Did you know there are more than 600,000 dogs and cats living in the Dallas area? It’s no surprise, then, that Dallasites view “pet-friendly” as one of the most important features in a Dallas apartment. And, as in every city, there are some neighborhoods that are more conducive to four-legged residents than others. If you’re looking for some new digs for you and your furry family member to settle down, here are five neighborhoods to consider.
The neighborhood of Uptown is one of the liveliest in Dallas. Not only is it a great place to meet up with friends for brunch or to grab a cocktail after work, but it also happens to be an awesome place to spend time with your four-legged companion as well. For instance, Katy Trail offers 30 acres of scenic, well-maintained paths, perfect for taking walks or runs with your best friend. The area is also home to Mutts Canine Cantina, an off-leash dog park that features a restaurant with some great “yappy” hour specials (their words, not ours).
When it comes to pet-friendly living, the suburb of Plano ranks near the top of the list. In fact, WalletHub lists Plano as #15 amongst 100 other cities in the U.S. based on factors such as pet health and wellness, as well as outdoor pet-friendliness. Dogs are allowed at many local restaurants in the area – just keep an eye out for the posted signs of approval. A few of our personal favorites include the Katy Trail Outpost and Lazy Dog. Looking to get out and enjoy some fresh air? Jack Carter Dog Park offers 2 acres for your pooch to explore.
If you’ve set your sights on one of the many luxury apartments in Downtown Dallas, you won’t be disappointed, and neither will your pet. That’s because the area is easily considered one of the most pet-welcoming in the city. There are plenty of dog parks throughout the downtown area, including a designated section of Klyde Warren Park known as My Best Friend’s Park. There’s also Bark Park Central, which offers 1.5 acres of pet-friendly space.
The neighborhood of Victory Park is known for its walkability, both for those with two legs and four. And since it’s located conveniently at the end of Katy Trail, you can squeeze in a visit there as well. Victory Park is also home to a number of bars and restaurants that have patios which welcome furry companions, including The Grove at Harwood. If you haven’t been there yet, check it out, and be sure to try one of their famous snow cones while you’re there.
Situated less than a mile from Uptown, the Oak Lawn neighborhood offers some of the nicest pet-friendly perks in all of Dallas (not to mention affordability in terms of Dallas apartments). Many area restaurants boast spacious outdoor patios that are large enough to accommodate dogs of all sizes. If you dig Tex-Mex cuisine, Café Brazil is where it’s at, but there are plenty of other options to choose from as well. Nearby NorthBark Dog Park offers everything from trails and an expansive lawn to doggie showers and more.
As you can see, Dallas is home to many pet-friendly locations, activities and destinations. If you and your four-legged friend are looking for a new place to live in one of the neighborhoods listed above, we’ve got an impressive number of pet-approved Dallas apartments to choose from. Get in touch today to find out more!