Love Where You Live - Lakefront Living in the Okanagan


Welcome to the Love Where You Live series! Today, Lisa Salt will share her experiences of living on the beautiful lake in Vernon. Lisa, a seasoned real estate professional, has a deep connection with the area, having been born and raised here. So let's dive into her insights on lakefront living.

A Return to the Lake

Lisa's journey into real estate began in 1993, and since then, she has witnessed Vernon's growth firsthand. While she temporarily moved to Vancouver for university, she found herself irresistibly drawn back to her hometown, which she knew was the perfect place to start her real estate career.

Living on the lake was a dream come true for Lisa. Growing up on the shores of Okanagan Lake, she had fond memories of waking up to stunning sunny days and diving straight into the refreshing waters during the summer months. For her, the lakefront felt like home, and she wouldn't have it any other way.

Life on the Lake

Lakefront living offers an extraordinary lifestyle, and Lisa couldn't be happier with her decision to return. Having easy access to the water means enjoying various water activities, such as boating and paddleboarding. Lisa and her family love using their sea dos, providing them with endless opportunities to explore the vast expanse of Okanagan Lake and create cherished memories.

For Lisa, living on the lake also means being part of a vibrant community. The Yacht Club, situated just steps away from her house, offers both boat parking for members and social memberships for enjoying events and meals.

Close-Knit Community and Convenient Amenities

Living on Okanagan Lake doesn't mean sacrificing access to essential amenities. Vernon, though not a big city, provides everything one might need. Lisa appreciates the convenience of being close to schools, shops, and restaurants. It takes just a short drive to reach the main street or the airport, and Vernon's relatively smaller size means minimal traffic congestion.

The Natural Beauty and Outdoor Adventure

Vernon offers a breathtaking landscape with its three beautiful lakes—Okanagan Lake, Kalamalka Lake, and Swan Lake. The area boasts numerous hiking trails, such as the ones leading to Ellison Park and Predator Ridge, where nature enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the surrounding beauty.

Beyond hiking, Vernon offers a plethora of outdoor activities, including biking, skiing at Silver Star, and golfing on the area's scenic courses.

New Developments and Affordable Living

With its growing popularity, lakefront living in Vernon has become an attractive prospect. Although new developments might be infrequent, opportunities like the Brooks Landing apartment building offer modern living on the waterfront.

Despite the increasing demand, Vernon remains a place where Lisa can afford to live on the lake without breaking the bank. The friendly community, beautiful surroundings, and accessible amenities make it a compelling choice for those seeking a serene yet vibrant lifestyle.

Lisa's Favorite Hangouts

As a local with a true passion for Vernon, Lisa shared some of her favorite spots in town. She enjoys dining at The Med, an eclectic restaurant known for its delicious food and warm ambiance.

Lisa Salt's journey from growing up on Okanagan Lake to becoming a prominent real estate professional is a testament to the allure of lakefront living in Vernon. The tranquil waters, vibrant community, and array of outdoor activities make this slice of paradise a place to call home. Whether you're considering a move or simply exploring the idea of lakefront living, Vernon has something truly special to offer.

Thank you, Lisa, for sharing your wonderful insights and experiences with us. We hope this interview inspires others to explore the beauty and charm of lakefront living in Vernon.

Stay tuned for more exciting stories in our Love Where You Live series! Until next time, remember to embrace and cherish the unique aspects of your own community, for there's no place like home.


About the Author: The article above, Love Where You Live - Lakefront Living in the Okanagan, was provided by Lisa Salt, an authority on Vernon BC and area real estate and a leader in the field of real estate blogging and vlogging.  Lisa and her group have helped literally helped thouands of families buy and sell homes since 1993. 

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