No Car Necessary – It's an easy 3-5 minute walk from the dorms to classes. Simmons is also located downtown about 5 minutes from Fenway Park and with in 10 minutes walk there is a grocery store, arts supply store, a few good restraunts, Barnes and Noble, movie theater, ice cream and frozen yogurt shops, etc. For an actual mall, the subway station is about a 6 minute walk from the dorms and costs $1.7 per ride but it is efficient. If you don't mind a long walk, about an hour at a slow pace then you can walk to Newberry Street where there is lots of great shopping. For out-of-state transport then it's about an hours ride on the T (subway) to a free shuttle to the airport. I personally have no desire to ever drive in Boston.