Moscow, Idaho

Life in Moscow, Idaho, explained by people who’ve lived in Moscow:

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Moscow Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Moscow?

  • Close to the mall and restaurants. (Diana, 1 year)
  • Christ Church. (S, 1 year)
  • The community, you can bike or walk almost anywhere, cool little skate park and lots of local musicians. (Hayden, 4 years (no summers))
  • My home. (Dawn, 30+ years)

Moscow Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Moscow?

  • Crazy and drug addict neighbors. (Diana, 1 year)
  • Lack of woods. (S, 1 year)
  • There isn’t much to do in town, some neighborhoods have lots of litter and places look run down, loud college students, very small. (Hayden, 4 years)
  • Students who think they know Moscow. (Dawn, 30+ years)

Moscow Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Moscow?

  • Stop by the arboretum or the farmer’s market. (Diana, 1 year)
  • Farmers Market, hiking, cycling. (S, 1 year)
  • Visit the Arboretum, visit the skate park, walk around downtown, visit the farmers market, walk around the University. (Hayden, 4 years)
  • Coffee and local events. (Dawn, 30+ years)

Moscow’s Reputation

What’s Moscow known for?

  • University of Idaho. (Diana, 1 year)
  • University of Idaho, Palouse landscape, Christ Church. (S, 1 year)
  • The University of Idaho. (Hayden, 4 years)
  • Atmosphere. (Dawn, 30+ years)

Moscow Crime

What’s the crime like in Moscow? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • I’d rate it a 7/10. (Diana, 1 year)
  • Very little crime. (Hayden, 4 years)
  • Stolen items and such. (Dawn, 30+ years)

Moscow Advice

Any advice for people moving to Moscow?

  • Don’t do it unless you have to – and if you do, make sure you’re in a remote area with little to no neighbors. (Diana, 1 year)
  • If you live close enough to Main St. you could get away with no car. (S, 1 year)
  • Consider whether you’d be okay being at least two hours from a city with much going on. It’s a very small town and can get boring. (Hayden, 4 years)
  • Respect the local natives who service the university students and faculty. We live here all the time. (Dawn, 30+ years)

Moscow Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Moscow (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • One night I was woken up by my downstairs neighbor screaming his friend’s name, it sounded like she passed out and he ended up calling the cops – who helped him try to resuscitate her. After about 30 minutes, an ambulance was there to pick her up. The next day, I asked my landlord about the disturbance, and apparently none of my neighbors “remembered” the incident, so the landlord made it seem like it didn’t happen… just some shady stuff that goes on in Moscow. (Diana, 1 year)
  • There are characters… (Hayden, 4 years)
  • Memories. (Dawn, 30+ years)

Moscow’s Future

How do you think Moscow will change over the next 10 years?

  • Add more restaurants and expand the mall. (Diana, 1 year)
  • It will grow as more students join the University. It will probably be a little more hipster than it currently is. (Hayden, 4 years)
  • Growth. (Dawn, 30+ years)

Moscow Facts

Any other interesting facts about Moscow?

  • Small enough for a strong growth. Big enough to learn the hard lessons in life. (Dawn, 30+ years)