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Short-term housing needs rise in Boston

What do movie stars, cancer patients, and relocating biotech workers have in common? They all need somewhere to stay for extended periods while they work or get treatment in Boston.

A growing number of visitors who don’t want to camp out at traditional hotels for months at a time are driving an expansion of the region’s short-term housing market. Several new extended-stay hotels have popped up around the city, while furnished apartments that can be rented for 30 days at a time are in high demand. These properties offer some of the comforts of home, such as kitchens, as well as the privacy of keyless entry and lower rates for longer stays.

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