Idaho Off-Campus Housing Guide When to search
Students attending the University of Idaho who want to live off-campus should begin their search for a home during the spring semester. Houses and duplexes are usually the fastest to fill up out of the housing options, so if you’re hoping to live in either of these types of places, plan on starting your search in February or early March.
Rent in Moscow, ID
Luckily for students at the University of Idaho, off-campus housing options are pretty reasonable in terms of rent prices! Students wishing to live in a one-bedroom apartment see the most significant hike in prices, but included in the rent for these places is generally the cost of utilities, including heat, water, and even sometimes electricity. For students wanting to pay on average less than $350 a month for rent, there are plenty of two, three, and four bedroom options throughout the city.
Below is an average cost breakdown per bedroom for off-campus housing in the area:
Life in Moscow, ID Where to Have Fun
Students at the University of Idaho spend time attending concerts (often performed by fellow classmates that are part of the school’s large music program), as well as participating in and attending sporting events. Greek life is also a huge part of campus culture. U of I students can additionally fill their downtime by spending time outdoors, checking out the local farmer’s market, and shopping at the nearby Palouse Mall.
1. Attend live shows at Concerts on the Lawn
2. Catch a play at the Idaho Repertory Theater
3. Check out the Moscow Farmer’s Market on a Saturday morning
4. Attending and participating in Vandals’ intramural athletics
University of Idaho students have access to a variety of restaurants and bars within a few blocks of campus. Due to the growing music scene in the area, many of the local watering holes offer nightly live music, as well as opportunities for patrons to get out there and perform themselves at karaoke nights and open jam sessions. Many of the restaurants also offer their custom micro-brewed beers and wines. Be sure to check out some of the students favorites listed below!
1. Bucer's Coffee and Pub
2. Last Frontier Pizza Company
3. Chang Sing Restaurant
4. Martin’s Smokehouse
5. Humble Burger
1. CJ’s Night Club
2. Corner Club
3. Garden Lounge
5. Rants and Raves Brewery
When students want to get back to nature for a day, they tend to gravitate to the Spring Valley Reservoir, which offers a beautiful view of the lake and overnight camping, should a visitor want to have an extended stay. The Reservoir also offers fishing and access to active wildlife. Other places outdoors to explore nearby include the Latah Bike Path and the university’s arboretum and botanical garden.