A stunning, exquisite community with an authentic small-town vibe.

Welcome to Sandpoint

A stunning, exquisite community with an authentic small-town vibe

Nestled between three mountain ranges on the magnificent Lake Pend Oreille, Sandpoint is an attractive, charming neighborhood in Bonner County, about 70 miles northeast of Spokane. It is the largest city in the county, comprising bountiful outdoor activities, unique arts and culture, and scenic views. Residents appreciate the community's astonishing beauty, world-class recreational opportunities, historic downtown, an abundance of public arts, Schweitzer Mountain Ski resort, and diverse real estate.

Sandpoint is surrounded by the Cabinet and Selkirk mountains, giving the community breathtaking natural beauty and incredible views. In addition, the community features the most luxurious real estate, from beautiful condominiums to gorgeous new properties, duplexes, and commercial buildings.

What to Love

  • Vibrant arts community
  • Plenty of outdoors
  • The acclaimed culinary and dining scene
  • Charming downtown shopping
  • Magnificent Lake Pend Oreille

Local Lifestyle

Sandpoint offers residents a suburban feel with a small-town charm, boasting the North Idaho area's natural beauty. With a vibrant arts scene and endless outdoor adventures, Sandpoint is a hub for outdoorsy looking to explore America's most beautiful neighborhood.

Residents enjoy diverse home and land property opportunities, ranging from private mountain homes and lakefront properties to ranches, farms, and rural land. Living in Sandpoint also offers access to various amenities, including fine dining, upscale shopping, and unforgettable nightlife.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Sandpoint features some of North Idaho's top dining, shopping, and entertainment destinations.
The Hydra Steakhouse along Lake Street is one of the best eateries and a hearty steakhouse in the community, offering tasty dishes and cocktails in a low-key setting. The restaurant is known for sizzling steaks and fresh seafood and is a premier eatery for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

For exceptional Mexican fares, check out Joel's, a family-owned cuisine offering great Mexican breakfast and lunch dishes in a laid-back, casual atmosphere. When looking to enjoy a glass of wine or craft beer in Sandpoint, head to MickDuff's Brewing Company, an airy microbrewery offering craft beers and refined bar dishes in a relaxed atmosphere with sports on TV.

Things to Do

Sandpoint City Beach Park along Bridge Street is a great place to visit, offering panoramic lakefront views, a beautiful sandy beach, and tranquil waters in a charming, picturesque setting. When visiting Sandpoint, you can enjoy the incredible Pend Oreille Scenic Byway that offers some of Idaho's most spectacular water views. Beginning at the intersection with U.S. 95, the scenic byway meanders eastward towards the Montana state line across farmlands, within river deltas, and alongside the rocky northern shores of Lake Pend Oreille.

You can also enjoy the International Selkirk Loop and discover the breathtaking beauty of the rocky mountain scene drive. It is a 280-mile stretch encircling the magnificent Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia and Washington, Idaho, where you can enjoy crystal clear rivers and lakes amid snow-capped peaks and an abundance of wildlife. While in Sandpoint, you can enjoy your summer discovering Artists’ Studio Tour, offering terrific new art from renowned painters, photographers, and sculptors.

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Overview for SANDPOINT, ID

8,448 people live in SANDPOINT, where the median age is 40.7 and the average individual income is $30,797. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

40.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for SANDPOINT, ID

SANDPOINT has 3,411 households, with an average household size of 2.39. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in SANDPOINT do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,448 people call SANDPOINT home. The population density is 1,975.12 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Median Age

48.65 / 51.35%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Schools in SANDPOINT, ID

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The following schools are within or nearby SANDPOINT. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Washington Elementary School
PreK - 6th
Forrest M Bird Charter School
6th - 12th
No rating available
Farmin Stidwell Elementary School
PreK - 6th
7th - 12th
Lake Pend Oreille High School
9th - 12th
No rating available
7th - 8th
No rating available
Cynthia S Preschool & Kindergarten
PreK - K
No rating available
Little Lambs Preschool
PreK - K
No rating available
Sandpoint Juvenile Detention
5th - 12th
No rating available
Lposd Home School Academy
K - 8th
No rating available
Sandpoint Junior Academy
1st - 8th
No rating available

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