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Best Cat Breeds for Capitol Hill Apartment Living

Russian Blue Cat Walking Around the Legs of Their OwnerCats make great Capitol Hill apartment pets. Most cats are quiet, clean, and easily satisfied by just curling up with their humans. However, some cat breeds are more suited to apartment life than others. You should keep an eye out for breeds that are typically social, have lower energy levels, and are comfortable with people. Here are seven breeds ranked among the best suited for apartment life.

British Shorthair

These short-haired favorites of apartment-dwellers are fairly independent yet affectionate cats. While British Shorthairs enjoy playing, after they play, they are low-key and are good at entertaining themselves. Their adaptability to people and their need for very little grooming make them great apartment pets.


The Persian is a quiet, fluffy cat you might like. These beautiful and gentle cats prefer a long nap to playtime. Persians are about as mellow as it gets. They do well in apartments because they don’t need a big roaming space.

Scottish Fold

Scottish Folds are perfect for apartment life because, even when they are not clingy, they are still very affectionate. These cats are also usually relaxed and rarely become excitable or startled. Intelligent and adaptable, Scottish Folds like a stable routine and lots of affection from their owners.


Ragdolls are one of the most popular cat breeds among those who like big, beautiful, and sociable furry friends. Like Persians, their fluffy coats may need extra grooming. They also tend to have a bit more energy than Persians. Ragdolls love their people and are willing to play and snuggle with you for as long as you let them.

Russian Blue

A person with allergy issues might want to consider getting a Russian Blue. These short-haired cats have fur that is less likely to trigger an allergy attack. In addition to that, there are also other reasons to adopt a Russian Blue for an apartment pet. They are curious, playful, and very loyal to their favorite person.

American Shorthair

The American Shorthair is a great family cat. They are low-maintenance cats who love their naps. They easily get along with other pets and people of all ages. American Shorthairs are happy with a perch by a window and your awesome back-scratching skills. If you want to enjoy a lot of years with your furry companion, these cats with long lives will be the best fit for you.


Another breed with a long, silky coat, Birmans are the friendliest cats around. Playful Birmans make great apartment pets because they also like to cuddle with their humans. Birmans also like napping and grooming themselves when they are not playing. With that long hair, they really do need quite a bit of effort.

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