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Renting in Boston

The Greater Boston area is divided into many distinct neighborhoods. To help narrow your search, keep the following considerations in mind: 

  • What price range can I honestly afford?
  • How far away from campus do I want to be?
  • Where are my other obligations (job, internship, etc.) located?
  • What transportation, at what times, is available? If you plan to take public transportation, the MBTA has a trip planner available:
  • How early/late in the day might I be traveling?
  • Will I require parking?
  • Is this apartment near supermarkets, stores, laundromat, banking, etc.
  • Is there an excess of noise (traffic, tourists, trains, sirens, bars, etc.)?

Before making a final decision, walk around the neighborhood(s) that you are looking at, talk with residents, and stop by the local police station to get a sense of culture, community, and safety.