Most of us are divided up into two groups: dog lovers and cat lovers. Sure, there's the small faction that loves both. An even smaller group can't stand either. But one thing is clear. According to REALTOR.com, Reno real estate is tops with dog lovers.
Reno Real Estate Ranks #2 on Best Cities for Dog Lovers List
Cats are fine. But there's nothing like the love of a dog. They always make you feel like you're the most important person in their life. So, I guess you can see where my loyalty lies. But, I'm not alone. Dogs occupy approximately 54 million US homes. Cats, on the other hand, can be found in 43 million homes.
The folks at REALTOR.com recently put together a list of the Best Cities for Dog Lovers. Reno came in second among the 150 larger cities across the country, right behind Austin.
What Factors were Considered?
The REALTOR.com team took several factors into consideration when determining a ranking for dog lovers. First, they looked at the amount of single-family homes that offered pet-centric amenities, such as a dog run or doggy door. Then, they considered the total amount of pet services available in the city: grooming, boarding, veterinarians, dog walkers, etc. Next, they scoured the city for pet-friendly restaurants. After that, they checked rental listings that allowed dogs. Finally, they did a simple Google search for "dogs" and looked into state ownership rates. All data was totaled up and each metro was assigned a percentage.
Why Reno Real Estate?
To be fair, the weather and larger open spaces make the western United States much more amenable for dogs than the east coast. But what set Reno real estate apart from the rest? You'll find all breeds, both big and small, occupying 37.1% of the city's households. Events like the annual DogFest Walk 'n Roll (held just last month) help out worthwhile charities such as Canine Companions for Independence. Dozens of our local hotels, restaurants, and activities allow you to include Fido. Hidden Valley's Link Palazzo Dog Park offers a great place for furry family members to interact with other dogs as well as run off some energy. And those are just a few of the pet-friendly places and events in the City of Reno to choose from.
Do you have a favorite restaurant, service or location you like to take your dog to in Reno? Please feel free to share it in the comments below.
Originally posted on my Reno real estate blog here: http://www.relocationtoreno.com/2017/10/16/reno-real-estate-is-tops-with-dog-lovers/.