Most Desired Apartment Features (Pet-Friendly Tops the Chart)

Source: CoStar Published: June 2019

Source: CoStar
Published: June 2019

Most Desired Apartment Feature: Pet-Friendly Space

Circulated: July 11, 2019

When it comes to the most important feature sought by apartment hunters, a dog-friendly space is tops. 72% of current and prospective residents have pets, and when they become tenants, they’re probably paying 20% to 30% premiums in rent and pet-related deposits or fees. Looking at the top 5 amenity searches so far in 2019 on Apartments.com confirms our love for furry friends.

Search term used by renters | # of searches (millions)

  1. Dog Friendly — 11.4

  2. In Unit Washer and Dryer — 10.6

  3. Cat Friendly — 4.1

  4. Utilities Included — 3.2

  5. Central Air — 2.5