Jeanne and i first visited Sandpoint in 1976. Coming from California, we were not very welcomed by some of the locals--they thought we Californians would invade their area, and of course, they were right. I don't blame them since this area was so clean and unspoiled. Fortunately it has remained so and almost all of those who were reluctant to have people encroachment have since mellowed and have welcomed the traffic. We couldn't be happier with the town and it's people.
As for Jeanne and I, we have retired and can enjoy the area full time. Our kids and grandkids consider Sandpoint their second home even though they live out of state.
We recently built a home in Dover which is only three miles downriver from Sandpoint and therefore we can and do take hands-on care of our two rental condos. We are quite meticulous in their care and maintenance and expect that our renters will do the same.
The Owner purchased this condo in 1978