What's a good website to find roommate(s) other than Craigslist?
May 19, 2012 8:07 PM   Subscribe

What's a good website to find roommate(s) other than Craigslist?

Looking for alternative ways to find a roommate. Late twenty something female in professional school looking for other students to live with. Have already checked out the student website ad listings from the school and Craigslist. Want to broaden my search and looking for any free websites/popular online listings to find a roommate. Thanks!
posted by proficiency101 to Home & Garden (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Probably varies by city, might help to provide the location where you're looking.
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:08 PM on May 19, 2012

posted by proficiency101 at 8:13 PM on May 19, 2012

Have you tried setting up a roommate search as a facebook event, then have friends 'attend' and share the event. The advantage is you are using your networks and (in theory) targeting people who are in a similar stage of life. Someone always knows someone who knows someone who is looking for a room.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 9:52 PM on May 19, 2012

posted by theraflu at 10:02 PM on May 19, 2012

There are a fair number of schools in Baltimore; possibly check out the housing websites of other schools too.
posted by LobsterMitten at 12:45 AM on May 20, 2012

Posting on Facebook has gotten a few of my friends good roommates. Also, Reddit is a good option, like theraflu said.
posted by Circumstands at 5:33 AM on May 20, 2012

I've seen people place ads for roommates in the Baltimore City Paper. I've seen ads both from people wanting roommates and from people looking for rooms.
posted by gudrun at 8:47 AM on May 20, 2012

possibly try militarybyowner.com and rent2military.com?

I realize you're probably not military, but 'we' make great landlords, tenants, and roommates in general.
posted by matty at 8:57 AM on May 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

Nthing the Facebook thing.

Adding to what others said: do Facebook and send a mass email to your friends and acquaintances on the east coast, whether or not they live in Baltimore. East coasters tend to bounce around. Boston, Baltimore, DC, NYC, Etc., and everybody seems to know somebody. Make the email easy to forward, and also include a link to the Facebook event. Talk about yourself briefly to paint a picture of how you are as a roommate, list your price range, and preferred neighborhoods. Casting a wide net is your best bet.

Does your program at school have a listserv? That might also be a great place to post about it, and would have a different audience than the general school website.
posted by manicure12 at 1:21 PM on May 20, 2012

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