Finding the Best Off-Campus Living Accommodations in Boston

WRITTEN BY: Editorial Staff

College is typically the best time of anyone’s life. Having the best classes, good friends and suitable transportation all makes the college life much better. But one’s living arrangement is probably the most important part of college. After all, your home is where you study and entertain friends. The dorm rooms are always there, but often students don’t want to pay steep prices to live under a roof with strict rules and a snobbish resident advisor. Finding an apartment is the best way to go for most students who want the liberty to live as the adults they are.

The best way to find an apartment is to use a service such as Boston Pads apartment rentals where you can rent your dream apartment within close proximately to campus or the Mecca of baseball, the illustrious Fenway Park home to the noble and mighty Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox are off to a great start this season crushing the Yankees. By using a trusted apartment-hunting online platform, you too can hit a homerun when it comes to finding the best in Boston living. Continue reading to learn some important considerations to make when living in Boston as a student.

Transportation
If you have a car and your own private parking spot both at home and on campus, you may not be too concerned about finding an apartment near public transportation. However, most students who live off campus rely on it. But even if you have a car finding a home near transportation options is helpful. Imagine wanting to go into Fenway to see the great Red Sox defeat the Angeles followed by a few cold ones at Boston Beer Works. No student can afford a DUI issued by Boston’s Finest. Therefore, it is better to take the bus or the MBTA. Living close to stations will make your social life and scholastic life easier.

Assistance
It is really important to find a leasing specialist who can help you find your ideal apartment. Using a free resource like Craigslist may seem ideal. However, it comes with lots of risks. In an article on how Craigslist sucks for Boston apartment hunting, the author states that Craigslist offers no security or legitimacy whereas a leasing agent who is educated in all the areas of Boston can help students find their ideal apartments based on their specific needs. If you are new to Boston and don’t know the area well, having a leasing agent to walk you through your apartment-hunting endeavors will help make the process a much easier one.

Take advantage of Boston
Boston is one of the greatest cities in America. It is rich in history, has an amazing nightlife, great bars & restaurants, and the greatest team in the American League. Be sure you take advantage of the benefits this city has to offer by finding an apartment that exists smack in the middle of the excitement.

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