General Information

A Typical House

Tufts University's Medford/Somerville campus is located within the borders of both Medford and Somerville. While most off-campus residents enrolled in the Medford/Somerville Campus live in either Medford or the sections of Somerville closest to Tufts, some students do find accommodations in the nearby communities. Areas may include, Malden, Cambridge, Arlington, Jamaica Plain, etc. The rents vary in cost in those areas, from those of Somerville and Medford. However, they are accessible if enrolled in the Boston Campus schools. Bus service is available to Tufts from these surrounding communities, and the Davis T-stop in Somerville is approximately a ten minute walk from Tufts.

While apartment buildings do exist in this area, most Medford and Somerville residences are one, two, or three-family homes. Most apartments in the area are in three-family houses and are privately owned. Each floor typically comprises its own separate apartment with a private entrance, generally a living room/dining room area in the front of the apartment, a kitchen in the back, and bathroom(s) and bedroom(s) along the side. Multiple bedroom apartments and rooms (at times furnished) are the most common listings. Studios and one-bedrooms exist, but are in short supply.

View photos of a typical house near Tufts Medford Campus: House 1 | House 2

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