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The Corridor’s Premium Pet-Friendly Living

At Elevate, we don’t just allow pets; we welcome them. Our condo community was deliberately built to be pet-friendly. When we made our tagline “Next-Level Living,” we intended for it to be true for both our human and our animal residents. From our private dog park to convenient access to nearby pet stores, we have everything you need to “elevate” both you and your pet’s lifestyle.

Check out our top 5 amenities that make Elevate one of the best pet-friendly places to live in the Corridor.

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Why We’re Committed to Being Pet-Friendly

No matter where you’re looking to buy or lease a condo, as soon as you add “pet-friendly” to your list of criteria, the options tend to narrow down quickly. Many property managers are reluctant to allow pets for fear of property damage or increased maintenance costs.

This forces many pet owners—particularly those who lease—to compromise on housing. Maybe it’s settling for a place that’s not in the best condition, or doesn’t have your desired amenities, or is located out of the way of your commute, or charges extra “pet rent” each month for your furry friend.

At Elevate, we don’t think you should have to compromise on where you live to keep your four-legged friend by your side. Why? We’re pet lovers and owners ourselves. We understand that pets are part of the family and that you want the very best living space for your furry friend, too. We believe that high-end, luxury living and pet-friendly living can go hand in hand—and we’ve made it a reality.

Woman playing with her dog in her living room

1. No Pet Rent or Pet Fees

Unlike most condos, we don’t believe in charging non-refundable pet deposits or monthly pet rent. Because we were intended to be pet-friendly from the beginning, we don’t tack on any additional costs for your furry friend. Whether you lease a condo or purchase your forever home here, you won’t pay any extra for your pet to call Elevate home, too. This could save you hundreds of dollars over the course of your lease when compared to other pet-friendly rental options in the area!

Fluffy cockapoo running on grass at the park having the time of their life

2. Private Dog Park

When you live at Elevate, there’s no need to pay extra for a local dog park membership. Residents will have access to our private dog park, which will be the perfect place for your pup to play and burn off energy. Plus, it’s right in your backyard—no driving necessary!

Note: The dog park will be available in Phase II of our building process, which will also include our second condo building.

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3. Green Space + Walking Trails for Plenty of Exercise

The dog park isn’t the only place for your pets to get exercise and let off steam. Our backyard also offers 20 acres of natural green space for you and your dog (or your adventurous cat!) to explore. Enjoy scenic views of our pond and the surrounding timber as you and your pet stretch your legs while taking a stroll along the walking trails that encircle the pond.

An orange cat laying on a wooden floor

4. Scratch- and Stain-Resistant Flooring

Elevate undoubtedly has the outdoor space to keep your pet satisfied, but what about the inside of your condo?

Rest assured that we’ve also designed the interior of our buildings to be pet-friendly, too. We’ve taken steps in each unit to protect against typical wear and tear from pets to ensure your home continues to look and feel luxurious in the long term.

The kitchen, dining area, and living room spaces in all of our condos are built with luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring. LVP offers a modern, high-end look that replicates hardwood flooring without all of the maintenance and upkeep. It’s also scratch- and scuff-resistant, which means your floor will stay looking smooth and polished despite your pet’s nails. In addition, it’s stain-resistant and waterproof—the ideal setup for the dog who occasionally slops from the water bowl or the cat who has a tendency to nudge semi-full glasses off the edges of tables.

View inside W.A.L.K. Canine Community with a walking track and pool

W.A.L.K. Canine Community, located four miles east of Elevate on Interstate 80.

5. Nearby Pet Stores, Pet Groomers, and More

One of the many perks of living at Elevate is our proximity to so much of the Corridor’s best shopping, entertainment, and employment opportunities. However, our premier location also situates us near several of the most popular pet destinations in the area! Aside from major chains like PetCo, PetSmart, and Petland, here are all the locally-owned pet resources you as a pet parent will have easy access to when you live at Elevate.

Muddy Puppy Pet Market

One mile down 1st Ave in Coralville you’ll find Muddy Puppy Pet Market, which stocks every pet supply you could need—natural dog and cat food, treats, pet beds, toys, crates, leashes, collars, and more. They also provide training to teach your pup the basic obedience commands and leash etiquette. Last but not least, they offer full-service pet grooming to keep your pet looking their best. Need to give your pup a quick rinse after a particularly muddy walk before you bring them inside your condo? Muddy Puppy Pet market’s self-service dog wash requires no appointment.

W.A.L.K. Canine Community

Four miles east of Elevate on Interstate 80 lies W.A.L.K. Canine Community, Iowa’s first and only indoor and outdoor canine community, set to open in fall of 2022. This 33,000 square foot facility has everything you and your dog could want—an indoor walking track, doggie swimming pool and diving dock, and an off-leash agility area and play area. When it’s too hot, too cold, or too rainy to walk your pup outside or let them play in our dog park, W.A.L.K. has you covered.

The space will have plenty of amenities for pet owners, too. Grab food or a few drinks at the on-site restaurant; remote work from their co-working spaces while your pup plays, supervised by on-site staff; or rent the private event space for your next corporate or personal event.

Despite being a canine community, W.A.L.K. caters to cat lovers, too. Keep an eye out for their upcoming Cat-urday events!

Woofables + Kaitlyn’s Pupcakes

The only thing better than dog treats? Gourmet dog treats! Woofables in Coralville specializes in gourmet, made-from-scratch dog treats in fun and custom designs, perfect for spoiling your pup.

Kaitlyn’s Pupcakes is another popular local dog bakery, specializing in homemade, custom cakes and cupcakes for your dog. You’ll find her mobile treat truck all over Coralville and the Corridor!

Leash on Life

This locally-owned pet supply store has two locations that are easily accessible from Elevate: one in North Liberty and one in Iowa City. There, you’ll find food, toys, treats, and more for your cat, dog, or bunny.

Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park

While we do offer our own resident-only dog park in our backyard, we’re also not far from one of Iowa City’s most popular dog parks, Thornberry Off-Leash Dog Park! This well-kept 11-acre park is located in the beautiful Iowa City Peninsula neighborhood. It’s split into several sections depending on your dog’s size or needs. There’s an area for small dogs, an area for dogs who may not do well with other dogs but need room to run, a doggy playground, and a pond for dogs that love the water. Throughout, you’ll find paved walking paths and shelters for the humans, too.

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Join the Community of Pet Owners Who are Calling Elevate Home

When choosing a pet-friendly place to live, there’s no need to compromise on location or style. At Elevate, we’ve intentionally combined high-end, luxury condo living with an abundance of pet amenities. In fact, more than one-third of the people who have already chosen to lease or live at Elevate are pet owners.

Ready to take you and your pet’s living to the next level? Reach out to our team today to learn more about leasing or purchasing our pet-friendly condos.