This is shared from our friends at ApartmentList.com. Last month they shared their Dog-Friendliness Index and now they just published their Cat-Friendliness Index. Nationwide, only 40% of apartments allow cats, but there is significant variation across cities and states.
Here’s some things we found so far:
South Carolina ranked #12 in cat-friendliness, with 51% of apartments allowing cats
Cities in the Houston and Dallas metros did particularly well, with the Woodlands claiming the top spot overall – 100% of apartments we surveyed in the Woodlands allow cats!
Cities in New York and Florida appear to be particularly unwelcoming to our feline friends – Miami (15%), New York (14%), and the Bronx (10%) were near the bottom of our list.
The best states for renters with cats are South Dakota and Minnesota; worst are Hawaii, New York, and West Virginia.
You can access the full data at this link. They also have data on which cities and states have the highest concentration of pet owners, and they will release that soon.