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Moscow, Idaho

“You will find some of the most absolutely wonderful people there! Besides the people, Moscow is the Mecca of outdoor activities and being one with nature and life.”

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  • Moscow is a surprisingly cool town. It has a wonderful atmosphere, friendly people, a great food co-op, and it is super close to the best skiing ever! I especially recommend going to college here.

  • I’d like to check out Moscow. I hear a lot of bad stuff about Idaho: Helen Chenoweth, the Aryan Nations, right wing militia activity, Ruby Ridge, and the fact it’s one of the most conservative states in the nation, so I’d like to check out this liberal bastion in a conservative sea to see what its like, see if it’s what people say it is.

  • I love this town! I have lived here for about six years now, and it has never done me wrong. It’s Idaho’s “Heart of the Arts” and is very laid-back and cool. Major hippie scene, several good bars, and culturally diverse (more than the rest of the state anyway). The influx of college students during the school year doesn’t really do much for me, but that makes the winter and summer breaks that much better. The beautiful Idaho wilderness is almost right outside your back door, swimming, skiing, camping, fishing, hunting, whatever you like. Conversely, however, it is in Idaho, so there are rednecks, hicks, close-minded assholes (just like anywhere else, I suppose) but I’ve never had much of a problem. I’m a freak, my friends are freaks, and there are a lot more where we came from. And speaking of Aryan Nations, those jackasses are long gone, except for isolated pockets here and there. I’ve never personally seen or heard anyone seriously make a racial comment here, but in the few instances I’ve heard of from other people, the person making the offense was swiftly taken care of, in one way or another. We are intolerant of intolerance. 🙂 The Moscow Food Co-op is cool, there are two absolutely awesome tattoo and piercing shops, Tye-Dye Everything, several little coffee shops and bakeries (I recommend Mikey’s Gyros), art galleries, restaurants, etc., etc., etc. Apartments are a little on the steep side compared to what they were when I first moved here, mainly because of the university, but still not too bad. It can be a little tough to find a place in the middle of a semester, the best times to look are in December and May-August. Jobs are a little hard to come by, but still not too bad either. Basically, this is just a really chill relatively-small town (population about 21,000) that I would recommend to anyone.

    Now having said that, as much as I love this place, I’m growing tired of the northern Idaho winters, and am looking for somewhere, much like this place, in the Southwest area, where the air is warm and the people are cool. Does anyone have any suggestions?? You can email me at thatweirdchick@hotmail.com 🙂 Thanks.

  • Not dredlock wearing jobless scabs like you fucks. Yeah, come here and hunt why don’t you. See you in the woods hippie!

  • Moscow may be a cool spot, but like the majority of Idaho it is a in a strictly conservative county so if you want tohave your liberal voice heard then it may not be the place for you. On the other hand, just south of Stanley in South-Central Idaho is a wonderful haven for the rest of us freaks. Blaine county, more specifically the Wood River Valley, is the only Liberal county in all of Idaho (the only group of intelligent people in Idaho). Not only is this place politically diverse, but also culturally diverse as we have many eastern europeans and south american peoples living in our valley. So, if you are looking for epic skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, or anything in the outdoors come on over to Sun Valley Idaho.

  • Moscow may be a cool spot, but like the majority of Idaho it is a in a strictly conservative county so if you want tohave your liberal voice heard then it may not be the place for you. On the other hand, just south of Stanley in South-Central Idaho is a wonderful haven for the rest of us freaks. Blaine county, more specifically the Wood River Valley, is the only Liberal county in all of Idaho (the only group of intelligent people in Idaho). Not only is this place politically diverse, but also culturally diverse as we have many eastern europeans and south american peoples living in our valley. So, if you are looking for epic skiing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, or anything in the outdoors come on over to Sun Valley Idaho.

  • Although Idaho is a very conservative state, it is getting a lot better. Boise is getting way more culturally diverse and most people are very friendly. You still get an ignorant prick here and there but that’s the same everywhere. Plus it’s only about a 20 minute drive to Lucky Peak…which always brings on a good time. And oh dont forget the monthly drumcircles out in Nampa at Farmer Brown’s 😉 good times man.

    Peace,Love,and Unity

  • Doesnt take any brains at all to be liberal. All you love children go to an island and make love to all the trees you want. But stay out of Idaho. Yours truly

    Roostur

  • I too reccommend Sun Valley, Idaho over any other spot in the state. Probably the country. This place touches my heart. I holler from Elk Horn. Its been a good 15 years of life up there. Not all the time. Just the resort house we go up to all the time. Baldy is a beautiful place to ski. I love that mountain’s boarding wheather more then any place else I’ve been. The culture is wonderful and the people are friendly and chill. The biking, hiking, swimming, running is wonderful. Nature exposure. I love you Sun Valley. 🙂

  • It’s interesting how the “conservative” posts here are the only ones full of hate, bias and and prejudice. Seems that you anti-liberals live up to your stereotype…people who are intolerant, greedy and stupid. Beware free-thinkers, as these are the same folks who will make you “squeal like a pig”.

  • I dont know if I am lost yet but I have wandered into this place called Moscow. Im here for a while so I wish I could find some way to redefine
    reality. Ive been meeting people. They all seem to define themselves as
    a ‘something’ which I suppose is common everywhere. I had hoped it
    would be different here. why do people complicate their lives so?

  • Moscow, sounds interesting and I might check it out when I go back out west. For the person who wrote that “its the only place in Idaho where people are intelligent”, its the kind of pompus, self rightous (we are always right and everyone else is stupid) attitude that which draws a lot of hate from people who might otherwise be more tollerent.

  • I lived in Moscow in the 70’s. Those were good years and was home to fabulous people. The Palouse and the proximity to the mountains was great. The scene allowed for free thinking, lots of gardening, great downtown scene, lots of music, cooperatives for healthy food, arts, music and crafting. The University of Idaho and Washinton State University 9 miles away do have some great folks associated with it. If you can ignore the football and cheerleaders and greeks on the campuses, then you’ll be able to find good folk. Give Moscow a chance. It’s beautiful.

  • As a service member I was home on leave in this Moscow Idaho and the day I went out with my grand father to lunch in uniform a rather rude individual hippie called me a baby killer in front of my grand father. It took every fiber of my being not to smash this guys face in. How dare this idiot do such a disrespectful act. Later that day another individual said that i was a terrorist and I should be locked up. I cant believe how hurt full the people here have became. I never want to come back home. I hope these idiots go live in canada or something. cause they obviously do not love our country and those who work so hard to protect their sorry ass.

  • I was born in Moscow, and lived there for the first six years of my life, it is a fantastic little town.

  • So I went to this Moscow,Idaho place from Montana.  As a cattle rancher I wear my cowboy hat, jeans and other cowboy garb.  Takin’ a walk downtown, I seen these locals to Moscow; They were dressed in dreadlocks, colorful tie dyes and sandles, if any shoes at all… I was asked for change by these hippies and asked if I wanted to go see a Phish concert.  I sternly said "No!" and one continued to follow and mock me about being some cowboy with no cattle. Whoo I could have sworn one chucked a sandle at me, as I was tripping to the ground hearing snickering.
    Moscow definitely lives up to the liberal hippies.
    -BobBawbz

  • Moscow is in the middle of a wheat field. If it weren’t for the University, there would be nothing there. There are no bodies of water in the entire county. There is one small mountain that is mostly on private land. I lived there for several years in the early 80’s and ended up moving north of there to where there are more things to do outside, like skiing, hiking, mountain climbing, swimming, etc. Save your time with Moscow.

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