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Living in Boston

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downtown Boston

Boston College is only six miles from downtown Boston—one of America's most vital cities; a center of trade and finance, education and research, art and culture. Boston is known for its deeply intellectual community but it's also a city known for a vibrant and exciting nightlife, with some of the world's best restaurants and bars, and centers for music and arts. For information about current news and events in the city, you can start by visiting

Off-campus housing

Boston's diverse neighborhoods offer a wide array of housing options.  The Office of Off-Campus Housing at Boston College maintains lists of available area rentals, people looking for roommates, and alternatives to getting an apartment (i.e., childcare or elder care in exchange for room and board).  The Office of Off-Campus Housing also hosts a housing fair for graduate and law students each summer.  It is typically held mid-June and there are opportunities to stay on campus that weekend.

Housing resources at a glance

Office of Residential Life

Off-Campus Housing

Lynch School Graduate Education Association

Online Resources

City of Boston
This portion of the city of Boston's website is dedicated to students' needs. It contains information about getting around the city, things to do, and housing.

Boston CitySearch
Guide to cultural events, accommodations, restaurants and more.

Boston Magazine
Boston's guide to restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and arts & entertainment.

Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
You will find hundreds of places of interest, event listings and descriptions, family friendly things to do, and other information to plan a visit to Boston.