How to Locate Rooms for Rent

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Searching for new housing can be an overwhelming experience. Between deciding what area to live in, how much you're able to pay, and the amount of space you’ll need, it can seem like a daunting process. If you are looking to locate a room for rent, this can be made easier by following a few simple steps.

1 Search your local newspaper s

Search your local newspaper’s housing section. Newspapers are great places to find apartments, houses, and rooms for rent. Many newspapers today are also posting their advertisements for apartments and rooms for rent on their websites for more convenient searching.

2 Visit the housing section of

Visit the housing section of has web pages for almost every major city in America. Each city's website also has a housing section that includes apartments for rent or sale and rooms for rent. allows you to search by specific location, price range, and size of the house or apartment. (See Reference 1)

3 Use online roommate finders

Use online roommate finders such as or to help locate a room for rent. These websites allow you to search advertisement listings for roommates across the country and find the room that will suit you best. (See References 2 and 3)

4 Are a college or university student

If you are a college or university student, use your school’s off-campus housing services to help locate a room for rent. Many colleges and universities have programs that help students locate rooms or apartments for rent near their school.

Laura O'Neill is a stay-at-home mother and professional online writer specializing in travel and women's studies-related articles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from The George Washington University.