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 is an apartment matching engine that uses social networks and its proprietary matching technology (a.k.a. some deep math) to make the apartment search a more personalized experience. Renters connect their social networks to the ApartmentList's platform and answer a series of targeted questions, which then enables the engine to pare down thousands of apartment listings to those that fit the needs of the individual searcher, a la Netflix and Amazon.
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.