If you have secured on-campus housing in the Polemanakos
Dormitory, Halki Village or Dendrinos Village, you may consider yourself
fortunate, as searching for housing in Boston can be a difficult feat.
Keeping in mind that you must secure the written permission of the
Director of Housing to reside off campus, the following information may be
helpful to you in your search.
Because of proximity and reasonable rents, West Roxbury and
Roslindale have been found desirable by our students. Both are
residential neighborhoods near shopping and public transportation. If you
have school-age children, renting in either of these areas will mandate that
they attend Boston Public Schools. Otherwise, there are many private
schools in the area that you may wish to consider.
- Brookline - One of the best suburbs
in the state. Rental costs are extremely high.
- Roslindale - Relatively high Greek
population. Working class neighborhood; well-kept apartments; direct
access to public transportation; 10-15 minutes from campus.
- Jamaica Plain - Part of Boston.
Similar to Roslindale, but with a much lower Greek population; 5 minutes from
campus; has some rough neighborhoods, therefore ask around before signing a
lease; area surrounding the Jamaica Pond are generally more desirable.
- West Roxbury - Part of Boston.
Probably one of the nicest residential areas of Boston with a close proximity
to the School. Most apartments are well-kept. Public transportation
- Dedham - A suburb past West
Roxbury, Dedham is 15-20 minutes from campus. Neighborhoods and schools
are good. Rent is less expensive than Brookline, and equal or less than
The Boston Globe newspaper (especially the Sunday edition) serves
as a valuable source for apartment listings. Another good source is http://www.apartments.com or http://www.boston.com.