Do you love cats? Do you love being around cat people? You'll want to check out these 5 places across New York State.

LawnStarter ranked 2023’s Best Cities for Cat Lovers. We had some big wins for New York State:

We compared the 200 biggest U.S. cities based on four categories. We looked at access to animal shelters, vets, and cat-friendly housing. We also factored in affordability, among 15 indicators of feline-friendliness."


How Did They Determine Winners?

First, LawnStarter determined which factors and metrics were the most relevant to rank the Best Cities for Cat Lovers. They assigned a weight to each factor based on its importance and grouped those factors into four categories: Cat Access, Care Access, Cat-Friendly Housing and Accommodations, and Affordability.

Who Won High Marks For New York State?

Overall Rank(1 = Best)CityStateOverall ScoreCat Access RankCare Access RankHousing and Accommodations RankAffordability Rank
142New YorkNY28.6430191133114


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