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How to find the best pet-friendly apartment near Greenville SC

Just beside the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina is a unique southern city that offers residents and visitors a thriving metro area with boutique shops, lots of American history, diverse neighborhoods, galleries, museums, and outdoor activities.

But in addition to all the wonderful city amenities that Greenville offers humans, pets are also finding welcome mats all over the city. Lots of restaurants are offering water bowls, dog menus, and outdoor seating in close proximity to spacious dog parks where furry friends can socialize and get exercise. In and around Greenville, pet owners will find pet friendly experiences including: 

  1. Paws Spa
  2. Dog Park
  3. Local dog walking services 
  4. Welcome Gifts – Woof!
  5. Pet Socials and Yappy Hours

At Redwood Apartment Rental Neighborhoods, we recognize that for many Greenville residents, pets are a very important part of their everyday life. Whether you like to take your dog on local walks in the early evening or you prefer to snuggle up with your cat on the sofa while you watch a movie, your home should accommodate their needs too. 

So if you’re on the hunt for your next apartment rental home, here’s our advice on how to find the best pet-friendly apartment near Greenville, South Carolina:

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Step One: Narrow down your location in and around Greenville

Greenville’s metro area is made up of many smaller neighborhoods and commutable smaller cities, each with their own unique appeal:

  1. Greenville Neighborhoods
    1. Downtown
    2. West Greenville
    3. Pelham Road
    4. Augusta Road
    5. Cherrydale Point
    6. Haywood Road
    7. Roper Mountain Road
    8. Woodruff Road Area
  2. Simpsonville
  3. Mauldin
  4. Greer
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Step Two: Set Your Apartment Rental Home Complete Budget

Finding the right apartment at the right price isn’t always easy. So as you set your budget search criteria, be sure to include all the additional monthly and one-time expenses that are part of your total overall housing costs including:

  1. Internet
  2. Cable/TV
  3. Natural gas
  4. Pet fee
  5. Electricity
  6. Water
  7. Sewer/trash
  8. Moving truck/movers
  9. Security deposit

Here’s some guidance on budgeting for utilities.

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Step Three: Start your search online: 

Today there are a lot of apartment directory sites that make your initial “hit list” easy. With advanced search features on important filters including number of bedrooms, square footage, location, price, and amenities, be sure to review what’s available on these sites:

  1. Zillow
  2. Apartments.com
  3. RentCafe
  4. Apartmentlist.com
  5. Redwood


IMPORTANT: As you review properties online, take a closer look at rental floor plans and the types of housing. As an example, a single-story apartment home with bigger square footage, a private entrance,  attached garage, and personal patio space may be a better fit for your pet. Here’s our recommendations on how to choose the right apartment rental floor plan

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Step Four: Schedule Virtual and In Person Tours

Searching online, especially if you’re local to the Greenville, South Carolina area, is a great first start. But as you narrow down your list, it’s always the best policy to schedule a tour with each property so you can:

  1. Walk through an available floor plan.
  2. Meet property management teams.
  3. Receive information on current pricing, promotions, and availability.
  4. Ask detailed questions about pet policies, fees, and/or amenities.
  5. Submit your application for your new apartment rental home.

As an added bonus, many property management companies have set up the ability to schedule and attend live, virtual tours with location managers in case you can’t be on site. This works really well for potential residents who are moving across state lines or who have physical or travel limitations. 

How to find the best pet-friendly apartment near Greenville SC 

If you’re considering moving to the Greenville, South Carolina area, “pet friendly” life and our furry friends have it all. So finding the perfect apartment rental home in and around the city center is next on your list.  With multiple locations in and around the Greenville and Simpsonville’s metro areas, rest assured, there’s a floor plan and location that’s best for you.

Learn more about The Redwood Advantage and search for a South Carolina Redwood property near you.

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