Vernon Real Estate

Choosing Vernon Real Estate

Vernon Information

Fur traders first arrived in Vernon in 1811 and the first development was along Swan Lake, a lake just north of Vernon.  The town was named after Forbes George Vernon, a British Army Lieutenant who was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Fur and gold brought settlers to the town, and by the early 1900s Vernon was recognized  as the economic hub of the Okanagan.

Prime Vernon Real Estate areas like East Hill and Mission Hill grew up at this time in the expanding town, and the town continued to grow due when a military base was set up in the area. During both World Wars, Vernon was used as a training ground for Canadian troops.

Getting Around

Highway 97, Highway 97A and Highway 6 all run through Vernon. The local transit, including the handyDART public bus service, is operated by Vernon Regional Transit, through BC Transit. Greyhound Canada also serves Vernon.


Vernon has 14 elementary schools and 5 high schools. Important for many of those looking to find real estate in Vernon are the locations of the schools, which are located around the Vernon area:

  • Vernon Secondary School – East Hill
  • Kalamalka High School – Coldstream
  • Fulton High School – Wesbuild Center
  • Seaton High School – Downtown Vernon
  • Charles Bloom Secondary – Lumby

Sports, Arts and Culture

Vernon is known for its superb golf courses and world class ski resorts. It also has a vibrant art scene, with a state of the art performing arts center and a yearly music festival which draws crowds from across the country. When choosing real estate in Vernon it’s important to think about how you will spend your spare time in the summer and winter, so you can decide which area to .

Vernon Real Estate

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