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Forget the Pet Rent—Pet-Friendly Apartments in Charlotte

Planning to move to Charlotte with your fur friend? It’s a great choice for both of you. The city is a particularly pet-friendly place with fabulous pet-centered events like Bark in the Park, Pet Palooza, the Pet Expo, and several pet-friendly businesses including bars, restaurants, and a very special canine bakery. Not to mention the plethora of pet-friendly apartments in Charlotte’s best neighborhoods.  There are tons of public parks as well, where your dog is allowed to get off-leash exercise too. As for Monsieur Cat, he’ll probably be perfectly happy at home—then again, it’s a cat we’re talking about.

Naturally, you and your pets will be looking for a pleasant home. There’s no need to worry about struggling to find the right pet-friendly apartments for you and your companions. In fact, you’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice. RentCafe offers more than 300 pet-friendly apartments in Charlotte. Some of them not only welcome pets, but also offer special amenities for dogs. Read on to see a variety of pet-friendly apartments in different neighborhoods and price brackets as examples of what you and your purring or barking buddies can expect.

Arbor GlenArbor Glen — rents starting at $672 — Check availability

Arbor Glen offers a very relaxed, suburban feel with its complex of single and double story homes. Unsurprisingly, it’s located in the Arbor Glen neighborhood, and you can get a one to three bedroom unit for as little as $672 per month. Moving in with your pets in tow is no problem—as long as they are small breeds weighing less than 25lbs. There’s no pet rent, but you will pay a one-time fee of $125 and a refundable pet deposit of $500.

Arbor Glen pet-friendly apartments in Charlotte, NC

Sharon PointeOak Forest — rents starting at $760— Check availability

Sharon Pointe is just a minute away from uptown Charlotte and you’ll love the swimming pool and deck area. It offers one to three bedroom apartments from just $760 per month rental. Best of all, your pets are welcome! As long as your dog is 60 lbs or less and doesn’t belong to a breed with a reputation for aggression, he’s welcome, and if you have a second dog or a cat, they can make themselves at home too.

Sharon Pointe pet-friendly apartments in Charlotte, NC

Post South EndDilworth — rents starting at $1,130— Check availability

You can bring a combined weight of 80lbs in pets to Post South End, but be warned: not more than two pets can make up that total, so half a dozen teacup pups won’t cut the mustard! Situated in Dilworth, the community has a lot to offer you, and other than paying a pet deposit of $500 for small animals and $1,000 for larger ones of which a proportion is refundable, there’s no pet rent. Plus you get to use those fabulous communal amenities.

Post South End pet-friendly apartments in Charlotte, NC

Sterling Magnolia ApartmentsWendover – Sedgewood — rents starting at $1,225 — Check availability

Looking for something a little plusher? Located on a quiet street in Wendover, within sight of downtown Charlotte, Sterling Magnolia has a host of high-end amenities you’ll enjoy. As for your pets. Get this: there are no size restrictions, although there are breed restrictions, and dogs bigger than 60lbs must live on the first floor. There’s also no pet rent, and the one-off fee for one pet is $250, while two pets will only cost you $350 in fees.

Sterling Magnolia Apartments pet-friendly apartments in Charlotte, NC

The Encore SouthParkBarclay Downs — rents starting at $1,495 — Check availability

This community is truly worthy of applause—and an encore! Look no further if you’re after a pampered home for you and your pet in the lovely neighborhood of Bark-ley Downs. (See what I did there?) There’s even a pet grooming spa to keep Fifi looking her very best. Although dog breeds with a reputation for being fierce aren’t allowed, there are no dog size restrictions and you only pay a one-off charge of $350 for your first pet and $100 for the second one.

The Encore SouthPark pet-friendly apartments in Charlotte, NC

It’s rare to find so many apartment complexes that don’t charge pet rent in any city, but Charlotte loves dogs and cats, so pet policies are much more liberal than those we see elsewhere. We’ve just given you a taste of what you can expect. Search for other pet-friendly apartments in Charlotte on You’re sure to find a home that you and your pets will love.

Balazs Szekely
Balazs Szekely is a qualified journalist with extensive experience as a real estate writer for several Yardi publications. He has covered a wide range of housing issues and real estate news as a creative writer for RENTCafé. Balazs holds a B.S. in Journalism. You can connect with Balazs via email.

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