People choose to live or move to Boston for many reasons, whether it’s for abundant career opportunities, elite universities, legendary sports teams, or the beautiful historic New England setting. Yet, Boston is one of the most expensive cities in the U.S., so finding a roommate or a room for rent may be at the top of your list. Once you cross that off the list, you can enjoy the big city without worry about the cost of rent.
If you’re looking for someone to share an apartment, whether to help pay the bills, or you prefer having company, finding the perfect roommate or room for rent doesn’t have to be hard. Especially if you let us help you. So ahead of you move to Boston, start looking for roommates and rooms today.
Boston rental prices are among the highest in the country, with the average rent being $3083 a month. however you do all you would expect from a big city. Sharing an apartment with a roommate can help reduce that cost. An average 2 bedroom apartment goes for $2,600 and a 3 bedroom goes for $3,150. That means that you could find some options where your monthly share of the rent will be around $1,000 to $1,300. Of course where you decide to live in Boston will impact the rent price in the end. The most sought-after neighborhoods include Commonwealth, Fenway Kenmore and Back Bay. Apartments in these areas average around $2,150, $2,950 and $3,600 per month respectively. More affordable areas to live include West Roxbury, Mattapan, and Stony Brook, where rent averages around $1,900 per month for a 2 bedroom apartment. If you are looking to live next to some of Boston’s top universities, such as Harvard, MIT, Brandies you might consider living outside Boston itself and in Cambridge, Somerville or Waltham. Unfortunately the rent is not going to be that much cheaper and will range between $2,400 and $2,800 for an average two bedroom apartment. By living with a roommate, it’s possible to live in the best suitable area for you within the Boston Metro without worry about the higher cost of rent.
What are you looking for in a roommate? Everyone has different preferences, so we strive to make sure you match with a roommate who shares the same lifestyle and preferences as you. First, you’ll need to tell us a little about yourself. We’ll start with the basics such as budget, move date and preferred areas. Then, we’ll ask about your lifestyle and preferences, such as your schedule, habits and sociability. When we know more about you, we can match you with potential roommates who share the same lifestyle and preferences. Once signed up, you can explore potential roommates and rooms for rent who we will present to you based on the best fit. You can further filter the roommate and room options based on your preferences to find the perfect person to live with.
Our roommate finder makes searching easy. After signup, we'll present the top prospects for you. you can use the filters to narrow down your search, then review the profiles of potential roommates. You can contact those you want to learn more about with a message or a "like". You’ll be able to chat with them directly on our platform, and schedule to meet in person if they seem as a good fit. It can be that easy to find a roommate that’s going to be a perfect match for you.
If you’re ready to enjoy everything Boston has to offer, start searching for a roommate on Diggz today. A free account is all you need to start looking for the perfect roommate to live with. At Diggz, we make it easy for you to find the perfect roommate so you can start enjoying your life in Boston.
Can Diggz help me find roommates?
Absolutely! Diggz is here to cover all your needs. Whether you're looking for rooms for rent, roommates to fill your empty room, or someone to partner with for finding a new place, Diggz has you covered. You can even find full apartments for rent and Coliving rooms in certain cities.
Does it cost anything to sign up or use Diggz?
Diggz is a completely free roommate finder platform. You can post your room for rent or listing and find a roommate without any charges. While there are options to upgrade for additional features, the core functionality of connecting with roommates and exploring listings is available for free.
How long does it take for my roommate listing to be live?
Once you complete a quick sign up and create your profile, your listing will be live immediately. All Diggz members will be able to see it, and you can proactively search and engage with prospective roommates right away.
Can I find a roommate to team up with me to find a place?
Absolutely! Many members on Diggz are looking not only for rooms for rent but also for someone to partner with to find a new place. In fact, many matches on the platform occur between two individuals who are seeking to team up for this exact purpose.
How do I know if the people on the site are real?
Rest assured that everyone on Diggz is a real person. We prioritize security and utilize both A.I. and human oversight to prevent and detect any scammy or suspicious-looking roommate profiles. Outdated or inactive accounts are filtered out, ensuring you search through relevant and genuine profiles.
What happens with my information when I no longer need to find a roommate?
You have full control over your data. You can easily delete your profile at any time, along with all your data from our records. Alternatively, you can also deactivate your profile if you want to keep the option open for finding a roommate in the future. While deactivated, your data will still be saved, but your profile won't be visible to others until you decide to reactivate it.