I just sent in my deposit!!!
GeePee wrote:This thread needs to take off.
Is anyone else looking for off-campus housing? Craigslist hasn't been too fruitful for me and I'm really feeling the crunch of the time. HRES options seem nice and have a good amount of utilities included, but $1400/mo. for a studio is still a whole lot. If I can find a decent studio in the area for around $900, I'd be all over it. Unfortunately that opportunity has yet to present itself.
I really don't want to live in the dorms (mostly because I don't fit particularly well into twin beds, a problem that I don't think many people have) and would like to have at least a little more spending money than HRES would afford me. Free food, etc. are nice but there's only so much pizza that I can eat. Any suggestions on housing in Cambridge?
Are you totally against having a roommate? If so, you'll have to look about a mile from campus to find a studio for $900. I'd suggest Union Square, Spring Hill or Davis Square in Somerville. (I doubt you'll find anything in Cambridge for that price.) There was a good off-campus housing discussion on the "In at Harvard" thread a while back.
Personally, I'm looking for a 2 bedroom in the 1400-1500 range in those same neighborhoods, plus Porter Square and Central Square. There's quite a bit more if you're willing to live with someone.