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Written by Krista Evans
Welcome to Boston—drop your “R”s and elongate your “A”s. Simmons is in the heart of the city, which opens up a vast sea of opportunities for its students. In the quintessential college town, the streets of Boston produce a feeling of intellectual stimulation. With nearly 50 colleges, the atmosphere is hip and youthfully urban. The compactness of the city allows for a fluid motion from Harvard to MIT to Simmons and then to the suburban colleges. Simmons has aligned itself with other Colleges of the Fenway, such as Emmanuel, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and Wentworth, which creates a community within the area. In between classes, you may find yourself roaming an urban city, walking through the niche communities of Chinatown, the Italian North End, or the Irish Southie.
Freshman 15 beware: Boston is truly a walking city. Shopping trips down the illustrious Newbury Street can turn into marathon adventures ending miles and miles south of your original destination. The city is rich with history—you can walk the Freedom Trail or visit the home of Paul Revere. The city’s cobblestone streets and brownstone buildings are rich with stories. Fenway Park is less than a block from the Residence Campus and within earshot of the roaring Red Sox fans. Avoid the subway when the team is home for a game—the Fenway stop off the Green line feeds into the neighborhood Simmons is in, but also fills with shouting fans before and after games.
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