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.