June 18, 2010, Newsletter Issue #223: Finding a New York Roommate

Tip of the Week

Finding a New York roommate is fairly easy. Selecting a roommate is the difficult part of the process. Newspapers, online resources and message boards are just a few of the options for finding a roommate in New York City.

The newspapers in New York are valuable resources for those seeking roommates in New York City. You can either purchase a newspaper for an area in which you are seeking a roommate and scan the classifieds or you can utilize the online versions to create searches with meet criteria such as maximum rent, location, number of bedrooms and characteristics of roommate.

There are also many online resources which can be useful for finding New York roommates. The Craigslist website is just one of these online sources. Craigslist is essentially an online classifieds section which had websites dedicated to a number of different cities. Selecting the rooms/shared option under the housing category will lead users to others seeking roommates or living situations.

Message boards can also help New Yorkers find roommates. Message boards for local colleges may be useful for this purpose. If you wish to leave near a specific college visiting a message board for that college may put you in contact with a potential roommate.

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