About Us: We are 3 women in our mid 30s-early 40s. One works in full time Christian ministry, one works in biotech, and the other is an administrator for a startup. All three of us are involved in churches in the Boston area. We are looking for a 4th housemate – a woman who is walking with the Lord, in the 30-45 age range, and who is excited about enjoying and cultivating the sort of house/community we desire to have.
Our Vision: We are intentional about cultivating regular encouragement and fellowship among us as housemates, prioritizing a weekly shared meal and prayer time together. Our house is also a place where each of us can host things like Bible studies, games nights, movies nights, etc., and where there is plenty of separate space for quiet and more contemplative refreshment as well. The way the house is set up (two living room areas on separate floors; a front and back staircase) allows for something quite social to be happening on the first floor of the house, and for nooks of quietness to remain for roommates who are doing their own thing and desire separateness. We value courtesy, communication, kindness, moments of community/shared joy/encouragement, and room for solitude/quiet, and we divide various chores among us on a rotating basis.
About the House: We live in a beautiful 4 bedroom/2 bathroom townhouse in East Arlington with a large kitchen (that has a large pantry and two refrigerators!), a large dining room, two living room areas, two bathrooms, a charming front porch, a backyard, a washer and dryer, and large storage area in the basement. There are hardwood floors (except for linoleum in the kitchen) and large windows throughout. The whole house has been freshly painted and has the charm of many older, well-kept houses in the area.
About the Room: The available room is on the second floor and has two large, side-by-side windows; a closet; a high ceiling; and is 13’9″ x 9’6. The lease could begin 12/1 (or even before then) or 12/15. Rent is $1,116 per month, plus 1/4 of utilities. The first month’s rent, a $1,116 security deposit, and the $900 broker’s fee are all due up front. The lease goes through the end of August 2024. If you have a car, please see the note about parking below.
Location: We are in Arlington, an easy walk to The Capital Theater, Arlington Center, Spy Pond, and a number of public transportation options.
1) The 77 bus line (into Porter and Harvard Squares – https://www.mbta.com/schedules/77/line) stops one block away, on Mass Ave
2) The 87 Bus line, which goes into Davis Square, stops at the other end of our street (2 minute walk; 8 minute bus ride)
3) The Alewife T Station (red line) is a 1.1 mile walk from our front door
4) Access to the Minuteman Bike Trail is just several blocks away
5) Arlington Capitol Theatre, in East Arlington, and all the shops around it, is a quick walk (.6 miles) from our door
6) Arlington Center (various shops, restaurants, coffee shops) is a quick walk the other way (.7 miles) from our door
7) Stop and Shop is a 10 minute walk from our door
8) Spy Pond is a 6 minute walk from our front door
A Note About Parking
Unfortunately, there are no more formal, available parking spots at the house, and Arlington does not allow overnight street parking between 1am and 7am. A spot in one of the city’s municipal parking lots (a 5-minute walk from us) may be purchased for $50/month; however, cars have to be out of the lot by 7am. Free overnight parking a nearby school is also an option; however, that lot must also be vacated by 7am.
Reach out to Us!
Please reach out if you are interested in exploring with us further! We’d love to get a sense of where you’re coming from and what you’re hoping for, and to share more with you about ourselves as well, in an effort to explore good fit.