48.2766° N, 116.5535° W

Sandpoint, Idaho, is a captivating town nestled in the scenic beauty of the Northern Idaho Panhandle. Known for its breathtaking natural landscapes, vibrant community spirit, and a wealth of recreational opportunities, Sandpoint embodies the essence of a quintessential Pacific Northwest town.


Lakeside Paradise: At the heart of Sandpoint's allure lies the pristine waters of Lake Pend Oreille, one of the largest and most picturesque lakes in the region. The expansive lake provides a stunning backdrop for a variety of water-based activities, including boating, fishing, swimming, and paddleboarding. Residents and visitors alike can revel in the serenity and beauty of lakeside living, with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains adding to the area's natural charm.


Outdoor Recreation and Adventure: Surrounded by the rugged Selkirk and Cabinet mountain ranges, Sandpoint offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities. Hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and wildlife viewing are just a few of the activities that outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy throughout the year. The nearby Schweitzer Mountain Resort provides world-class skiing and snowboarding in the winter, while the warmer months offer hiking trails with stunning vistas and opportunities for mountain adventures. Arts, Culture, and


Community Events: Sandpoint boasts a vibrant arts and cultural scene, with galleries, theaters, and music venues that showcase the talents of local artists and performers. The town's lively downtown area hosts a variety of community events, including festivals, farmers' markets, and concerts, creating a welcoming atmosphere for residents and visitors to come together and celebrate the town's rich cultural heritage.


Small-Town Charm and Urban Conveniences: Despite its small-town charm, Sandpoint offers a diverse array of urban amenities, including boutique shops, restaurants, breweries, and essential services. The town's historic downtown district exudes a welcoming ambiance, with tree-lined streets, charming storefronts, and a strong sense of community that makes it an inviting place to explore and connect with local businesses and residents.


Real Estate and Housing Options: Sandpoint provides a range of housing options, from historic homes and waterfront properties to modern residences with stunning views of the lake and mountains. Whether seeking a vacation retreat or a permanent residence, the town offers diverse real estate opportunities that cater to different lifestyles and preferences, making it an appealing destination for those looking to embrace the best of lakeside living and outdoor adventure.


Sandpoint, Idaho, stands as a haven of natural beauty, community spirit, and small-town charm, offering residents an opportunity to embrace the best of lakeside living, outdoor recreation, and a vibrant cultural scene amidst the scenic splendor of the Northern Idaho Panhandle. With its picturesque setting, diverse amenities, and strong sense of community, Sandpoint presents an alluring destination for those seeking a tranquil retreat in the Pacific Northwest.

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.


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40.7 years

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Around Sandpoint, ID

There's plenty to do around Sandpoint, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Shingle Mill Blueberry Farm, Soul Picnic, and Industry Coffee.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 4.32 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.67 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.78 miles 13 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.74 miles 14 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.87 miles 199 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.82 miles 8 reviews 4.8/5 stars

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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48.65 / 51.35%

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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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Forrest M Bird Charter School
6th - 12th
No rating available
Cynthia S Preschool & Kindergarten
PreK - K
No rating available
Little Lambs Preschool
PreK - K
No rating available
Sandpoint Junior Academy
1st - 8th
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Washington Elementary School
PreK - 6th
Farmin Stidwell Elementary School
PreK - 6th
7th - 12th
Sandpoint Juvenile Detention
5th - 12th
No rating available
7th - 8th
Lake Pend Oreille High School
9th - 12th
No rating available
Lposd Home School Academy
K - 8th
No rating available
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