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Housing in the Boston Area

In addition to the resources listed below, MSPP students often post housing needs on MSPP’s electronic bulletin board. You may access the bulletin board through the MSPP MyCampus intranet site. Questions about how to Log into MyCampus? Email:

Housing in Boston in the Fall is scarce and expensive, for this reason we suggest you begin your search early. The downtown section of Boston tends to be high priced, while the surrounding communities tend to be more abundant and affordable. The great majority of students live in communities such as: Allston, Jamaica Plain, Brighton, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park or suburbs such as Brookline, Dedham, Newton, Cambridge, Somerville, to name a few.

Here is a list of websites and telephone numbers of realtors with property information in the area (Please be aware that most realtors will charge a fee for their services):

Vanguard Realty

Metro Realty Corporation

Nationwide Realtor locator

Coldwell Banker in Cambridge toll free in the USA 800-255-7545 or 617-864-8566 in Brookline 617-232-3001

HotPads Boston

Zillow Rentals Boston

RentHop Boston

You can also search for apartments in the greater Boston area, including classified ads by owner, at the following: click on real estate then rent

AOL netfind – click on find an apartment includes 54 cities and the Boston metro area for community classified listings

Here are a few website resources for roommate referrals:

The above list is not in any way endorsed or associated with MSPP.

Major daily newspapers: Boston Globe, Boston Herald

Weekly Community Newspapers: Parkway Transcript, The Phoenix, Boston TAB, Allston/Brighton TAB, Brookline TAB, Newton TAB, Cambridge TAB, Watertown TAB & Press, Somerville Journal, Melrose Free Press to name a few.

And when in a pinch, click here to find a few hotels in the area.

Updated 11/4/14

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