Here are several good resources:
- Craigslist is a great way to find decently priced rooms in shared apartments. However, you usually need to arrive in Boston to find a room on Craigslist, as people who post on Craigslist usually like to meet you and show you the house in person, before accepting you as a roommate.
- A reasonable price for a Craigslist room in Central Square/Harvard Square/Porter Square/Davis Square is $550-750, not including utilities. Utilities should come up to a maximum of $100 during the winter months.
- Padmapper is a great way to search craigslist housing ads geographically. The additional layers such as public transport makes the search for accommodation that much easier.
- Another great site is Zillow. It offers a database and geographical search as well.
- Homes and Apartments for Rent
- Rooms for Rent
- Hotpads Boston
- This is another potential consideration for a short term stay, but it is slightly expensive: http://www.esltownhouse.com/. It would be possible to live here for a few weeks before you can find a cheaper place to live on Craigslist.
- Jim O’Loughlin – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brien Maloney – BrienM@trulia.com