tusm.jumpoffcampus.com/ — JumpOffCampus's intuitive, map-based apartment finder allows you to find apartments and sublets near campus, academic buildings, popular hotspots, and public transit. You can save your favorite listings, email landlords directly through the site, and easily share with friends, roommates, and family. The site also have a roommate finder and a classifieds section, all limited to the "tufts.edu" community.
www.apartmentlist.com/ma/boston — This website pulls from over 100 different listing sources, so it's more of a one stop shop for apartments. You don't have to bounce from site to site looking for an apartment. Each city is broken down into neighborhoods, highlighting pricing, noise level, nearby attractions, restaurants, shopping, etc.
www.bostonapartments.com — This site has a lot of information! You can do apartment searches as well as find general information about moving or information about Boston and its surrounding cities. There is even a way to search for pet-friendly apartments! It has great links to specific realtor sites (Listings — Agency Web Pages), as well as hotel & motel lists to help you plan your visit. Please note that many of the listings may not be available because the site is not updated often enough to suit the speed of the Boston apartment market.
www.boston.com/realestate — The Boston Globe newspaper website for apartment listings. Anything that is listed in this Boston area newspaper will be here. In addition to housing information, you can find some basic information about Boston here. Chances are your search will turn up many repeat listings, so be patient.
www.craigslist.com — Many current students have recommended this site. A great feature is that you can search by “no fee” or fee realtors. There are a lot of listings so try to narrow down your search by selecting a price range and an area you want to live. You can also search for roommates from this site. Worth a look!
www.homefind.com — The Boston Herald’s on-line real estate listings. (This is the other major Boston newspaper — www.bostonherald.com). This site has a good search engine and listings. You can search for apartments, condos, rooms for rent, roommates, etc. very easily.
hotpads.com/MA/Boston — Hotpads is a map-based apartment and home rental search engine.
www.rent.com — This is a national search site so you may not find a lot of listings for the Boston area. The nice thing about the site is it allows you to specify exactly what you are looking for in an apartment — number of bedrooms, rent, location, amenities, etc.
www.rent.net — This is also a national web site with similar capabilities to the previous site. The listings it turns up are mostly for apartment complexes that tend to be on the expensive side. It is, however, a good resource to locate listings in the suburbs and nearby cities.
www.townonline.com — This is a useful site for those of you wanting to live outside of the Boston area. Once you get to the home site, click Real Estate under the heading Community Classifieds. Do not try Real Estate under the heading Sections as you will have trouble finding information regarding rentals there.
www.zillow.com/boston-ma/rent — Zillow is an online real estate marketplace for finding and sharing information about homes, real estate, and mortgages.
www.trulia.com/for_rent/Boston,MA/ — Rental Listings in Boston
www.trulia.com/for_rent/Boston,MA/ROOM_FOR_RENT_type/ — Trulia Rooms for Rent in Boston