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.
Search through thousands of potential roommates, whether you have a room for rent, are looking for a vacant room, or want to pair up with someone to search for a new apartment. Our proprietary algorithm will match your personality, lifestyle and preferences with other roommate prospects and display your personalized best matches on top. You can further refine your roommate search using our filters to match your specific requirements.
Express interest by clicking “Like” on profiles of those who seem as they would be good roommates and if it’s mutual, they will become a “Match”. When a potential roommate “likes” you, you will receive a notification and they will be added to your “Likes” page where you can decide if it is mutual and “Like” back.
You can communicate directly and safely with your potential roommate “Matches” within our application. All your roommate search leads are in one central place, and you don’t need to share your personal contact information until you are ready.