Denver Apartments Best for Renters with Pets

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In a recent survey of internal search data, MyNewPlace has found that of the U.S.'s largest cities, Denver has the highest amount of renters looking for pet friendly apartments as well as one of the highest percentages of available pet friendly apartments.

According to, the web's fastest growing apartment search site, Tampa and Denver have the highest percentage of renters looking for pet friendly apartments. An internal study of search traffic revealed that the two cities had approximately ten percent more searches for pet-friendly apartment than did the average city with more than 50,000 quarterly searches on MyNewPlace.

Nationally, the average percentage of renters who search for pet friendly apartments for rent, according to MyNewPlace internal search data, is around 25 percent. This includes renters who searched for cat friendly apartments, dog friendly apartments and apartments for rent that allow both. While 1 in 4 renters in the nation's largest cities search for apartments that will accommodate their pets, the percentage of renters looking for pet friendly apartments in Denver and Tampa are 36 and 34 percent, respectively.

The supply of pet friendly apartments in these cities reflects the higher demand; both cities have an above average percentage of apartments that allow both cats and dogs. Of the apartments for rent on MyNewPlace, 66 percent of Tampa apartments allow cats and 54 percent allow dogs. Renters looking for pet friendly Denver apartments will find that 74 percent allow cats and 62 percent allow dogs.

By our numbers, Denver is the most pet oriented of large U.S. cities, having 36 percent of renters searching for pet friendly apartments and the highest percentage of apartments that allow pets.

Supporting MyNewPlace's findings from online apartment search traffic for Denver is a recent article from, which recently rated Denver the tenth most pet friendly city in the U.S. That study considered factors such as public park acreage, the number of pet-oriented businesses and the amount and cost of veterinary facilities to compile their list of pet friendly cities.

With its high percentage of pet-friendly apartments for rent, parks and pet oriented services and businesses, it looks as though Denver is a pretty nice place to live if you are a pet. Humans like it, too.

About MyNewPlace

MyNewPlace provides the multifamily marketing professional with the most innovative and cost-effective tools to fill their vacancies. From, the industry's fastest growing Internet Listing Service for apartment search, to MyNewSite, the industry's most cost-effective website solution, MyNewPlace puts the best tools in the hands of owners and managers to help market their apartments for rent. A leader in the multifamily industry, MyNewPlace also offers Featured Placement Listings, Community Photography and Video Tours to enhance property listings. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, MyNewPlace was founded in 2005 by John Helm, the founding CEO of AllApartments/SpringStreet, which became the number one apartment rental and relocation site on the Internet before its sale to Homestore in 1999. For more information, visit


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