Agreed. Tell them yes and say you have a concern about finding a place to live that is reasonably close and affordable with the salary they will provide. Ask for help - any leads they may have. There are often many properties that do not get listed in craigslist or in the local paper. When you get to town, be sure to walk the downtown and look for rental signs. You might also consider looking in neighboring communities, although that has some negatives with it. In the meantime, perhaps you can rent one of those vacation properties as it is off-season, and maybe get a good deal on it.