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Queen City Rules Them All—Pet-Friendly Apartments in Cincinnati

It’s official! Cincinnati has been ranked as the #1 city overall for keeping pets in the United States. Last year, WalletHub rated cities based on things that matter the most to pet owners: the cost of keeping pets, the veterinary services available to them, and the outdoor spaces that will be welcoming to dogs needing space to romp and get some exercise. Cincinnati came out top of the heap.

With this nugget of information in mind, you’d expect to find that it’s easy to rent with pets in Cincinnati, and it is! With over 160 listings for pet-friendly apartments in Cincinnati, RentCafe is well-placed to give you an indication of what you can expect. That’s just what we’re going to do now as we profile the pet policies of 5 Cincinnati apartment communities in a variety of neighborhoods and price brackets.

Aspen VillageWestwood — rents starting at $485 — Check availability

Located just a few minutes away from downtown, Aspen Village offers cozy one-bedroom units from just $485. Don’t think that the alluringly low price-tags mean you’ll be short of amenities—there’s a pool, a fitness center and tennis courts to name but a few. As for your pets, Aspen Village welcomes up to two cats or small breed dogs per apartment. You’ll have to check on breed restrictions to ensure your pets qualify, but if they do, you’re sure to enjoy living in this apartment community, and so will they!

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Colonial RidgePleasant Ridge — rents starting at $565 — Check availability

This aptly named low-rise apartment development is just beautiful! It’s situated in the equally aptly named Pleasant Ridge neighborhood and embraces a gorgeous, big lawn area. Colonial Ridge offers a very mellow, retro village look, and everybody gets a patio. Studios start at $565, but there are also larger units available. Residents can bring up to two pets, each no bigger than 20lbs, and the pet rent is a low $25 per month with a deposit of $100 upfront.

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GramercyDowntown Cincinnati — rents starting at $881 — Check availability

The bright lights of Downtown Cincinnati are tempting, but will your pets be happy there? You bet they will! Gramercy consists of four buildings, and cats are welcome at all four, while Groton Lofts allows dogs weighing up to 20lbs. When it’s walkies time, the park is literally a few paces from the building. Snap up a studio from $881 or take a closer look at a two-bedroom family unit. There’s something for everyone here.

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RavenswoodHyde Park — rents starting at $950 — Check availability

A truly gracious building in Hyde Park with a family focus and two- to three-bedroom apartments starting at $950, Ravenswood is also perfect for pets and has a very welcoming pet policy. Residents can keep up to two pets, and dogs can be as big as 35lbs. Pet rent for both cats and dogs is pegged at a very reasonable $35. As for you, you’ll love the gorgeous floor plans and finishes—they match the aristocratic look of the building perfectly.

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Residences at DeSales PlazaWalnut Hills — rents starting at $1,400 — Check availability

Even one of the smartest apartment developments in Cincinnati offers a welcome to cats. The Residences at De Sales Plaza, situated in bustling Walnut Hills, is a very elite community with modern apartment units featuring cutting-edge interior design. Lucky tenants can get a five-star one-bedroom apartment from $1,400 per month. Disappointed you can’t take your dog along? Walnut Hills has other upscale options: try 2270 Madison Road if a poochless property doesn’t suit you.

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You really will have no difficulty finding a lovely rental apartment that allows you to keep your animal friends with you in Cincinnati. You’ll all be happy tenants together. If you’d like to find out more, browse other pet-friendly apartments in Cincinnati at

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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