Along the housing lines, here's a post from my neighborhood listserv of someone looking for a roommate. My neighborhood is a little further afield from campus but still a pretty easy commute (15-20 minutes by car; 25-30 by bus). I got permission before passing this along. If you're interested, PM me your contact info and I'll pass it on to her.
I am a 33-year-old female and work in the education field. I am currently renting a two master bedroom, two and a half bathroom house with a decently-sized living room and fenced-in backyard located in the Brentwood neighborhood. I have a subletter in one of the rooms for the summer (until July 31st). The house has a garage with a lot of space for storage. I personally like the location of this house, because I don't drive and have access to a few bus-lines (Numbers 5, 3, and 803 for example). Unfortunately, with the current market being what it is, I can't afford anything in the vicinity that can accommodate a laundry area on my own. This place is leasing for $1575 ($787.50 per person). The landlord requires each tenant make at least three times their half of the rent per month.
As my roommate, I would prefer you be at least somewhat close to my age but no older than about forty-five and a professional. Many of my friends are in their thirties to mid-forties, and it would just be nice to have someone to relate to. We will each pay half of the bills on a consistent basis, so you will also be extremely responsible about managing your finances and budgeting well. I am a firm believer in making an effort to maintain rainy-day money in case of extenuating circumstances and expect you to be also.
I enjoy having a drink from time to time and am okay with occasional get-togethers but not too interested in really wild parties. I'm just not at that phase of my life anymore.
If you are serious about having a roommate and know yourself to be a responsible, reliable, down-to-earth person who likes to maintain a reasonably clean, neat home, please feel free to contact me, so we can arrange to meet for coffee and chat.