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Suggestions for finding summer housing in Boston for internship


Replies to: Suggestions for finding summer housing in Boston for internship

  • shawbridgeshawbridge Registered User Posts: 5,686 Senior Member
    @LakeCarnegie, I believe she knew someone whose brother was in the fraternity, but I will ask. The guys were very nice to her. Cleaned up a lot more than they would have.

    Boston rent is quite high generally, including dorms. However, kids with apartments often sublet their rooms for the summer. I think the price on those can be lower, depending on how desperate they are to find someone.
  • ciervociervo Registered User Posts: 940 Member
    My daughter's sublet, found on Craiglist, was $1000/month plus utilities for a private room with A/C in a two bedroom apartment right at Davis Square on the Red Line. There are a lot of these single rooms in apartments or group houses available in Cambridge and Somerville for $800-1200/month. She looked at dorms, but they were more expensive, less conveniently located, often were shared rooms with no AC, and had no or limited cooking facilities.
    I did have to help her with the Craigslist listings, to sort out the real ones from the scams that were rampant that summer.
  • LakeCarnegieLakeCarnegie Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Thanks ciervo. Our son has a possible sublet near his job for $1215. I am flooded that the rents are so high in Cambridge. His roommate will be paying that as well.
  • ciervociervo Registered User Posts: 940 Member
    @LakeCarnegie, if that one doesn't work out, I just came across a FB group called "Boston Housing, Rooms, Apartments, Sublets" that has a lot of activity. Look at the section called "Discussion".
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