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TOP 10 STUDENT BUILDINGS IN BOSTON

Whether you are new to Boston or already a Hub resident, rental searching can be a challenge. Finding the RIGHT home with RIGHT amenties in the RIGHT location and for the RIGHT price is not an easy task. It gets even more dificult to find a place if you're an undergraduate student so we wanted to help you and your friends out by providing a list of the top 10 student-friendly apartment buildings.

Over the next 10 days we will release our list of the Top 10 buildings in Boston, Brookline and Cambridge for BU students culminating with our top choice for students. check back daily as some of the best properties are newly available to students!

We used the criterias below to rank our favorite buildings in Boston and Cambridge for students.

Criteria
1 Point
2 Points
3 Points

Close to a university

More than 10 minute walk to a school
5-10 minute walk to a school
Less than 5 minute walk to a school

Close to public transportation

More than .5 miles to T station
.25 to .5 miles to T station
Less than .25 miles to T station

   Walk Score

Less than 90 points
90 to 95 points
More than 95 points

% of students in building (More is better)

Fewer than 25% students
25 – 50% students
More than 50% students

   Energy Efficiency

No ranking
LEED certified
LEED Gold/Platinum

   Building Amenities

Basic amenities such as concierge, gym, garage parking available
Added at least 1 of the following: Community Room, Movie Theater, Common outdoor space, Pool
Includes all amenities below

   Unique Features  of Building

No unique features
Has a unique feature but not truly special
Offers something unique AND special

   Age of building

More than 10 years old
5-10 years old
Fewer than 5 years old

   Quality of apartment

Basic countertops and appliances
Updated or renovated kitchens and baths including granite countertops and ceramic tile. Laundry included in unit
High end finishes and laundry in unit

Size of apartments

1 bed less than 600 sq ft
2 bed less than 800 sq ft
1 bed 600-800 sq ft
2 bed 800 – 1000 sq ft
1 bed more than 800 sq ft
2 bed more than 1000 sq ft

 

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