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Beyond Boston Housing

Searching for an apartment beyond Boston? Check out some resources that can help you find the right housing for your Northeastern experience.

We offer advising support and a number of resources for students moving to a domestic or international location for co-op or other Northeastern experience. See below for resources that can help you find the right housing for your Northeastern experience.

Northeastern Leased Housing

If you will be in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Chicago, Washington D.C. or Mountain View, CA for co-op, Northeastern leased housing could be a great fit. Click here for more information.

How to Find a Domestic US Apartment Outside of Boston

  1. Read our Domestic Relocation Guide to determine your rental criteria and learn about a number of considerations for relocating domestically. 

  2. Review our Housing Resources by City and how to use Third Party Resources for ideas and type of housing available in your new location.

  3. Click on the links below for housing options in these cities!

  4. Use the Apartment Hunting Checklist to guide you in what to look for and questions to ask when selecting an apartment.

  5. Find out the next steps to secure your housing. Understand your lease and/or any other agreements you are asked to sign. If you choose to sign a lease or sublet agreement, send it to offcampus@northeastern.edu for us to review. We’re happy to help you understand what you’re signing, review for any illegal clauses, and provide suggestions on what you can negotiate. 

  6. Contact Off Campus Housing and Support Services with any questions!

     

     

     

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How to Find an International Apartment

  1. Read our International Relocation Guide to determine your rental criteria and learn about a number of considerations for relocating internationally. 

  2. Review our Housing Resources by Country and how to use Third Party Resources for ideas and housing options.

  3. Use the Apartment Hunting Checklist to guide you in what to look for and questions to ask when selecting an apartment.

  4. Find out the next steps to secure your housing. Understand your lease and/or any other agreements you are asked to sign. 

  5. Contact Off Campus Housing and Support Services with any questions or for any advice!

Tips for Using this Database

  • Use the various filters to narrow your search based on your budget and needs.  

  • Once you find an accommodation of interest, you can contact the owner or realtor directly on Apartments.com or by calling the number provided.  

                      

  • Many of the filters are self-explanatory, but below, we have provided helpful definitions that may assist you in your search:

Lifestyle

  • Student:  The property has been identified as one that caters to and/or markets itself to student renters.

  • Short term:  The property has been identified as one that offers lease lengths of 6 months or less.

  • Corporate housing:  The property has been identified as one that caters to and/or markets itself to corporate travelers. Units are often furnished and short-term leases are available.

Type

  • Apartment:  An apartment is a rental unit in a multi-family residential building, complex or community that is typically owned and/or managed by a property management company. 

  • House:  A house is a free-standing, single-family residence where the entire unit is available for rent.

  • Condo:  A condominium (or “condo”) is a unit located in a residential building or community, but the unit itself is privately owned by an individual who has full say as to who is approved to rent their unit.

  • Townhome:  A townhome is typically not a free-standing structure like a house, but the entire unit is available for rent. Townhomes are connected to one another in a row, and are usually 2 or 3 stories tall.

Affordability

  • Low income:  Also known as affordable housing. The property provides subsidized housing for qualified renters. Qualifications are based on maximum income levels.

  • Cheap:  This is a proprietary Apartments.com calculation computed based on the property’s offering price relative to other’s in the same sub-market.

  • Luxury:  This is a proprietary Apartments.com calculation computed based on the property’s offering price relative to other’s in the same sub-market.