Where to Live
For students in Cambridge, apartments in Somerville, Allston, Brighton, Watertown, Belmont and Arlington are conveniently located.
Where to Look, Harvard Resources
Resources for Visitors to Harvard
include information on getting to
and from campus, local restaurants
and local short-term lodging. (Scroll
down to Visitor Information section
on the following link.)
Housing for disabled students is offered by the Accessible Education Office.
GSAS offers services to help graduate students find either on or off-campus housing.
This resource aimed at Post-doctoral fellows also has many useful links: http://postdoc.harvard.edu/
The Harvard Real Estate Services (HRES) offer a roommate matching database.
Where to Look, Third-Party Resources
Craigslist is still the place where most students seem to find their housing, whether single apartments or a room in a shared place.
MyapartmentMap is an apartment search engine that allows users to find apartment listings all over the United States. Searchers can view pictures, maps, rental data, find deals, post rentals and contact property owners. MyApartmentMap also has specific search features for college students, pet owners, and military families.
ApartmentList delivers a comprehensive set of apartment listings in one elegant interface. By consolidating millions of properties from hundreds of well-known listing services, it uniquely delivers a universe of available apartments in one site, saving renters time and money in their search.
A new Roommates app for ApartmentList.com/roommates is available and builds upon Facebook info. Roommate seekers then tap their way through others’ profiles, which will note if they have any mutual friends. Once two users have expressed interest in each other, they’re matched up and connected via chat. It integrates with Facebook Connect so renters can find roommates from within their social network. They can find matches based on similar interests, friends, age, likes, neighborhood, and budget. Messaging features also mean potential roommates can chat about more specific, perhaps delicate topics. Furthermore, mutual friends can help with the vetting process.
MycheapApartments.com specializes in the development of nationwide, affordable apartment listings.Students are able to search for apartments in or around each city by price range, proximity, amenities, etc. They have a "cheap scale" where apartment are rated so that students get the best value for their money.