Looking For A Pet Friendly Rental in Los Angeles? Head To Santa Monica

Looking For A Pet Friendly Rental in Los Angeles? Head To Santa Monica

Los Angeles is known for many things: sun, celebrities, and tacos to name a few.

But being pet-friendly hasn’t typically made the list, especially when it comes to letting four-legged friends roam area beaches.

New data out from HotPads shows that there are some zip codes in Los Angeles where landlords welcome tenants and their furry friends with open arms.

Here are the top 5 zip codes in Los Angeles with the highest number of pet friendly rental listings.

Top 5 Pet Friendly LA Zip Codes By Number of Rental Listings

1. 90401 – Median Rent $3,485
The highest number of pet friendly rentals in Los Angeles can be found in this zip code that includes parts of Santa Monica. HotPads found that nearly 88 percent of rentals in apartment buildings were listed as pet friendly.

2. 90036 – Median Rent $2,647
The second highest number of pet friendly listings is the Miracle Mile neighborhood where 86 percent of apartment listings are pet friendly.

3. 91601 – Median Rent $2,287
Third on the list, with 85 percent of pet friendly apartment rentals is the NoHo Arts District.

4. 90017 – Median Rent $2,314
Take your four-legged companion closer to downtown and you’ll find 75 percent of the apartments ready to rent to both you and Fido.

5. 90012 – Median Rent $2,421
The Chinatown neighborhood also throws out the welcome mat for pets, with 70 percent of the rentals being pet friendly.

Wondering which area is the hardest to find pet friendly rentals? It’s 90067, which includes Century City. It’s the least pet friendly zip code in LA, with only 8.3 percent of the rentals allowing pets.

Want to see how pet friendly your LA zip code is? Click here to see an interactive map.

Los Angeles Pet Friendly Neighborhoods

Los Angeles Pet Friendly Neighborhoods

And, in case you were wondering how the Los Angeles metro area stacks up against other metropolitans in terms of the number of pet friendly rental listings, check out the nationwide rankings:

Top 10 Metro Areas Ranked By Number of Pet Friendly Rental Listings

  1. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
  2. Atlanta, GA
  3. Houston, TX
  4. Washington D.C
  5. Philadelphia, PA
  6. Los Angeles, CA
  7. Boston, MA
  8. Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  9. New York, New York
  10. Chicago, IL

HotPads Methodology

We pulled rentals listings from the HotPads rental network in apartment buildings from August 2013 to October 2014. The data was broken down by metro area with 25 percent of the listings from the oldest buildings dropped from the data to account for wear and tear and their likelihood of being listed as more pet-friendly. Only listings with 2 bedrooms or less were used. We sorted the listings by different age groups and then compared pet-friendly vs. not pet-friendly apartment listings.

Author Bio
Kristy Hessman is the Lead Writer at HotPads, where we think it should be easier to find your next place. That’s why we’ve built the most comprehensive and interactive rental search marketplace. HotPads combines powerful search tools, layers of data, and an innovative user interface. We’re simplifying the rental search process and helping renters make smarter decisions about renting.


Main Photo: Chester stands on his hind legs to catch a ball at Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach in August. Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

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