Skip to main content

New Data Details Best Housing Markets for Dog- and Cat-Lovers

Phil Hall
Oct 09, 2017
Dog and cat

When it comes to having a favorite pet, the divide between dog lovers and cat lovers stretches deep into the housing market.
At least 54 million American households have at least one dog and 43 million households that have at least one cat, according to the Humane Society of the United States. With that in mind, analyzed the nation’s 150 largest metros to determine the best markets for dog- and cat-lovers, based on the percentage of single-family homes with dog or cat-related home features, pet services per capita, veterinarians per capita and rental listings that allow pets; for the canine crowd, the analysis included dog walkers per capita and the ercentage of restaurants that allow dogs to join the diners.
For the dog lovers, the Texas capital of Austin was top rated, thanks to a dog ownership rate of 44 percent and a median home list price of $372,000. Rounding out the top five markets for dog lovers was Reno, Nev. (a 37.1 percent dog ownership rate and a median home list price of $422,500), Salinas, Calif. (a dog ownership rate of 32.8 percent and a median home list price of $904,500), Denver (a dog ownership rate of 42.5 percent and a median home list price of $499,500) and Portland, Ore., (a dog ownership rate of 38.8 percent and a median home list price of $450,000).
For the feline fanciers, New York’s capital of Albany was the top cat city, with an ownership rate of 29.1 percent and a median home list price of $422,500. Eugene, Ore., rated second with a cat ownership rate ownership rate of 40.2 percent and a median home list price of $325,000, followed by Seattle (a cat ownership rate of 39 percent and a median home list price of $485,000), Portland, Maine (a cat ownership rate of 46.4 percent and a median home list price of $340,000) and Manchester, N.H. (a cat ownership rate of 34.2 percent and a median home list price of $314,900).
As for the best housing markets for those with pet fish, birds, hamsters, ferrets, snakes or lizards—well, you’ll have to wait for another housing report.
Oct 09, 2017
ATTOM Announces Addition Of NMLS Data

Provides access to the names and NMLS IDs for those originating residential mortgage loans.

Industry News
Oct 05, 2022
DOJ: Lakeland Bank To Spend $13M To Settle 'Redlining' Claims

Agreement with N.J. bank is the third-largest redlining settlement in Justice Department history.

Industry News
Sep 29, 2022
Angel Oak Layoffs Add To Growing List Of Non-QM Cuts

About 20% of its staff, or 75 people, were affected.

Industry News
Sep 28, 2022
Redwood Trust Names New Chief Investment Officer

Also announces planned CoreVest leadership transition to be completed on 3rd anniversary of acquisition

Industry News
Sep 27, 2022
Fannie Mae Pilot Program Seeks To Help Improve Renters' Credit

Renters, including historically underserved groups, will benefit from paying on time each month.

Industry News
Sep 27, 2022
Suffolk County Data Breach Puts Contracts On Back Burner

Cyberattack beginning Sept. 8 prevents title services from closing loans.

Sep 27, 2022