Top pet-friendly neighborhoods in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is regarded as a very pet-friendly city. But as with any place, some areas are better suited for pets than others. The best places to live if you’re a pet owner are the ones where you’re made to feel as though your pet is a valued part of the community. Take the time to assess which apartment complexes and other living areas are most accommodating to pets, and what special requirements will be needed from you in order to live harmoniously in your new home. If you’re looking to live in an area within Los Angeles that’s as welcoming to your pooch as it is to you, check out the following neighborhoods.

Studio City. Located in the San Fernando Valley, this neighborhood is perhaps best known as home to the studio lots where many great television programs and films have been made. But it’s also an excellent place to live, especially if you have a pet. Here, shop owners are typically welcoming to pets, even including a water bowl outside their doors for dogs. Restauranteurs appreciate pets, too. In fact, more than 20 eateries in Studio City welcome pets into outdoor seating sections that sometimes also offer water bowls to help them stay cool and hydrated while you eat and have a drink. If you’re interested, don’t miss Avalon Studio City, our community in the neighborhood.

West Hollywood. More than just the Sunset Strip, this part of Los Angeles has a strong community of animal lovers. The city has made strides in recent years to improve the protection of animals, banning the sale of fur products and preventing pet stores from selling cats and dogs, among other things. On top of this, West Hollywood’s location is such that three outstanding pet-friendly parks are not too far away. This includes the vast Runyon Canyon, where 90 of the park’s 160 acres allow unleashed dogs to frolic. And when you and your pet are tired from a day out, you can stop by one of West Hollywood’s 50 or so restaurants with pet-friendly seating. Check out Avalon West Hollywood, our newest community in the area.

Beverly Hills. Sure, it is famous for the glitzy and glamorous homes of the entertainment industry’s biggest players, but it can be a great place for you and your pet to make your home as well. You can treat your pet like a star with a trip to Sparky’s, where your dog can get a bath, a brushing, and even a deep-muscle massage. Then, you can dine in style at the Farm of Beverly Hills, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on a pet-friendly outdoor patio. On the other hand, if you are just looking for a quick vacation away, a stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows will put your pet in the lap of luxury, providing treats, comfortable bedding, and tennis balls for them to enjoy.

Should you and your animal companion decide to relocate to any of these neighborhoods, don’t be surprised to find yourself settling in quickly!

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  • September 28th, 2016
  • Posted in: WAG