Are you planning to move? Do you have a dog or two or more? Need to find a location that has plenty of dog-friendly parks, trails and other places to take your pet? Well, a new study shows the top US cities that have plenty of room for all dog lovers.
Redfin, a real estate brokerage, partnered with Rover.com, an online community of dog walkers and pet sitters, to narrow down the best cities that cater to dogs. According to Redfin, Rover ran the numbers on over 14,000 cities across the country, compiling a list with the highest counts of walks, dog walkers and sitters, along with total hours, minutes and distance per walk by each dog walker or sitter on Rover.
Then Redfin took Rover’s data and recorded how often the keyword ‘dog’ appeared in the online listing descriptions of homes for sales. This includes phrases like “dog-friendly, dog park, etc.” They also included each city’s Walk Score, a way to track how walkable places are to live.
Below are the top 10 dog-friendly cities in the US:
- Seattle, WA
- Chicago, IL
- Denver, CO
- Manhattan, NY
- Washington, DC
- Portland, OR
- Los Angeles, CA
- Brooklyn, NY
- San Francisco, CA
- San Diego, CA
View the complete list of dog-friendly cities.
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