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    Creek Front Acreage with Development Potential - Vernon, BC

    Okanagan Listing No. 21152

    79.5 acres of flat useable land outside the ALR. Close to Silver Star Mountain. 2 separate access points. 650 m of creek frontage. Recently logged and all merchantable timber removed. Excellent climate for gardening & self-sufficient living. 5 minutes to town.


    Price
    $999,000

    Size
    79.5 acres

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    Description

    The perfect investment or development property. Located on the outskirts of Vernon, British Columbia on the way to Silver Star Mountain Resort is 79.5 acres of flat useable land. Located completely outside the ALR and designated within the OCP as a future “country residential” zone with would allow 5-acre parcels this property has Crown land directly to the north and residential country acreage developments to the east and west. Only minutes to downtown Vernon the demand for acreages in this area is high. Rezoning from LH (Large holdings) to a zoning with a smaller minimum parcel size is likely as the property is ripe for re-development with two separate access points to the property, one from the east and one from the west. A beautiful and serene area, this land is close to the ski mountain and abundant recreational opportunity.

    A year-round crystal clear creek runs for 650 metres through the north part of the property. Properties with excellent freshwater sources are quickly becoming one of the best investments you can make. The property has been logged recently with all merchantable timber removed. There is plenty of non-merchantable timber remaining on the property as well as deciduous trees. A network of logging roads through the property will serve as a good starting point for future development of this parcel.

    The property is flat and usable and would make an incredible large estate property with plenty of room for animals. This area enjoys the warm sun of the North Okanagan with an excellent climate for gardening and self-sufficient living. When you're at the property you feel as though you are completely back to nature when in reality you're only a short hop into downtown Vernon or further south towards Kelowna and all the Okanagan region has to offer.

    Call the listing REALTOR® for more information or to book a time to go by for a look today!!

    Location

    8910 Forsberg Road - Vernon, BC on the way to Silver Star Mountain Resort

    Access

    Refer to the mapping section of this listing.

    Area Data

    The Greater Vernon area has three beautiful lakes, rolling hills and scenic vistas. It consists of the City of Vernon, Silver Star Mountain Resort, the District of Coldstream, the Village of Lumby and the community of Lavington.

    You'll find people at all stages of life in Vernon. Young couples, growing families, singles and those enjoying their retirement years, have all chosen Vernon as home. World-renowned golf courses, agri-tourism, hiking and biking trails and outdoor adventure are here for your enjoyment.

    The City of Vernon is the largest city in British Columbia's North Okanagan Regional District and provides all the amenities of a major city.

    Vernon is a city in the Okanagan region of British Columbia. The first name given to the location by the Syeelhwh Nation was Nintle-Moos-Chin, which refers to “jumping over place where the creek narrows.”

    The population of Greater Vernon (including Coldstream) is around 60,000. Like the rest of the Okanagan Valley, Vernon has a semi-arid climate with hot (and I mean hot!), dry summers and mild winters.

    Vernon, British Columbia, a four-season playground where adventure awaits around every corner. Everything you need right here to plan a fantastic trip to Vernon, from top tips on where to shop, eat, sleep and play, to vacation packages and special deals, to insider information on Vernon events and year-round action and fun!

    In the spring, hike, bike and adventure through fields and valleys bursting with blooms. Summer is all about the warm-water lakes—swimming, boating, SUP and more have visitors returning again and again. In fall, experience a harvest season second to none, with all the beauty and bounty you can expect of the season. And in winter, take home tales of champagne powder snow and horse-drawn sleighs.

    Vernon is magical in any season; you're invited in every season. It's time to activate your Vernon adventure!

    Recreation

    • Skiing at Silver Star Mountain Resort
    • Golfing at several world renowned golf courses
    • Many lakes for boating, fishing water skiing
    • Hiking
    • Sledding
    • Wine touring
    • Cycling
    • Camping RVing
    • Resorts and spas
    • Orchard visits
    • Bars and nightlife

    History

    Vernon is the oldest community in the Okanagan. For thousands of years the Interior Salish inhabited this beautiful area. They thrived here until the early 1800s, when big changes came to the valley.

    First came the fur traders, then the miners, the Oblate missionaries, and finally, the Hudson Bay Company. By 1890 the CPR main line was completed and a charter was granted for construction of a branch line from Sicamous to Okanagan Landing.

    Cattle ranching and growing wheat were the two main industries here. Then, in the 1890s Lord Aberdeen introduced fruit farming to the area.

    More and more people moved to the area and Vernon's first city hall was built in 1903. It was also a fire hall and a public reading room. In 1904 Vernon was the largest town in the valley and the first to have a bank.

    Growing fruit soon replaced cattle ranching as the area's number one industry. Water was brought into the area from Okanagan Lake through the Grey Canal—a 30.6 km (19 mi) irrigation system. By 1908 land prices had risen from $1 an acre to $150 an acre. Vernon became a trading hub in the Okanagan for ranchers and orchardists alike.

    Vernon's military camp was built in 1913, right around the time the area was hit by an economic depression that lasted well into the mid-1930s. The 1950s brought a real estate boom to the area and by the 1960s out-dated civic facilities were torn down and replaced.

    Much of Vernon's history can be seen on the 27 murals you'll find gracing our downtown buildings. You'll be swept back in time as these larger than life paintings depict the history, culture, folklore and scenery.

    Agriculturally diverse, Vernon now thrives as the present day centre of the North Okanagan. The abundance of lakes, rivers, and mountains makes Vernon a destination that visitors love to discover.

    Boundaries

    Please see the mapping section (All boundaries are approximate).

    Map Reference

    50°19'24.69"N and 119° 7'56.64"W

    Services

    Power (not to property line, but very close by)

    Tax Details

    $2,095.53 (2021)

    Zoning

    LH

    Legal

    THE SOUTH 1/2 OF DISTRICT LOT 2245 OSOYOOS DIVISION YALE DISTRICT
    PID 011-808-071

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.

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