Snuvy, don't get too stressed out about finding a place to live. There are tons of places relatively close to the law school. Craigslist is your best bet for scoping out apartments from across the country. You should go to the housing fair though. I just got an apartment in Newton (I personally prefer the whole suburbia thing). My number one recommendation is to look at as many places as possible, since the location and quality of similarly priced apartments can vary greatly. Allston/Brighton is very urban and is the most easily accessible neighborhood for BC Law. I have one friend who lives in a 1 bedroom apartment and pays $1000/month, and I have other friends who split $1400/month for a two bedroom. These prices are a pretty good benchmark for what to expect. They don't live in the lap of luxury, but their places are very presentable. Harvard/Porter/Davis Squares along the Red Line in Cambridge, Cleveland Circle to Coolidge Corner on the C line in Brookline, and Allston Brighton are all the best hip, urban areas for students. You'll definitely be able to find a nice place.