Sketchy and Pricey – Boston is very expensive. While it isn't hard to find a place to live, it IS hard to find a place to live that's affordable. Most Simmons students live in the Mission Hill area, which is a not-so-nice part of town. But Boston overall isn't THAT dangerous as far as cities go, so it's livable. Just don't expect to live in a nice apartment for less that 1200 dollars a month.