Harvard University Off Campus Apartments
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Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus HU apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Harvard University housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the HU campus. If so, you can search for off campus Harvard University apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.
Although Harvard University student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.
HU apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Cambridge, Massachusetts. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the HU Crimson games and make it to class on time.
We can help you find off campus HU apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search Harvard University apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.
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Apartments in Cambridge - View 364 properties
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138
1 Bedroom$2,252 - $2,605
2 Bedrooms$2,384 - $2,884
3 Bedrooms$2,982 - $4,312
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Is Cambridge a town where I'll need a car to get to work?
Don't even think of a car in Cambridge! One, you won't need it because you're close to the Green Line, the Red Line and bus lines with a number of stops. Biking is popular and so is walking. Also know that parking permits are required for cars even for on the street parking. If you have a car, you'll end up using it mostly on weekends.
What are the most fun neighborhoods in Cambridge?
In Cambridge, it would have to be Harvard Square in the number one fun position. It's got everything including great energy. The sidewalk cafes are just too good. Riverside is great if you're into rowing. Right on the river and by the boathouse. It's more family like but a very cool neighborhood.
Where in Cambridge should I live if I'd like to walk or bike to work and to restaurants and bars from my apartment?
Cambridge is well known for being a very pedestrian-friendly and bike-friendly town. With Harvard located in town, plus easy access to the T, many neighborhoods are ideal for residents who choose to walk or bike to work and otherwise around town. Some of Cambridge's highly walkable neighborhoods include Harvard Square, Central Square, Kendall Square, Porter Square, Teal Square, and Inman Square. Cambridgport is another walker's haven, located between Central Square and the river, with easy access to local grocery stores, parks, bookstores, cafes, bakeries, and more.
Why should I move to Cambridge?
Cambridge is a city located to the northwest of Boston, Massachusetts. As the home of Harvard University, Cambridge has a very collegiate feel, with many bookstores, bars, and students. Harvard Square, the heart of Cambridge, is a very social area with many shops, restaurants, and coffee houses. Cambridge is a great place for those that enjoy the realm of academia, or for those that want to live near Boston but prefer a more relaxed environment. The Charles River, which runs through Cambridge, also offers boating and kayaking, as well as great running and biking paths along its banks.
Are there local sporting events in Cambridge?
Yes. Because Cambridge is home to various institutions of higher learning, most local sporting events based in Cambridge occur at the collegiate level. Harvard University's athletic program consists of 41 Division I intercollegiate varsity sports teams for women and men, which is more more than any other NCAA Division I college in the country. MIT's Engineers field 33 varsity-level sports, the teams of which belong to various conferences; notably, the MIT crew team competes in the NCAA Division I. For professional sports, nearby Boston has a few teams. The Boston Red Sox of the MLB play at Fenway Park, the Boston Bruins of the NHL and the Boston Celtics of the NBA both play at TD Banknorth Garden, and the New England Patriots play at Gillette Stadium.