Foothills Houses for Sale
Search all Foothills Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. Foothills is a neighbourhood in Vernon, BC, and covers the foothills around the Silver Star Ski Resort. Homes in Foothills offer panoramic views of Kalamalka Lake, Okanagan Lake and downtown Vernon.
The opportunities to enjoy the mountain views and surrounding nature are endless, with an abundance of trails along the Grey Canal trail system in the Vernon Foothills. Be sure to register for a free account so that you can receive email alerts whenever new Foothills properties come on the market.
Real Estate in Foothills
Whether you are a flourishing family, a first-time homebuyer or a newly/seasoned retiree, there are several property types for sale in the Foothills neighbourhood. Property types include newer and mature single-family homes, a smaller selection of townhomes, and building lots. There is also a selection of newer homes with legal suites for multiple-family dwellings or if you're looking for a mortgage-helper rental suite.
Houses are typically well-sized with four or more bedrooms, lots of natural sunlight through the large windows and many homes feature double garages, along with beautifully landscaped lots and plenty of green space. Not to mention the panoramic views of the mountains from large decks these homes often feature.
This community is loved for the privacy of living in the hills, yet still only 10 minutes to downtown Vernon. Local shops in Foothills include Butcher Boys and Hunter's Grocery. The foothills are also only 20 minutes to the ski and cross-country slopes at Silver Star Mountain Resort and Sovereign Lake Park and a 45-minute commute to the Kelowna Airport.
About Foothills, Vernon
Staying true to its name, the Foothills neighbourhood in Vernon, BC, lies on rolling hills between the scenic mountains that make up this Okanagan region. Foothills is a beautiful neighbourhood with nature at your door and views of three of the most spectacular lakes: Kalamalka, Okanagan and Swan Lake.
Historically the Foothills area was referred to as "Jackass Mountain." However, most Vernon residents now know the popular area as the Foothills. The area still has an abundance of wildlife, especially near the top of the knoll, where there has been no real estate development. The Foothills was a popular area for horseback riding in the 1980s along the BX Creek trailhead, but it has been developed progressively throughout the years and is known as Star Road in the Foothills community.
The Foothills is minutes from Vernon's honourable schools, including BX School, The Vernon Christian School, École Beairsto Elementary, and Seaton High School.
Things to Do in Foothills
Enjoy the basketball courts, tennis courts, and playground at the Silver Star Foothills Community Park and two dog parks in the area, Mutrie Dog Park and BX Dog Park.
SilverStar Mountain Resort
SilverStar Mountain is a fan favourite among Okanagan Residents. With SilverStar only 30 minutes northeast of downtown Vernon, it is the perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway. Whether you're an experienced pow shredder or want to learn, SilverStar is an excellent place to visit. You can rent equipment or take a lesson, and enjoy some hot tea with a view after.
Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre
Near Vernons North & South BX neighbourhood, Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre is home to a world-class cross-country ski resort. The Nordic centre is a half-hour drive northeast of Vernon towards Silver Star Mountain. At 1,660 meters in elevation and over 50 km of groomed trails, Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre is the place to be for avid winter enthusiasts. Sovereign Lake even hosts events and competitions, including BC Junior Biathlon and offers lessons.
Silver Star Foothills Trail
This is a relatively simple hike, with some moderate areas where you can access the Grey Canal Trail. Enjoy the hobby farmyards with horses, llamas, and pigeons as you pass above them on the trail. Across Silver Star Rd, to the east, is a connecting trail that takes you to the bottom of the BX Creek Trail.
BX Creek and Falls Trail
The BX Falls is an exciting hike of roughly 3 km and typically takes two hours to complete. Going off the trail, enjoying the streaming creek, climbing over the logs and around the trees is not difficult. The falls themselves are at the bottom of steps, and the reward of dipping your toes in the cool water is worth well worth it. Located 13 minutes drive northeast of Vernon along Silver Star Road, this is an excellent activity for a hot Okanagan day.