We know it can take a while to get to know a new city, Housing
and we also know that as a student it seems impossible
to properly explore the city with limited funds. Craig’s List
However, we’re more than happy to share what we This website has everything from apartments for
know about the area as well as some other money
saving tips we’ve picked up or heard of along the way!
rent, people looking for roommates, house sitting
opportunities, and sublets without expensive fees!
After you’ve found your new place to live check
back on this website to find all the furniture and
household items you’ll need.
If you’re willing to look around you can find some great Planning on staying in Boston for the summer?
deals at the outlets! Consider being a proctor for the Harvard Summer
School. You’ll receive housing in a dormitory in
The Kittery Outlets are a little over an hour exchange for working as a mentor to students
north of Cambridge and have plenty of stores attending the Summer School.
to satisfy both your casual and dressy clothing
needs. www.thekitteryoutlets.com/ Not interested in living in a dorm, or staying in
Boston? Check out the housing postings at different
Wrentham Village has 170 stores to choose universities in the area where you’re planning on
from. This outlet center is just about an hour spending the summer.
south of Cambridge.
If you just need a quick fix of shopping, the
Furniture / Household Goods Hints for living frugally
Gap Outlet at the Arsenal Mall is just a few
miles away. 485 Arsenal Street, Watertown
1 IKEA Way, Stoughton in Cambridge, the
Local Retailers with Reasonable Prices
You’ll find that the innovative and inexpensive
furniture at this store are worth the 45 minute ride! greater Boston area,
Frugal Fannie’s: 24 Wilson Way, Westwood Salvation Army
483 Broadway, Somerville
Garment District: 200 Broadway, Cambridge
K & G: Twin City Plaza, Somerville This is a great place to find gently used furniture
Keezer’s: 140 River Street, Cambridge and household goods.
Kohl’s: 3850 Mystic Valley Pkwy, Medford
Marshall’s: Boylston Street, Copley Square China Fair
Men’s Wearhouse: Cambridgeside Galleria Massachusetts Avenue, Porter Square Developed by:
TJ Maxx: 198 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge This eclectic store is a good place to buy kitchen
supplies and dishes, as well as some other household Student Financial Services
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400 Somerville Ave, Somerville 55 Davis Square, Somerville
This is the cheapest grocery store in the area. It A convenient place to see a movie for less . . . that Transportation / Commuting
lacks the frills and does not have a gourmet section, way you can indulge in some popcorn!
but it has all of the staples and a large produce Zip Car
selection. Be prepared for crowds on weekends! Capitol Theater As a Harvard student you can join for just $25 a year with no
204 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington application fee. There are cars conveniently located around
Trader Joe’s Another place to catch both blockbusters and unique Harvard Square. The hourly rate includes gas as well as
748 Memorial Drive, Cambridge movies. insurance!
At TJ’s you’ll find a great selection of organic and
unique/gourmet items at very reasonable prices. Public Library Harvard Shuttles
They have a very small produce section which is Did you know there is a movie section at the library Let Harvard’s shuttles chauffer you:
nearly half the size of their wine section! This is the http://www.uos.harvard.edu/transportation/shu.shtml
and rentals are FREE!?
place to go for cheap, but good, wine. www.ci.cambridge.ma.us/CPL/
Located in Eliot Hall (part of Cabot House), this student run
Dining Out Longy School of Music bicycle shop is the cheapest (and friendliest) place around to
Enjoy live music? Check out Longy School of music buy bikes, bike accessories, and get tune-ups. They also offer
Grendel’s Den for frequent free concerts. www.longy.edu inexpensive maintenance classes. Check them out at:
89 Winthrop Street, Cambridge www.quadbikes.org
Located in the center of Harvard Square, Grendel’s Plough and Stars
offers half-price appetizers during happy hour. 912 Mass. Ave, Cambridge Carpooling
Great local music. Rarely a cover! Sometimes you may just need a car. When that happens,
Pizzeria Uno consider a carpool! You can split the cost of a Zip Car or if you
22 JFK St., Harvard Square Harvard Museums have a friend with a car, just chip in for gas.
Steps from the Harvard Square T, Uno’s offers $2 All of the Harvard museums are free with a Harvard www.zipcar.com/zimride/
beers all the time and a snack menu from 4-7pm and ID.
10pm - close Sunday through Friday. Banking
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave, Boston Harvard University Employee’s Credit Union
Atwood’s Tavern The MFA offers free admission with a Harvard ID, Conveniently located in Harvard Square, HUECU offers lifetime
877 Cambridge St., Cambridge membership and free checking to Harvard University students.
and is free to everyone after 4pm on Wednesdays.
Between Inman and Lechmere, Atwood’s offers live
music (roots, folk, blues), no cover except Friday’s, Bank of America
Institute of Contemporary Art
an extensive beer selection and Wednesday night pub With branches all over the city, BoA caters to the Harvard
100 Northern Ave, Boston
population by waiving their checking fees for students.
trivia, with prizes! The ICA offers $10 discounted admission with a
student ID, and is free between 5pm and 9pm on
Restaurant Week Thursdays. This online bank is a good place to hold your big financial aid
Fine dining on a budget! Twice a year (once in the checks with a current APY of 3.9%.
spring, once in the summer) the area’s best Boston Children’s Museum
restaurants offer their menus at significantly reduced 300 Congress St, Boston EmigrantDirect.com
prices. www.restaurantweekboston.com This fun museum for young (and old) members of Another online bank, Emigrant offers an APY of 1.3%.
the HLS community offers $1 admission on Fridays
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