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To submit an ad, email Charlene at cimes@smith.edu with a
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Listings & Resources by Location

Western Massachusetts


  • Female housemate wanted to share Florence home with homeowner and cat. Shared bath, washer/dryer, garage parking, wireless internet, basic cable. Close to route 9 and bike path, walk to Florence Ctr. Garden space, No smoking/drugs. Semi-vegetarian/fish household. Easy-going, friendly folks give me a call. $525 + low utilities. Maria Cahillane 413.320.2251 or mtcahillane@aol.com (posted 7/30/14)

  • Furnished charming light filled 3rd floor in lovely home 5-min walk to Smith College and 1 mile to downtown Northampton with private entrance. Private kitchen, bath, bedroom and study/living room. Includes utilities, WiFi, use of laundry, off street parking for one car. Storage for bike in garage. Perfect for quite, single, non-smoker grad student or professional. No pets. $700/mo. Painting now, can be available Aug 15 or Sep 1, or sooner. References, first and last month required. Please contact Jane herzdesign@aol.com. (posted 7/29/14)

  • Really nice 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1700+-sq. ft. apartment in fine two-family home on four beautiful country acres in Westhampton. Garage parking. On a quiet dirt road with hiking, cross-country skiing, horse trails right outside, yet just 10 minutes from Big Y Supermarket and other shopping, 15 minutes to Smith College and Northampton, 25 minutes to the Holyoke Mall. $1725 per month includes heat, hot water, internet, and basic cable. There is more space available for an additional rental payment. 1 dog okay (no cats or other pets). Grad students, faculty or staff preferred.  No more than 4 persons total occupancy. Excellent employer and landlord references and very good credit required. Contact geisler@comm.umass.edu. (posted 7/24/14)

  • Furnished Room available September 1, with flexible move-in date, through May or longer. The room is located in a small 2 bedroom house near Child's Park, a short walk to Smith and downtown Northampton. Shared bath, kitchen and living space with one early 30's professional woman and her two lovable cats. Laundry is on-site, parking on street and off-street is available in snow emergencies. $450/month plus gas, electric, cable/internet. Water and trash removal are included. Please Email aethenarose@gmail.com (posted 7/17/14)

  • Furnished room available August 18th. Room is located across from Childs Park, a short walk from Smith campus. The newly remodeled room has a full bath and a separate entrance, both with radiant floor heat. Utilities are provided including electric, gas, water, sewer, wifi, laundry and kitchen access. Kitchen, laundry, and yard are shared with a family consisting of a husband, wife, 17 year old daughter and two cats. On street parking is available and off street parking provided during snow removal.  References and security deposit required. $650 per month, call 413-204-9880, graduate student preferred. (posted 7/17/14)

  • Lovely one-bedroom Condo close to downtown Northampton. This 2nd-floor, well-insulated, carpeted end unit is light and bright with plenty of closet space. Updated kitchen & bath and located on leafy Round Hill Road. Minutes to Smith College, the bike path, Stop-n-Shop, and the center of town. 614 SF, electric baseboard heat, wall-unit AC, locked basement storage and laundry facilities on-site. One-car off-street parking. $950/month (2 occupants max) includes hot water, lawn care, trash removal. Tenant pays electricity & cable. No pets, No smokers. First & last months’ rent and security deposit required to move in. No agent fee. Available Sept 1st. Call Jessica 413-478-3137 jrlapinski@comcast.net (posted 7/8/14)

  • Room for rent, starting approximately September 1. My house is located in a quiet neighborhood one mile from downtown Northampton on the Smith College side. The third floor is a cozy and private furnished bedroom, available for rent. The house is sweet and has gardens and space around it. Out the back are some woods and the Mill River. Rent is $650/month. Kitchen and laundry access are available, as is my garage/shed for a bicycle. Utilities and wifi, are included. No smokers or pets. If interested, please email Julie at jehooks7@gmail.com. (posted 7/8/14)

  • Furnished room for rent in my friendly apartment: Available 9/1/14. Quiet location, 1/4 mile from Smith College and downtown Northampton. $685 per/month includes all utilities, wifi, household cleaning and supplies. The space is lovely, simple, quiet and cozy. The space is free from television, shoes, pets, smoke, alcohol, chemicals and artificial fragrances. The furnished bedroom includes a double-bed, desk, and dresser. Full access to kitchen, living room, shared bathroom, pay-per use on-site laundry, off-street garage parking. *Month to month rental agreement. First and last month rent required*. Multicultural and LGBTQI applicants are welcome. Please contact: MayaLibermann123@gmail.com 413-552-9008 (posted 7/8/14)

  • Fully renovated 2 bed, 1 bath (760sq ft) condo in Holyoke, approx. 1 mile from I-91, Mass Pike (I-90) & Holyoke Mall & 10 minutes from Northampton. Includes fridge, dishwasher, stove, microwave & Air- conditioning. 2 off street assigned parking spots. Secure "buzz in" access. Laundry on site in basement (coin-op). Includes condo fee, sewer, water, trash, landscaping & snow removal. Has Electric heat and hot water, tenant pays electric bill. $900.00, references if possible, 1st & last months rent required. Email suby04@gmail.com for details. Available Sept 1st, 2014, possibly a little earlier. (posted 7/2/14)

  • Lovely garden style studio apartment with river views, available for rent for September 1st 2014. Located near Williamsburg center on a nice residential street. This owner occupied 2 family is looking for a quiet professional woman to enjoy this newly renovated space. Private entrance, large and open floor plan, brand new kitchen, large bathroom with tub and shower. $900.00 a month, utilities included, as well as some furnishings. No pets, No smoking. 1st month’s rent, last month’s rent, and security deposit and Realtor's fee of 1/2 a month's rent applies. Call Jessica Lapinski, of Delap Real Estate, for details 413-478-3137 (posted 7/1/14)

  • BEAUTIFUL FULLY-FURNISHED HOUSE FOR RENT IN NORTHAMPTON - GREAT LOCATION! Available Sept 1 through May (flexible). Located 1 mile from downtown Noho and 5 min walk to Smith Campus. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room and eat-in kitchen, second living room/office space. Washer, dryer. Off-street parking. Large deck and backyard. Rent: $2000/month. Contact Jeff Bankman 413-230-6665, jeffbankman@gmail.com. (posted 6/30/14)

  • FANTASTIC NORTHAMPTON TOWNHOUSE ONE BLOCK FROM DOWNTOWN AND SMITH COLLEGE. $1250/Month plus utilities. 2 Bedrooms upstairs/ 1 Full Bath/Study/Living Room/Full Kitchen. One-half of a duplex in a quiet downtown neighborhood/cul-de-sac. Center of downtown Northampton - one block from town and Smith College. Up to two persons may live in the apartment maximum. One off-street parking space (rare in downtown). No pets or smokers please. Year lease available mid-summer 2014-on. Email: nohoerdr@hotmail.com if interested. (posted 6/30/14)

  • HOUSE FOR RENT 1 bedroom house, 1 car garage, Williamsburg center. Central AC, gas fireplace, all appliances furnished (including washer/dryer). No smoking, no pets. $1,150.00/mo, includes heat and hot water. First & last month’s rent and $1,000 security deposit required. Call Mike George @ 413-626-9449 or 413-268-8360 or email mgeorge@georgepropane.com for additional information. (posted 6/26/14)

  • Beautiful, spacious six-room, two-bedroom apartment, great neighborhood, short walk to town and Smith. Lovely layout, over 1200 sf, lots of charm. Two bedrooms, living room, dining room with French doors, nice kitchen, lovely four-season sunroom, renovated full bath, newly refinished wood floors, freshly painted throughout, ceiling fans, laundry, storage. Shared yard, off-street parking. $1600/month, tenants pay utilities; landlords pay lawn, trash, snow. Smaller unit also available (2BR, no dining room).Year lease required. First, last, security (no agent fee). Good credit and references required. Available June 1st, possibly sooner. Email dogwood1447@gmail.com (posted 5/21/14)

  • FULLY FURNISHED HOUSE FOR RENT - EASTHAMPTON - 8/2014-6/2015 (flexible) Quiet residential neighborhood. Large backyard. Swimming pool. Hot tub. Hardwood floors. Energy efficient house. Central heat, programmable thermostat. 2 bedrooms. Office: two desks, filing cabinets. Bathroom. Eat-in kitchen. Living room with gas fireplace. Sliding glass doors onto deck. Large dining room. Washer, dryer. Attached garage. 15 minutes to Northampton. Two-minute walk to PVTA bus to Noho. Rent: $1,550 per month includes: WiFi, phone, TiVo, snow removal, lawn mowing. Lease with first month’s, last month’s, security deposit. Contact: Eliza 617-308-7026 (9am-9pm) or athreadofhope@yahoo.com (posted 5/16/14)

  • We are seeking a quiet, clean, responsible tenant for our first floor Northampton apartment, beginning July 1st. It is very pleasant: 5 rooms (two bedrooms) 1200 square feet, near the Smith Campus and about a 15 minute walk to downtown Northampton. Wood floors, nice light. Washer dryer off the kitchen. Off-street parking. Rent is $1500 plus utilities. Month-to-month lease. Anyone wishing to know more or see the place may contact us directly. Carol Edelstein & Robin Barber, 16 Vernon Street, Northampton MA, 413-695-5343 (posted 5/16/14)


  • My husband and I are moving to the Five College area this August from Charleston, SC. We are mid-30s, extremely clean, quiet, non-smoking, responsible and respectful. Looking for a house or 1-2 apartment in Northampton, South Hadley or Holyoke Highlands, preferably on the bus line. My husband will be going to a graduate program at Mount Holyoke. We have a 10-yr old, 5-lb, non-shedding, housebroken toy poodle. He's a mellow companion who's traveled with us all over the country. We have excellent credit/references. $800-$1200. Move-in mid to late August. Please contact Mani (917) 279-2127 manityler@gmail.com (posted 7/8/14)

  • My husband and I are relocating to Northampton this summer and are looking for a 3 bedroom (or 2 bedroom + office) stand-alone house to rent in or near downtown. I am a new faculty member at UMass, and he will be teaching at Smith. We are in our mid-30s, very quiet and respectful, non-smokers, and have excellent credit/references. We also have a medium sized, short-haired, well-behaved dog. Move-in date would ideally be July 15th but we are flexible. Willing to pay $2,000-$2,300. Contact: Marianna mritchey@lclark.edu (posted 6/4/14)

  • Large studio or one bedroom apartment in Northampton wanted for 8/1/14 near Smith College for Smith Alum Ada Comstock Scholar. One small mixed dachshund dog with wonderful manners. I work in Northampton at local engineering company. Please contact me for further info at dvillamia@gmail.com. (posted 2/25/14)



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  • I am a 26 year old female Smith social work student who is seeking housing during my field placement from September '14-April '15 in the Boston area. I am pet and smoke free and am a generally clean and respectful roommate (with references!). I am looking for a place that is convenient to public transportation and also has a parking spot or easy on street parking. Please contact me at sarah.bakst@gmail.com if you are interested in discussing the potential roommate situation further. Thanks! (posted 3/27/14)



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New York City


  • My name is Mariya, and I am a '10 Smith graduate. Currently, I am a grad student in NYC looking to sublet my room from July 1st to August 28th, 2014. My apartment is in a safe, family-friendly neighborhood in Brooklyn within walking distance of Prospect Park. Very easy access to the city through the Q, F and G trains. The rent is $625 per month and includes ALL utilities. The room is medium-sized, furnished, with a sunny window, AC, and a closet. In the apartment, I live with two roommate who have their own rooms and share a small kitchen and a bathroom with me. My contact info: mariya_vi@yahoo.com, 718-496-4142. Let me know if you are interested! (posted 5/22/14)

  • I am looking for someone to sublet my Upper East Side Apartment for any length of time from August through December. Rent is $1800 a month but the space is generous enough for a roommate. Email at jleahy@smith.edu (posted 5/6/14)


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  • Educational Housing Services (EHS) - NYC'S #1 most referred student/intern housing. EHS has provided hundreds of thousands of students and interns with a place to call home. With EHS, you get safe, all-inclusive, quality housing by the academic year, semester, or summer. It is our mission to create strong student communities in partnership with schools and universities that encompass a scholastic environment and promote the values of diversity, independence, growth and life long friendships.
  • New York City Rent Guidelines Board - Features

    rent guidelines, Tenants' Rights Guide, and an Apartment Guide, which details everything you need to know about finding an apartment to rent, and what to do once you locate one.

  • International House is a vibrant residence and program center of more than 700 graduate students and trainees representing more than 100 countries. It is perhaps the most culturally diverse student community in all of New York City.

  • Jazz Hostels offers budget accommodation in dormitories and private rooms at four locations in Manhattan, New York City. Individuals and groups are welcome.
  • Metro International Housing Booklet - Advice on types of housing, housing search, housing laws, navigating NYC, housing listings and more.
  • NYC Intern.org - Furnished apartments and residence style rooms to interns and students living in the city for a semester, an entire school year, or a summer.
  • New York University Summer Housing - Safe, convenient and affordable housing in New York City for both students and interns.
  • The Webster - Affordable housing for women from all over the world who work, study or intern in New York City.

Washington, D.C.


  • 1 bedroom/1 bath condo with OPTIONAL PARKING SPACE on T street (between 17th/18th)/ Prime location--restaurants (steps from Lauriol Plaza), bars, coffee, shopping, grocery stores, park all nearby. U Street metro (green/yellow) and Dupont metro (red) are easy walks as are 90 bus lines on U St and S lines on 16th--neighborhood was rated "most walkable neighborhood" in DC, with a Walk Score of 98 of 100. Features: central AC, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fireplace, hardwood floors, big closet, ZipCar car immediately behind building. Sorry, no dogs (per building policy) but cats OK! @600 sq ft. $2450+utilities. Parking spot=+$200. AVAILABLE MAY 15. Contact aimeeswartz@gmail.com (posted 4/17/14)


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Other U.S. Cities


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  • I'm looking to live in Chicago for the summer while completing an internship. I don't mind sharing space with roommates. I am also pet and child friendly. Access to public transportation is a must! I'm willing to pay anywhere from $300-$500 per month. I would need the sublease from June through August. Contact iharvey@smith.edu (posted 4/15/14)



  • London program with housing for this summer. These beds are reserved for students on study abroad programs or interning in London as well as people taking a gap year. Rooms are all singles in a shared suite. Four of these single rooms form a suite to share two bathrooms with showers, living room with sofa, breakfast bar with chairs, and kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, full size refrigerator with freezer, and basic supplies (plates, silverware, pots, etc.). Housing is located the historic area of Clerkenwell. Fully furnished with free internet, secure access, and onsite laundry. If interested, please contact jessica@globalexperiences.com. (posted 5/14/14)


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General Resources

Housing & Budgeting (PDF) - The Lazarus Center's Guide to the Relocation Process. Covers the basics of renting and budgeting.

CNN Money Cost of Living Calculator - How far will your salary go in another city?

Educational Housing Services (EHS) - NYC'S #1 most referred student/intern housing. EHS has provided hundreds of thousands of students and interns with a place to call home. With EHS, you get safe, all-inclusive, quality housing by the academic year, semester, or summer. It is our mission to create strong student communities in partnership with schools and universities that encompass a scholastic environment and promote the values of diversity, independence, growth and life long friendships.

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