Although only half the size of Kelowna, the city of Vernon to the north and west is often synonymous with the metropolis of the Interior. In large part this is due to a shared geography, as well as to the fact that Vernon has become known as a bedroom community of the Kelowna area. In fact, Vernon has been called one of the top six communities on the continent for seniors during their retirement.

One of the most appealing facts about Vernon is that when it comes to waterfront luxury real estate, this town has a literal bounty. The limits of the city include not one, or even two, but three recreational lakes. These include Swan Lake, Okanagan Lake, and Kalamalka Lake.

Although all three lakes are popular spots for luxury development, it is the aquamarine shine of Kalamalka that draws the most attention. This is one of the most beautiful lakes in the country, without question. It has all the shimmering appeal of an alpine lake but with the temperature of the desert, making it a perfect summer getaway. Consequently, the shores of “Kal” are lined with some of the most impressive luxury properties in the interior.

Upscale neighbourhoods in Vernon include the two oldest regions, Coldstream and Mission ridge. Both neighbourhoods boast an above average number of six and seven figure homes, complete with swimming pools, hot tubs, and several stories. Both subdivisions are located close to both the town and Okanagan lake (incidentally, the home of the Ogopogo).

Of course, the many miles of lakefront also offer the perfect opportunity for some of the province’s most scenic golf courses. The Vernon and Spallumcheen golf and country clubs are among the most upscale developments in this line. Both incorporate condos right along the fairways as well as surrounding neighbourhoods with luxury homes for purchase.