The best way for you to find a roommate is to start asking around within your circle of friends. A friend is unlikely to recommend someone who isn’t trustworthy and reliable. If this doesn’t bring any results, your local newspaper or a site like Craig’s List is a great place to advertise for a roommate. Just be very clear in your ad who you are and what you are looking for. It’s also a good idea to include photos of the house or apartment, along with details about the cost (e.g., ‘one 10′ x 14′ bedroom with two roommates in a three-bedroom apartment on the Lower West Side, utilities run about $175 a month per person and include wireless internet and cable TV, rent is $650 per month per person’).