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- 5 hours from Vancouver
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3-bed, 1.5-bath post and beam home in Coldstream
Vernon retains a small-town charm, with a downtown that exudes a quaint, Victorian-era ambience and a mix of leafy, suburban-feel-ing residential streets and high-end luxury neighbourhoods.
Work: Vernon is the headquarters for Kal Tire, the largest independent tire company in Canada and employer of a 7,000-strong workforce across Canada. Known for its strong community commitment and high employee ratings, it exemplifies small-town business with big aspirations.
Play: Okanagan Lake, Swan Lake, and Kalamalka Lake (the latter indisputably the prettiest in the Valley, thanks to its turquoise waters) are ideal for swimming, boating, and paddling. Less than 20 minutes away, the colorful Silver Star Mountain Resort and friendly Sovereign Lakes cross-country area are perfect winter getaways. Explore hundreds of kilometres of walking/hiking/mountain biking trails nearby.
Culture: Historic O’Keefe Ranch, opened for business in the very same year that Canada entered Confederation, is one of B.C.’s most lovingly preserved sites.
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Note: Population is listed by either municipality or region. Sample listing represents a home near the median average selling price in 2017. Real estate trend metric uses B.C. Assessment data for value and includes sales of all property types.