finding a place to live
Boston College Law School is only eight miles from downtown Boston and offers fast access to the city by car or public transit. The Boston legal community is wide and varied, a center for federal and state courts, law firms, government agencies and other fine legal institutions. The home of many colleges and universities, Boston is both the first city of New England and a premier "college town," with students having a noticeable influence on its atmosphere and activities. The city’s large student population also adds to Boston’s diversity. As a result, programs and events appealing to a wide range of interests and cultures are available on area campuses and through community organizations.
Apartmentlist.com offers a great resource and guide to some local neighborhoods, as well as listings for rent (see right sidebar). Boston.com is another good resource for finding listings.
Rental housing is plentiful in Newton as well as in surrounding cities and towns. There are many different types of housing available, ranging from one-room rentals in large Victorian homes, to triple-decker brownstones and apartment high-rises. Allston-Brighton and Jamaica Plain are among the nearby Boston neighborhoods that attract students from many colleges and universities because of their diverse communities and relative affordability. Boston College Law School students also have found Newton, Brookline, Waltham, Watertown, and Boston’s West Roxbury neighborhood attractive places to live.
Once a student is admitted to the law school, Boston College’s Off-Campus Housing Office is available to assist in the housing search. This office provides rental listings and roommate pairings and sponsors an off-campus housing fair each June.