Sandpoint, Idaho Looking east Sandpoint is in the foreground. To the left is Lake Pend Oreille and in the background The Green Monarch range of mountains. The narrow inlet of water is Sand Creek on the left side of this photo. The Burlington Northern train bridge and the Long Bridge are traversing the lake. This photograph illustrates why Sandpoint is such a beautiful place to own a home and raise a family. Moderate climates, friendly people, and affordable real estate all make Sandpoint a great place to live.