Even Denver's Best Deals on Pet-Friendly Apartments Will Make You Howl

A sample apartment at IMT Cherry Creek.
A sample apartment at IMT Cherry Creek. Zumper
As we've reported, rents in Denver are finally coming down after a long period of sky-high costs that added immeasurably to the difficulty of making a living in Denver despite the booming economy. But the prices aren't exactly a bargain for pet owners. Even the complexes with the best deals for lovers of dogs, cats and other critters typically require hefty, non-refundable deposits that range up to $500, in addition to significant monthly fees.

The details come courtesy of Zumper post "The 7 Best Pet Friendly Denver Apartments Right Now."

As you'll see, several of the highlighted metro-area apartment complexes are attempting to entice customers with offers of free rent for a month or more — and they don't reject pet owners out of hand (though they typically limit the number of animals allowed per unit). Yet the additional costs are considerable: The lowest deposit for a cat among the seven places is $200. As a result, individuals with pets may well be asked to pay rents on par with or above the eye-popping levels of a year or two ago.

Continue to check out Zumper's picks for the best pet-friendly apartments in Denver right now, featuring text from and links to the original listings, with info about pets highlighted.

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Alexan West Highland.
Alexan West Highland

Lease today and receive 6 weeks free! Alexan West Highland located in Denver, Colorado features the latest amenities inside a modern-rustic styled community, wrapped in a n exterior that compliments the character of the established neighborhood. In your choice of home, you will get an open floor plan with unique, upscale finishes and breathtaking views of downtown Denver and the mountains. Park in the covered garage and walk up to the first floor to enjoy various retail options located on 38th Avenue. Alexan West Highland is the city's best kept secret.

• Cat: okay (max of 2 allowed with $250 fee + $30/mo)
• Dog: okay (max of 2 allowed with $250 fee + $30/mo)

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Dylan Community Apartments.
Dylan Community Apartments

SPECIAL OFFER: One month free on select units!

We're not knocking your neighborhood (maybe we are), but we're in love with ours. RiNo is Denver's hub of culture and creativity, from art and design to food and beer. Its still indie, edgy and industrial but always full of friends, smiles and bikes. There's just no other neighborhood like it in Denver.

Resident Clubhouse with Catering Kitchen, TVs and Complimentary Coffee Station
Lounge Complete with Indoor/Outdoor Seating Options
Private Speakeasy for Solitude or Entertaining
Rooftop Deck with Panoramic Views of Downtown Denver and the Rocky Mountain Front Range
Resort Style Lap Pool
Spa Surrounded by Lush Landscaping
Outdoor Poolside Lounge with Gaming and Multi-Media Connectivity
Courtyard Complete with Gourmet Grills, Fireside Communal Dining and Outdoor Theatre
24-Hour State-of-the-Art Fitness Center featuring Cybex Cardio & Hoist Training Equipment, TRX, and Personal Yoga Studio Complete with Fitness-On-Demand
Pet and Bike Wash
Ski, Snowboard and Bicycle Repair Shop and Storage
Secured Vehicle Parking and Bike Storage
Video Intercom at Building Entry
WiFi and USB Charging Stations throughout Amenity Areas
Conveniently located in the RiNo Arts District and within walking distance to Great Divide Brewery, The Source, Mockery Brewery, Industry, TAXI, and the 38th Street Light Rail Station
Minutes from Shopping, Dining and Amenities in Downtown Denver’s greatest neighborhoods with Easy Access to I-25 and I-70, and Union Station

Pet deposit: $500
Monthly pet fee: $35

• Cat: okay (max of 1 allowed)
• Dog: okay (max of 1 allowed)
• Other: okay (max of 1 allowed)

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Post River North.
Post River North

Post River North Apartments will feature luxury apartment homes and will be situated just north of downtown Denver in a neighborhood that is home to a number of creative offices, art galleries and an array of cultural amenities. Located on the corner of 28th Street and Brighton Boulevard, Post River North Apartments will feature six stories of upscale apartment homes surrounding a courtyard and parking garage.

The River North Art District is one of the city’s most emerging locales, featuring a vibrant, transit-friendly atmosphere with immediate access to downtown via bike, bus and a commuter rail stop that was completed in 2016. The University of Colorado A Line will also serve as a link to Denver International Airport. The community also is within minutes of Interstates 25 and 70, the key thoroughfares of the metro area.

Post River North Apartments, part of the Denargo Market Development Plan, will be located across the street from Industry Denver, a recently unveiled commercial development featuring 120,000 square feet of office space and several restaurants. The site is three blocks south of The Source, another new development consisting of several high-end restaurants, specialty grocers, a brewery and other retail outlets.

In addition to the nearby retailers, residents will have convenient access to many of the city’s prominent attractions. Included are Union Station, Coors Field, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Colorado Convention Center, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver Arts Museum and Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Downtown Denver also is known to have one of the country’s liveliest nightlife scenes with an array of bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

Post River North Apartments will consist of studio, one and two bedroom apartment homes and offer panoramic views of downtown Denver and the picturesque Rocky Mountains. The community will wrap around a courtyard with a resort-style pool, cabana and barbecue area. The ground floor will include a fitness center, clubhouse and leasing center. The building will grow to six stories on the south side to enhance the panoramic views.

Interiors of the pet-friendly apartment homes will be equipped with modern features such as energy-efficient stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, tile backsplashes and luxury vinyl tile. Included in the apartment homes, the community will feature one guest suite.

Lease Terms

Application Fee: $55
Processing Fees: $200
Security Deposit: $200 - $200

Pets Allowed: 2 pets per apartment
Pet Fee: $35-$400 (costs vary by size of pet)
Pet Deposit: $200-$400 (costs vary by size of pet)
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