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Boston SA Housing Questions

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:12 pm

Any recommendations on when/where to start looking? I was thinking of waiting until the college kids start posting sublets on CL (around March?). Anyone know the general timeline for these types of things? What other sites are there? Perhaps local colleges rent out apartments or apartment-style dorms? Ideally, I'd like to be in the North End, Seaport, or Fenway/Back Bay area and pay no more than ~$800/month. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Boston SA Housing Questions

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Re: Boston SA Housing Questions

Postby nevdash » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any recommendations on when/where to start looking? I was thinking of waiting until the college kids start posting sublets on CL (around March?). Anyone know the general timeline for these types of things? What other sites are there? Perhaps local colleges rent out apartments or apartment-style dorms? Ideally, I'd like to be in the North End, Seaport, or Fenway/Back Bay area and pay no more than ~$800/month. Thanks in advance.

Uh, you're never going to live in those areas for that much. Not even with roommates. Nice try, though.

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Re: Boston SA Housing Questions

Postby marmot8 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:30 pm

Highly unlikely that you'll find a place in any of those areas for <$800. I'd recommend checking in at the BC/BU threads in the "Ask a law student" section, but you'll likely end up with a longer commute than desired.

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Re: Boston SA Housing Questions

Postby RPK34 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:31 pm

nevdash wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any recommendations on when/where to start looking? I was thinking of waiting until the college kids start posting sublets on CL (around March?). Anyone know the general timeline for these types of things? What other sites are there? Perhaps local colleges rent out apartments or apartment-style dorms? Ideally, I'd like to be in the North End, Seaport, or Fenway/Back Bay area and pay no more than ~$800/month. Thanks in advance.

Uh, you're never going to live in those areas for that much. Not even with roommates. Nice try, though.


Fenway you can get for about 800 with roommates. Even parts of the North End, but definitely not Back Bay or Seaport.

And sublets on Craigslist is probably the way to go.

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Re: Boston SA Housing Questions

Postby 20121109 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:38 pm

Sublet from Harvard/MIT students in Cambridge or BU/BC students and take the T into Boston.

Much more cost-effective that way. Stay away from the green line, though; it's unreliable.

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Re: Boston SA Housing Questions

Postby Pokemon » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:53 pm

Some schools do provide summer housing for rent, I know BU does. I lived by the Green Line in Brookline, and it is a fine area to be. The Green Line is not good, but I would not call it unreliable. Avoid line B and E of the Green line though. Line B is too full and you miss trains cause you cannot fit in + too many stops, line E is affected by traffic cause passes on the road. If you are working at Edwards/Ropes & Gray and other places located in Copley Square, I think South End is a great place to live. Up and coming, awesome area overall. $800 is unheard of for the areas you mentioned... think closer to 1400 for decent one beds.

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Re: Boston SA Housing Questions

Postby AllTheLawz » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:15 pm

I agree that your best bet is sublet in Cambridge (Harvard/Central/Porter square). I remember when I moved here and thought rent was ridiculous but it has nothing on Fenway, Back Bay, etc. Just about everyone I know who came to Boston for an SA just did a sublet in Cambridge.

Also, if you are at Ropes give up on taking the train directly to prudential. Get off at Copley and walk.

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Re: Boston SA Housing Questions

Postby cinephile » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:21 pm

I have a place in Allston that I could rent for $800 this summer if you'd like to PM me. You'd have a female roommate (it's a two bedroom), but it's pretty spacious, has elevator access, and is close to the B line.

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Re: Boston SA Housing Questions

Postby englawyer » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:13 pm

summer housing in boston is a buyer's market. every year its flooded with HLS sublets because most people leave. march-ish or so.

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Re: Boston SA Housing Questions

Postby ItsMyTimeBoston » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:39 pm

Live in a neighborhood that you want to live in that’s relatively convenient for getting to your firm. What’s the point of saving $200-300/month for three months when doing so will double the time you spend commuting and when you’re making approximately $3,000/week?

If you’re working around the Pru, then live in the South End or Back Bay (or even Beacon Hill); if you’re working in the financial district, then live in Beacon Hill or the North End.

Do not move to Allston/Brighton (on the B-line) under any circumstances unless you want to have a miserable summer.




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