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Emerson College

Located in Boston’s Theater District at 120 Boylston Street, Emerson is a gem among liberal arts colleges. Its founder, Charles Wesley Emerson, started this school to train future orators. The school now specializes in arts and communication offering twenty-five undergraduate majors and over thirty undergraduate minors. Graduate students can choose from fifteen different degree programs. The ProArts Consortium counts Emerson as one of its founding members. There are six Boston institutions involved in the ProArts Consortium devoted to arts education. To provide performance venues, Emerson owns and operates the Cutler Majestic, Paramount, Colonial theaters, and several other performance venues.

Residential life at Emerson provides students with a plethora of opportunities to channel their creative energy. There are more than one hundred student organizations! These organizations focus on spirituality, sororities, fraternities, print, publishing, student government, media, multicultural interests, intercultural interests, social involvement, performance, and more.

Emerson also offers a full range of athletics. You can play golf, lacrosse, volleyball, soccer, baseball, softball, cross country running, and basketball. If you just want to exercise, the Plofker-Brown Gymnasium is open to all Emerson students. It’s located on the third level of the Campus Center.

Emerson University Housing

Once new students and transfer students have been accepted and paid a deposit, they can begin the campus housing application process. First year students are able to request a specific roommate or roommates. Transfer students can request student housing in a dorm designated for upperclassmen, but placement depends on available space. Returning students have to complete the housing selection process each academic-year.

Emerson has five residence halls that are perfectly suited to comfortable residence life. Each residence hall has a common area, a laundry facility, wireless internet, IPTV, kitchen space with stovetops and microwaves, and a vending machine. Students have the choice to choose meal plan A, B, or C.

2 Boylston Place

This residence hall has eighteen stories and houses up to 375 students. You can get a single room, a double room, or a triple room. There are some triple rooms that include private bathrooms. Students share some living space. There are three lounges, a community kitchen, and laundry facilities.

Piano Row

Piano Row is fourteen stories and can house up to 558 students. It is located at 150 Boylston Street. The rooms are double occupancy within four and six-person suites. The people in these suits share a bathroom, a kitchenette with only a sink, and a common living area. There is a centralized laundry facility.

Paramount Center Residence Hall

The Paramount Center Residence Hall on 555 Washington Street has double rooms in four or six-person arrangements. This building has shared lounges with kitchenettes and a shared laundry facility. The residence hall is also home to the renovated Paramount Theater, classrooms, a black box theater, and practice rooms.

The Colonial Building

This building is located at 100 Boylston Street and the upper floors house 354 students. Students can get a single-room or a double. The four, five, or six-person suite-like arrangements have a shared bathroom. Lounges, kitchens, and laundry facilities are the same as the other residences.

Little Building

Located at 80 Boylston Street, this building has thirteen stories. It contains 1,035 beds and is different than the other Emerson residences; it resembles a typical college dormitory. This building houses all first year students. There are community restrooms on each floor and there is also one private gender-free restroom on each floor. There are a few suites available that have a shared bathroom. Shared space consists of sixteen lounges – six of which have kitchenettes – and three laundry facilities.

Apartments near Emerson College in the Theater District

This area of Boston is so dynamic it sparkles. Off-campus housing here will enable you to feel the pulse of Boston’s artistic community. Even searching for an apartment here is exciting.

AVA Theater District

Located at 45 Stuart Street, this gorgeous building is centrally located to almost any part of Boston you need to get to. It is a few feet away from Boston Common, four blocks from the Red Line, one block from the Green Line, and one block from the Orange Line. It is an easy commute to anywhere in Boston. These apartments near Emerson College are a short distance to the Financial District and Back Bay neighborhoods.

These luxury apartments have oversized windows that provide panoramic views of the city. Imagine eating in a dining-room while watching the hustle and bustle of life below. If you desire a studio apartment for rent, they are available. These are (relatively) cheap apartments for rent considering the building and the neighborhood. They also have one-bedroom and two bedroom apartments for rent. If you don’t want the hassle of furniture searches, they have fully furnished apartments. Various floor plans keep your accommodations personal and interesting. Finding an apartment that is just the right size is easy. They do require a security deposit, but it is refundable.

Renters in these apartments near Emerson College might be off campus, but these apartments for rent provide an on campus atmosphere. To contribute to the community, the property managers provide community-sponsored gatherings for tenants and friends.

Housing options include a washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances, and fully equipped kitchens including dishwasher. These are pet-friendly apartments, but there are certain restrictions. During your apartment hunting, make sure you check which pets are allowed. You definitely cannot bring your snake or cow to your new apartment.

Apartments near Emerson College in Chinatown

The Kensington

When you search for apartments near Emerson College, make sure your apartment search includes The Kensington. Located at 665 Washington Street, this Emerson College off campus housing has received numerous awards. From 2014 to 2018, they received the highest ORA scores. They have also earned Leed Gold Certification. For six years running, they have been rated #One in Boston. Don’t neglect taking a virtual tour of this apartment building.

Available apartments include one bedroom apartments for rent and two bedroom apartments for rent. If you are looking for something smaller in Emerson off campus housing, they have studio apartments for rent. The amenities are amazing! There is additional storage-space including a pantry. There is ample closet space. The quartz countertops add an air of luxury. The utilities include instant hot water. These apartment rentals are internet and cable-tv ready. Hardwood floors contribute to the overall luxury in these apartments near Emerson College.

You can find a magnificent apartment here for Emerson off campus housing. The community amenities are as incredible as the apartment amenities. When you want to move around, you don’t have to stray from your dwelling. There is a completely modern fitness center with all the equipment your body needs. When the New England weather allows it, take the elevator to the rooftop pool and grille area. Speaking of New England weather, you don’t have to brave it to walk your dog. The property owners provide a pet relief area. These apartments near Emerson College have thought of everything to provide you with a terrific place to live.

The Metropolitan

This luxury apartment in Chinatown at 1 Nassau Street is breathtaking. When you are looking for apartments for rent, look up twenty- three stories to get a good view of the Metropolitan. Panoramic views of the Boston Skyline are waiting for you.

The Metropolitan can provide the floorplan to suit your individual needs. Choose among one, two, and three bedrooms. Kitchens have granite countertops and energy efficient appliances. Central heating/cooling and hot water are included in the monthly rent.

62 on the Park

If you want a modern apartment with the grace of an 1897 hotel, put this on your list of apartments to peruse. These apartments near Emerson College come with a touch of Boston’s history. Their amenities include twenty-four hour security, package service, and laundry facilities. Leasing is available for lease lengths between one and fourteen months. The building is close to the Green Line, the Orange Line, and the Red Line.

Apartments near Emerson College in Bay Village

Bay Village is Boston’s smallest official neighborhood, but one of its most picturesque. Its borders are Piedmont Street, Cortes Street, Isabella Street, and Tremont Street. Its tree-lined setting is a lovely place for student apartments. There are a number of residences available for Emerson College off campus housing. A number of these rental properties are no-fee. Whether you are looking to rent a one-bedroom apartment, a two-bedroom apartment, a three-bedroom apartment, a condo, or a townhouse, finding apartments here will provide you with a small town feel near Downtown Boston.

Apartments near Emerson College in the Leather District

The Leather District has an interesting history. It didn’t even exist before Boston filled in the South Cove. It became Boston’s Leather District after the Great Boston Fire in 1872. Its historic architecture is Classical Revival and Romanesque. In 1983, it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. So, if you want to find apartments for rent that are in the location of a by-gone era, your rental search should include this neighborhood. Though it is a small area, there are a number of property listings suitable for Emerson College off campus housing. If you are looking for an apartment near public transportation and public green spaces, your search for an apartment should include the Leather District.

The Tower Residences at One Greenway

If you are searching for apartments near Emerson College that have some amenities found nowhere else, it might help to find an apartment here. Many rental listings are pet friendly, and here they do not charge rents for our furry companions. There are many buildings with balconies, but this building has a balcony lounge with furnishings and a sparkling water machine. This rental property has a green space for residents only. If you are looking for an apartment where you can exercise whenever you want, their fitness center and yoga studio is open 24/7. Bozzuto, one of the larger property management companies in the Boston market, manages one Greenway.

These unfurnished apartments have a number of attractive floor plans. If you need a studio or one bedroom apartment, they can accommodate you. Two bedroom units are also accessible. There are three bedroom apartments for rent that have two baths. Unlike many apartments, the closets are ample. The full size kitchens let you cook in comfort. When you are making your list of apartments to view, make sure One Greenway is on it.

Green Spaces Neighboring Apartments near Emerson College

Relocation is never easy. However, when you need to rent an apartment in a city, it’s important to know where you can relax and reconnect with nature. You might find an apartment for rent with a courtyard or balcony, but as nice as they are, it’s not the same as a park or a waterfront. Many of the apartments for rent near Emerson College provide you with quick access to water and trees.

Boston Common

Boston Common is the central downtown park in Boston and is the oldest city park in the U.S. Its fifty acres are bordered by Charles Street, Tremont Street, Beacon Street, Boylston Street, and Park Street.

The Public Garden

Boston is famous for its firsts and The Public Garden is one of them; it was the first public botanical garden in the U.S. When you live in one of the apartments near Emerson College, you will have the privilege of viewing this magnificent green space whenever you like. Rich with vibrant floral patterns and unusual plants, this park will transport you back to a simpler time.

Entertainment near Emerson off Campus Housing

The Edward A. Hatch Memorial Shell

This is a wonderful venue for listening to music. It is located in Back Bay on the Charles River Esplanade. The Art Deco architecture is an ideal example of that style. The Hatch Shell is famous for its Fourth of July celebration featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra. If you live in one of the apartments for rent near Emerson College, you are close to some wonderful, free outdoor concerts. On summer nights, apartments near Hatch Shell can probably hear the music on the breeze.

SoWa Open Market

The SoWa Open Market is located in the South End of Boston. It is Boson’s biggest festival of food, art, and music and encourages local people to shop locally. Residents of apartments near Emerson College can enjoy the outdoor beer garden that features live music. When you need to return to your Emerson off campus housing with your treasures, the subway Green Line B, Green Line D, and Red Line are close by.

The Emerson Colonial Theater

This recently restored theater is the oldest running theater in Boston. It has retained most of its original 1900s design and is a magnificent treat for people living in apartments near Emerson College. It has many claims to fame. Among them are having debuted same very popular Broadway shows such as A Little Night Music, Porgy and Bess, La Cage aux Folles, Oklahoma!, and Born Yesterday. It continues to contribute to Boston culture with live music, events, Broadway shows, and comedy.

Stores near Emerson College off Campus Housing

Blackstone’s of Beacon Hill

Whatever your tastes, this is a fun place to shop. Along with high-end gifts, you can find local products and Boston memorabilia. There are also some exclusive products such as a Boston Skyline Sketch Pillow by Ox Bow Décor.


Covet is a consignment store with two locations – South Boston and Beacon Hill. Covet is unique in that the owner is dedicated to providing affordable clothing without harming the environment. Designer clothes, shoes, and accessories are on sale and the stock is constantly changing. This is a great place for people in apartments near Emerson College to find that perfect outfit.

Essex Corner

Essex Corner in Chinatown is an amusing diversion and a wonderful place to shop for Chinatown souvenirs. This is also an exceptional place for students living in apartments near Emerson College to find home décor items. There are too many products to list, but if you are on a budget and need a unique gift, you will appreciate Essex Corner.

Au Chocolat

Located in the Financial District not far from apartments near Emerson College, sits this hypnotizing shop. One sniff and you will be unable to leave without trying at least one delectable treat. They sell Neuhaus Chocolates that are desired by chocolate lovers around the world. Their Boston specialties are stuffed Oreos.

Brattle Book Shop

Just a few minutes away from apartments near Emerson College in Downtown Boston is a book paradise. This book shop is one of the United States’ oldest and largest used book stores. There are two floors of used books and a third floor for rare and antique books. If you are searching for something special, a locater is available to help you.

Restaurants near Emerson Off Campus Housing

The Shaking Crab

If you live in one of the apartments near Emerson College and love seafood, you should try the Shaking Crab. Conveniently located on Boylston Street, they take their name from their food preparation technique. They start with a stove and poach the shellfish in herbs and spices. Then, the shellfish is tossed in one of their original sauces. It is served to you in a bag so you can shake it to evenly distribute all of the ingredients. You can choose add-ons that include quail eggs! If you like vegetables with your meals, you can also add potatoes, broccoli, and mushrooms. All I can say is yum.

Fin’s Sushi and Grill

Traditional Japanese cuisine at its freshest is served here. There are many sushi selections, but residents of apartments near Emerson College can also order a variety of hot meals. The appetizer list includes shumai, gyoza, and a variety of spring rolls. You can order from a large variety of soups, rice dishes, and salads. The entrée menu is too extensive to list, but be adventurous and try something new such as scorpion maki or spider maki.

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

Rock Bottom at 115 Stuart Street is known for its beer on tap and for small batch beers. If you are living in one of the apartments near Emerson College and appreciate some good food with your beer, dine here. Along with their house made guacamole, there is a large selection of soups, salads, and burgers. Children have their own menu to choose from. The staff is concerned about food allergies and special dietary needs so let them know if you need to avoid any foods.

Maria’s Taqueria

This award winning restaurant on Tremont Street serves authentic Mexican cuisine. If you are short on time or if it’s really cold out, they deliver. Living in apartments near Emerson College gives you the opportunity to get a hot meal that isn’t pizza. Their reasonably priced meals are easy on your budget. They have a large selection of burritos, tacos, tortas, and quesadillas. Dinner plates are large and offer a variety of sides. Whether you are omnivorous, carnivorous, or vegetarian you will find something you like here.

Find Your Perfect Off-Campus Apartment in Boston

At this point, you might be thinking that apartments near Emerson College provide terrific fun and convenient places to live. You are absolutely right! However, making a choice on your own about the best apartments for rent or rooms for rent may not be easy.

Consider the following questions:

  • Should I rent a room or an apartment?
  • Are sublets a good deal?
  • Would I like to rent a duplex so there is no one over my head?
  • What if I have a move in date that is in the middle of a month?
  • Are apartments on specific streets better for me than others?
  • Should I look for leases that have all utilities included?
  • What is the best way to approach a landlord about roommates?
  • There are so many apartment listings, where do I start?
  • Who can help me find the perfect apartment?

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