Considering a move to Sandpoint Idaho? As professionals in Sandpoint Idaho real estate we want to offer a sincere welcome to our part of the country. There are many reasons why people move here; job growth, beautiful scenery, or a perfect place to retire. We collected a variety of resources and tips for relocating to Sandpoint Idaho.
Point is at an elevation of over 2000 feet and consists of about 7 mi.². It's home to roughly 8000 residents with a total of over 40,000 residents in Bonner County. The median home price is approximately $250,000 with various prices in surrounding communities such as Hope, Bonners Ferry and Priest River. Sandpoint is about 70 miles from Spokane, 450 miles from Boise and 225 miles from Glacier National Park. We’re only 45 miles from Coeur d'Alene Idaho. Lake Pend Oreille is home to the US Naval submarine acoustic testing base because of the depth and silence of the southern waters.
The Sandpoint area is served by four major highways, a private airport and railroad transportation. The largest international airport is located in Spokane, about 70 miles away. We are also served by the Burlington Northern, Amtrak and Union Pacific railways.
Sandpoint is served by the Lake Pend Oreille school district, which includes five private schools and the Sandpoint Christian school. We also offer to higher educational institutes, the University of Idaho extension office and the North Idaho College Ponderay Center.
If you're looking for a doctor in Sandpoint Idaho you can visit the Family Health Center or the business directory on the Chamber of Commerce website.
We certainly do have distinct seasons around Sandpoint Idaho. Here's what some residents say about our winters. "We usually get our first snow that sticks anywhere from around Halloween to the end of December, usually in November. Some winters are light winters and some are not, you just never know. Traveling to Spokane in the winter is kind of a big deal, as it's a long way during the wintertime. It can be grey during the winter but we have beautiful sunny summers." [Source]
“For anyone considering a move to the Sandpoint area, the key to really thriving here is to embrace the four seasons of activity along with the individualism that is encouraged and supported in this community. We have found that there is no particular mold that you have to fit into in order to have alot of friends. I'll go skiing or mountain biking with a group of people that might include a bartender, a logger, a hippy, and a wealthy investor, and you wouldn't necessarily know the difference by talking to any of them.
So much of what we love here has turned out to be these intangibles. Of course Schweitzer is an amazing mountain, uncrowded, great snow, huge terrain. Lake Pend Oreille is as nice of a lake as any I have ever seen, also uncrowded. The town of Sandpoint has constant festivals that any major city would be proud to host: Festival at Sandpoint, Winter Carnival, Lost in the 50s, etc…”
For more information about relocating to the Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry or Hope area, feel free to browse the local listings or call us for more information on details about neighborhoods, home prices, and other tips for moving and having a safe relocation process. Image: By L'Aquatique (Own work (Original text: “Self Made”)) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons