, which may discourage some potential renters. If you're thinking about purchasing a home in the area, a mortgage calculator might help you get a handle on how much house you can afford.
Georgia Town of Cumming
Despite being a very tiny town, this area of Georgia saw a significant spike in the number of new Rover accounts created by dog owners. There are already more pet-owning renters in the United States than there will be in 2020. Renters, like recent movers in general, tend to be on the lookout for larger, more affordable dwellings that also provide amenities like fenced yards and area for canine structures. Renters who want to take advantage of the growing demand from pet-loving landlords can differentiate themselves by completing a landlord profile.
The Kansas City metro area has witnessed a rise in popularity because of its relatively low rental prices ($1,300 a month on average), which may appeal to families with pets.
North Carolina's Fuquay-Varina
Greater Alexandria, Virginia
There appears to be a rise in the number of dog owners in Alexandria. Numerous dog parks, off-leash areas, and independent pet supply stores may be found in this suburban district of the nation's capital.
Baltimore, located less than 50 miles from Alexandria, is the second-fastest growing city for dog owners.
This city, led by Antioch Park, topped the list because it witnessed the most annual growth in new Rover dog accounts compared to all other cities studied.