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ApartmentLinks
Apartment buildings list on the map. Free.

Apartment Source
Free apartment searching website

Apartments.com
Free apartment searching website. Free.

Boston Apartments
Searching website for local apartment rentals, parking, space, etc. Free.

City of Boston
List of inspected apartments.


Craigslist
Local classifieds and forums - community moderated, and largely free.

Find Rent to Own
Rend to own housing programs.

Hot Igloos
Free apartments searching website.

Hotpads in Boston
Hotpads is a map-based apartment and rental home search engine, listing homes for rent, apartments, condos and real estate.

HMS Trading Post - ecommons - Harvard University

InsideDigs
Free app, avoid brokers, no fee apartments, and find roommates.

Just Rentals
Search for rental property. Free.

Move.com
Search for apartment rental. Free.

My Apartment Map
Search for apartment rental. Free.

Rent.com
Search for apartment rental. Free.

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Free website created by Harvard Medical Students

Wicket Local Homes
Local search for real estate to buy or rent. Free.

Zillow Rentals - Boston
Zillow Rentals is the largest rental marketplace, offering consumers the proprietary Rent Zestimate®.

Zumper
Free real-time search site for home & apartment rentals. Also available on iOS & Android.

 

Local News and Info

Boston.com
Local news, information, events, sports, jobs, etc. Free.

Boston Phoenix
Local news, events, music, restaurants, reviews, arts, and entertainment. Free.

Roommate Search

Easy Roommates
Boston roommates and rooms for rent. Free.

Metro Roommates
Finding roommates and rooms for rent. Free.

Roomie Match
Find a roommate match in Boston. Not Free.

Roommate Click
Search for roommates or rooms for rent. Free.

Roommate Connection
Roommate matching service. Not Free.

Roommate Locator
Search for roommates or rooms for rent. Free.

Roommates.com
Search for roommates or rooms for rent. Free.

roommate.apartmentlist.com/boston/ free app

Other Helpful Sites

Airbnb
Airbnb is a website for people to rent out lodging, including private rooms, entire apartments, castles, boats, manors, tree houses, tipis, igloos, private islands and other properties. Wikipedia

boston.renthop.com
Boston apartment finder. Find an apartment by location.

hostelworld.com
Search for hostels, hotels, tours and B&Bs around the world. Free.

Moving Permits
Reserve a city-issued temporary parking space for moving vehicle. Not Free.

Trulia
Local rental and information. Maps of crime rate, natural hazards, school, commute, rental price points of interests, etc. Free.

Schooldigger
K-12 school search and comparison tool. Free.

Housing Anywhere
If you are going abroad and need a room, you can try to find accommodation on the student housing platform HousingAnywhere.com for free

Instant Criminal Checks
Criminal background checks.