Sandpoint, Idaho


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

210 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
43 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"
11 Votes - "Friendliest"
3 Votes - "Best For Food"
3 Votes - "Most Fun"
3 Votes - "Most Patriotic"


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.

I live near Coeur d Alene but work in Sandpoint too. This is SUCH a friendly community! The people are warm and welcoming and make everyone feel like family. The businesses are apleasure to visit and the customer service is the best! If we should be measured by who we include Sandpoint gets an A++++!
Reviewed by rollins86
on May 15, 2012
We have looked everywhere for a place to move to from Ketchum, Idaho and kept comming back to Sandpoint, Idaho. It's about the life style! Lake, Mountains, elevation small town atmosphere etc.
Reviewed by rvoit
on May 15, 2012
Sandpoint is a very special place... set on a Lake Pend Oreille ("ponderay" if you want to sound local) with Schweitzer Mountain Resort just 20 minutes from downtown. Lots of fantastic recreational opportunities, and warm friendly people... A true four season resort town.
Reviewed by KylerWolf
on May 15, 2012
Walk down any street, go into any store or restaurant, attend the Festival at Sandpoint or Lost in the 50s (or any other of the many events in this town) and you will be met with smiles and a friendliness that are equal to the beauty of this place. Sandpoint has it all, including friendly people!
Reviewed by lovesandpoint
on May 15, 2012
Absolutely the best place to live
Reviewed by Cbbcyn
on May 15, 2012
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