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Buying Acreage in Vernon BC and the North Okanagan



North Okanagan Acreages are always one property type in high demand.


Buyers consider buying these larger properties for livestock, vegetable farming or simply for more privacy. Not only do acreage properties avoid that busy city congestion, but acreages also offer safe distancing from others. Whether it be a small hobby farm or a huge off-the-grid working farm, the acreage market in Vernon and the surrounding North Okanagan areas is on the rise.


Thinking about buying an acreage? Here are some important factors to consider when looking for an acreage. Keep in mind, acreage real estate is available for many price ranges, which are largely dictated by the following factors:


Location: The closer an acreage is to the amenities of a major center and services, generally the more expensive. The following sub-areas of the North Okanagan will be where the most acreage properties are found:


■ Armstrong / Spallumcheen

■ Enderby and area

■ Falkland and Salmon Valley

■ Coldstream and Lavington

■ Lumby and Cherryville (including Trinity Valley and Creighton Valley)

■ BX (both North and South)

■ Swan Lake West

■ Towards Silver Star Mountain

■ Okanagan Landing and Bella Visa


Size:  If all things are equal, the more acres - the more expensive.  As an example, at the time of writing, 37.03 acres on Young Road sold for 27% more than the adjacent property with 18.82 acres.  You will also note that double the acreage usually does not translate into double the price.


Property Type:  Generally speaking, the flatter the property – the more expensive. For example, 26 acres of beautiful flat, arable land recently sold for 50% more than a privacy acreage double the size.  Some of the different property types you will find in the Okanagan are:

■ Small parcels, mostly for privacy and a few domestic animals, generally 1-2 acres.

■ Hobby Farms which range anywhere from 2-5 and potentially up to 10 acres.

■ Horse Properties:  These properties are usually a minimum of 5 acres, are fairly flat, have various outbuildings such as corrals, tack rooms, hay sheds, are fenced and cross fences and barns and in some cases are even tricked up with riding rings other equestrian perks.

■ Farms:  Larger than the hobby farmer and more focused on farming for profit.  Usually flatter more arable land, some with commercial outbuildings as well.

■ Privacy Acreages:  Can be from a few acres to many, with less usable land yet the added bonus of no close neighbours.   (both North and South)

  

Servicing:  Some acreages located close to the major centers may utilize city services such as water, sewer and irrigation district water for fields and livestock. Many larger acreages and those that are farther away from the city likely supply their own services in the forms of wells and septic systems.  And still, others are right off the grid and even supply their own power source. 


Once your price range is established and you have picked your ideal location for your home, then comes the fun, interesting and often challenging part: finding the ideal acreage to buy. 


As mentioned above, size is an important consideration, as is property type. And often these two work together.  If you want a nice little hobby farm to call your own, you may give up having a 20-acre parcel with partially usable land and opt for 5 flat acres.  Many times a person will choose to sacrifice flat land, a view or arability if their primary goal is privacy and seclusion. 


Although it is an involved process to find an acreage that suits all aspects of your family’s wish list, it starts with a discussion about the most important items to you in your search: Location, Size, Property Type and/or Servicing.  From there we can suggest a strategy to start your property search with your goals in mind. 


Interested in buying a North Okanagan acreage? Or If you are thinking of selling your acreage - we’ve got buyers.

Check out current listings of Acreages for sale in Greater Vernon and the North Okanagan Here:

Vernon and North Okanagan Acreages Properties for sale

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  • 12407 Coldstream Creek Road Mun of Coldstream: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10281090

    12407 Coldstream Creek Road Coldstream V1B 1G2
    Main Photo: 12407 Coldstream Creek Road Mun of Coldstream: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10281090
    $15,900,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    10281090
    Bedrooms:
    7
    Bathrooms:
    9
    Floor Area:
    16,954 sq. ft.
    CHECK OUT THE NEW PRICE FOR THIS KALAMALKA LAKE ESTATE! Imagine-450 feet of level waterfront for you alone! Escape to one of the shaded areas or enjoy the full sun on the fabulous registered dock. The original 1909 home and boathouse were carefully reworked taking care not to disturb the mature setting and the massive oak tree that centers the grounds of this incredible 2.49-acre estate. The owners enhanced the grounds with a selection of trees and shrubs for more seasonal color and privacy. The home, guest home, and beach house are designed with massive timbers, clay tile roofs, and incredible stonework to blend into the park-like setting and give the impression of a long-established estate. Stone walls and lichen-covered stairways line the paths that connect the buildings and the Kalamalka lake beach! The lighted driveway circles the property for easy access and will over two impressive, gated entrances. The main entrance crosses over a man-made, re-circulating creek that appears to disappear into a stone culvert under the road, and the privacy wall along the east side features a welcoming water feature. Set slightly above the lakeshore, the main home enjoys the magnificent lake and lighted evening views while being almost hidden from lake-goers. The guest home and beach house are ready to enjoy and the Seller's builder will work with you to finish the approximately 16,000 sq. main home. Truly incredible value! (id:2493) More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Priscilla
    Salt Fowler
  • 10859 Clifford Road Okanagan North: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10314613

    10859 Clifford Road Vernon V1H 2H2
    Main Photo: 10859 Clifford Road Okanagan North: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10314613
    $13,999,000
    Other
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    10314613
    Build. Type:
    Other
    Unique opportunity to acquire a 32+ acre site located directly on Okanagan Lake, off Westside Road next to Parker Cove. This irreplaceable, flat site with over 1,700 ft of lake frontage is open for development with no zoning restrictions in place. Potential developments include single family home lots, RV/campground, mobile home park, multi-family, mixed-use, resort/hotel, or recreational uses. Approval process for a large-scale marina (up to 204 boat slips) is underway and anticipated to be approved. Environmental and archeological assessments recently completed. The acquired interest in the land will be a long-term lease of 98 years with potential for 125 years. The historic Westside Road, originally part of the Hudson Bay Trail, offers a connection to Vernon from the South Okanagan without having to cross Okanagan Lake. The road is sought out by tourists and motoring enthusiasts for its natural beauty and 330 curves leading to its nickname “Tail of the Ogopogo”. Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) is located at the head of Okanagan Lake in Vernon and their lands are comprised of 11,282 hectares, including the subject property. The attractiveness and prime locations of OKIB lands are drawing interest from a variety of developers for residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects. OKIB lands and Westside Road offer incredible views, an abundance of lake front access, and irreplicable development opportunities! (id:2493) More details
    Listed by Venture Realty Corp. and Angell Hasman & Assoc Realty Ltd.
    Salt Fowler
  • 2310 34 Street Commonage: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10306376

    2310 34 Street Vernon V1T 5W6
    Main Photo: 2310 34 Street Commonage: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10306376
    $10,900,000
    Multi-family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    10306376
    Rare multi-family site with additional land to add more units. Total of 40 townhomes fully rented with an annual NOI of 492K. Zoned RM2 and currently underutilized. $540,000 worth of capital improvements are underway with full renovation of 4 units. Offered for sale at 4.5% cap rate. Call for more information. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by Performance Power Play Realty
    Salt Fowler
  • 7156 & 7168 Nakiska Drive Foothills: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10310193

    7156 & 7168 Nakiska Drive Vernon V1B 2M5
    Main Photo: 7156 & 7168 Nakiska Drive Foothills: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10310193
    $8,500,000
    Vacant Land
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    10310193
    Experience the future of luxury living with our exceptional townhouse development in the prestigious foothills neighborhood of Keifer Estates. Surrounded by stunning views of the valley, rolling hills, and the captivating expanse of Kalamalka Lake, this prime Vernon location offers an unrivaled atmosphere of beauty and serenity. Our meticulously planned community presents an opportunity to create 71 remarkable residences, supported by two development permits. Whether you prefer the charm of 2-3 bedroom walk-up units or the spaciousness of 3-4 bedroom walkout designs, each home is envisioned to exceed expectations. Situated on approximately 3.8 acres, our development promises effortless access to the area's attractions, including the renowned Silver Star Ski Resort, just a short 20-minute drive away. Embrace the essence of modern foothills living in this dynamic and highly desirable locale. Moreover, our off-sites are complete, enhancing the appeal of this already impressive development site. Notably, it stands as one of the last build sites on the foot of Silver Star or east of Vernon, confirming its rarity and desirability. With the City of Vernon confirming the density, you can rest assured of the solidity of our commitment to excellence. Welcome to the future of luxury living at Keifer Estates. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by eXp Realty (Kelowna) and Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd
    Salt Fowler
  • 9455 Firehall Frontage Road Enderby / Grindrod: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10301137

    9455 Firehall Frontage Road Enderby V0E 1V3
    Main Photo: 9455 Firehall Frontage Road Enderby / Grindrod: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10301137
    $8,000,000
    Business
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    10301137
    Build. Type:
    Other
    This rehab and counseling facility covers an area of 25,000 square feet on 3.44 acres with excellent visibility from highway 97B. It has a long-term lease with the option to renew, ensuring a steady income. The facility offers furnished private rooms, two large kitchens, two dining areas, common bathrooms, a spacious lounge, offices, staff rooms, and storage. It has a natural gas boiler system with radiant floor heating, electric baseboards, fire detectors, and a sprinkler system. Cable TV is available in the common area, and there are step-in showers, a complete dining program, a septic system, water treatment, and two wells in place. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd
    Salt Fowler
  • 26 Commonage Road Commonage: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10303226

    26 Commonage Road Vernon V1H 1G4
    Main Photo: 26 Commonage Road Commonage: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10303226
    $7,750,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    10303226
    Bedrooms:
    5
    Bathrooms:
    3
    Floor Area:
    5,758 sq. ft.
    144.92 acre estate in Vernon city limits, with only +/- 9.6 acres within the ALR. 5200+ sq.ft. modern residence, completed in 2016, with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a stunning pool, and top-of-the-line cosmetics and mechanical systems. Current A2 zoning permits 12 hectare (30 acre) lots, creating immediate subdivision potential and long-term development potential. The land has significant pasture/grazing land (+/- 21 acres) which has been used for an organic lamb farm, and cattle. There is a small pond, an aspen grove, and significant cross-fencing (electric). Water is via a 4 gal/min well with a cistern system. The home is accessed via a 1 km private paved driveway. Finishings include polished heated concrete floors, cedar beams, wood burning fireplace + stove, and grand windows and sliding doors that access the saltwater pool. Outdoor space also has a firepit and hot tub, looking south towards the expansive lake and valley views that span to see the Bennett Bridge in Kelowna. High-efficiency GARN mechanical uses wood, thermal solar, and an electric heat pump. The property is just a few minutes drive to Predator Ridge Golf, Sparkling Hills, the new O'Rourke Winery, and is close to both Lake Country and Vernon. Outbuildings include a barn, and a 60'x40' workshop, perfect for a potential tack room if a buyer wishes to convert the lands to equestrian use. This shop also has a caretaker's suite. The property is adjacent to Ellison Provincial Park, making for a private location. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Kelowna
    Salt Fowler
  • 110 Russell Road Okanagan Landing: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10309738

    110 Russell Road Vernon V1H 1L2
    Main Photo: 110 Russell Road Okanagan Landing: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10309738
    $6,995,000
    Single Family
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    10309738
    Bedrooms:
    2
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,404 sq. ft.
    Sand, Sunsets & Space. This is a rare Gem with approx. 3 acres & 415 feet of gorgeous level Lakefront with a Home, Cottage & Shop awaiting your ideas....dream big, this property has it all and more! Large lawn area at Lakeside with the kind of privacy only a large acreage can provide and all gated and fenced. The upper area is huge with fruit trees, shop and an amazing rock bluff view of the lake and mountains. Recent dock with 16,000 Lb lift, end of the road privacy, expansive lawn, wide and deep lake frontage and crystal clear water awaits you. Truly, this property will inspire you and provide decades of enjoyment and memories. There is only one of these properties, don't wait to make it your own! (id:2493) More details
    Listed by RE/MAX Vernon
    Salt Fowler
  • 6758 Okanagan Avenue Okanagan Landing: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10311082

    6758 Okanagan Avenue Vernon V1H 1M2
    Main Photo: 6758 Okanagan Avenue Okanagan Landing: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10311082
    $6,490,000
    Vacant Land
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    10311082
    !Attention Developers! Welcome to Phase One of Apollo Hill! Development project consists of 23 Walk Up and Walk Out build Sites, Bring your ideas! All lots are fully serviced and zoned for a mortgage helper secondary suite. Current plans include - 3 beds Up + Den, 3 Bath, + 2 bedrooms, 1 bath Basement Suite and a double car garage. Located within a 10-minute walking distance to Okanagan Lake and directly across from Marshall Fields and Recreation Centre. Contact us today for more information on this exciting opportunity. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by Century 21 Assurance Realty Ltd
    Salt Fowler
  • 118 Enderby-Grindrod Road Enderby / Grindrod: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10283431

    118 Enderby-Grindrod Road Enderby V0E 1V0
    Main Photo: 118 Enderby-Grindrod Road Enderby / Grindrod: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10283431
    $6,400,000
    Agriculture
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    10283431
    Bedrooms:
    3
    Bathrooms:
    1
    Floor Area:
    1,300 sq. ft.
    140.82 acre dairy farm with 6 Titles located along the beautiful Shuswap River. Conventional double 6 herringbone parlour with auto-take offs. Newer 2000 USG Boumatic milk-tank. Approximately 130 acres of quality irrigated cropland under 127 acre feet of Water Licence supplied from the Shuswap River. Irrigation is delivered to the fields via 3 Irrifrance Hose Reels. Older but very functional cattle housing set up with dry pack and freestall beds. Stationary TMR feed delivery system to the milk cows. Silage is stored in long tubes on a concrete pad. Inground clay manure lagoon is located across the road with 12 month capacity of storage. There are 2 good homes on this farm, the main home is a 1300 sq ft 3 bed/1 bath and the second is a 975 sq ft 2 bed/1 bath, both with very nice updates. Family and farm services are located close by in the town of Enderby. This is a Share Sale of Rockledge Farms Ltd. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by Royal LePage Downtown Realty
    Salt Fowler
  • 5480 Anderson Way City of Vernon: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10272894

    5480 Anderson Way Vernon V1T 9V2
    Main Photo: 5480 Anderson Way City of Vernon: Okanagan Shuswap Real Estate Listing: MLS®# 10272894
    $5,950,000
    Vacant Land
    Status:
    Active
    MLS® Num:
    10272894
    Opportunity awaits. Flat useable land/ Zoned CD1 This is a great location for newer developments in the Vernon area. Lots of thriving businesses surrounding. (id:2493) More details
    Listed by Value Plus 3% Real Estate Inc.
    Salt Fowler
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