Why Sandpoint Homes for Sale are in High Demand

Thinking about making Sandpoint, Idaho home? You’re not alone! Sandpoint homes for sale are in higher demand than ever before. What draws and anchors people to this charming lakeside city? World-class views, ski slopes, parks, mountains, entertainment, and resorts are only part of what make Sandpoint stand out.

According to the New York Times, Bonner County (of which Sandpoint is the county seat) “beat out Denver, Seattle, Silicon Valley…only 13 other counties in the West did better last year drawing newcomers and holding on to the ones it had.” Sunset Magazine named it the West’s best small town!

Sandpoint, Idaho: Unparalleled Recreation & Views

Sandpoint real estate is some of the most diverse in the nation – from secluded shoreside homes on Lake Pend Oreille (Idaho’s largest lake) to convenient, cozy houses in the city, there is something for everyone here.

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[Photo: Jule Paul; December 2012]
  • Ski slopes
  • Bike trails
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Water parks
  • Golfing
  • Walking paths
  • Hiking trails
  • Theme parks
  • Bustling public markets
  • Great restaurants
  • Beautiful parks
  • Arboretums
  • Museums

It’s incredibly rare to find a place that has the charm of a small town, a flourishing arts scene, and such a wide range of things to do indoors and out! You might find yourself engaging in new hobbies and getting outside more often with the variety of recreational activities Sandpoint offers.

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Browsing Sandpoint Homes for Sale

In fact, the most challenging part about browsing the different Sandpoint homes for sale is settling on the perfect house (and its panoramic views) you want to call yours. Imagine a view like the one below from your bedroom window!

Are there houses across the nation that might offer the square footage, proximity to schools and shopping, and exciting activities nearby that you’re looking for? Sure. But for many people, the decision to move to Sandpoint (or to look for a new place in the area) comes down to one thing: The views.

They’re really that incredible. This naturally beautiful city with breathtaking snow-capped mountain views is world-renowned for a reason – and it keeps Sandpoint homes for sale in high demand. The Idaho state motto seems to reflect the protection of this hidden beauty: Esto perpetua, Latin for “Let it be perpetual.”

What Else Makes Sandpoint Stand Out?

Rand McNally describes the city’s stunning views and surroundings to people searching for Sandpoint, ID:

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“Sandpoint, ID has an overwhelming view from the Long Bridge into town with Schweitzer Mountains creating the backdrop and Lake Pend Oreille perfectly supplementing the setting. A 43-mile long, glaciated body of water, Pend Oreille, is the fifth deepest lake in the U.S. with 111 miles of shoreline. Its pristine waters are a major factor in the community of Sandpoint’s high ranking as a premier tourist destination. Visitors can take a ski lift up 6,800 feet for the majestic view or try a boat cruise down below.

The area offers plenty of outdoor activities from skiing and boating to biking or hiking. Attractions include the Cedar Street Bridge Public Market, Silverwood Theme Park, Boulder Beach Waterpark, and Farrugat State Park. Visitors can also enjoy the Bonner County Museum or the Panida Theater. For avid golfers, Sandpoint is an ideal destination. Sandpoint and the surrounding area boast numerous courses and a wide range of course options. Nearby hotels offer affordable “stay and play” packages.”

If you’re a wildlife lover, you’ll be right at home in this abundant area. It’s not unusual to see moose, caribou, or foxes taking a stroll along the road or lounging in the snow. Eagles and ospreys soar overhead and a variety of fish swim in the deep, glacial water of Lake Pend Oreille.

In Sandpoint, nature is never far away. It’s easy to slip away from technology to unwind in the wild beauty of the outdoors for a couple hours or an entire weekend. In the fast-paced world of today, that’s just one more reason to make Sandpoint your home.

Find Your Sandpoint Home Now

Think Sandpoint might be the place for you? Browse or search a wide range of Sandpoint homes for sale in my real estate database now. You can search properties based on area, price, and home type right here on the website or through my mobile app. Whether you find a property you’d like to check out or decide on your forever home, I’ll walk you through the process each step of the way. Welcome to Sandpoint!

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2 thoughts on “Why Sandpoint Homes for Sale are in High Demand

  1. Wow, Sandpoint is a beautiful area. Just searching the Sandpoint real estate listings makes me want to move here! Have there been any movies made in the area?

    1. I heard that a movie called “RADIOFLASH” is being filmed nearby. Looks pretty cool. Oh, and “Smoke Signals” (1998) was super funny but that was a while ago.

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