Best Place to Raise Kids in Idaho: Moscow

Nearby city: Pullman, Wash.
Population: 23,689
Median family income: $58,124
Avg. school math score: 91.01 (State avg.: 80)
Avg. school reading score: 90.41 (State avg.: 82.63)

Universities have a big presence in Moscow, which is home to the University of Idaho and just across the state line from Washington State University. Camping, mountain biking, snowmobiling, fishing, skiing, and hunting opportunities abound, according to community website moscow.com. Live entertainment is also popular in Moscow, including the university’s Jazz Festival, the Rendezvous in the Park summer music festival, and summer theater.

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