Armstrong Houses for Sale
Search all Armstrong Houses for Sale and real estate listings below. In northern Okanagan lies the small community of Armstrong. Well-known in its own right as a laid-back community surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, striking that perfect balance of being far enough off the beaten path to offer peaceful living while still offering residents solid access to convenient amenities.
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Armstrong Real Estate Market
Armstrong was recently listed as one of the top places to live in the country. The survey presented by msn.com pointed out the affordability of living in Armstrong in combination with the high-paying local jobs and the access to green spaces and outdoor recreation. Armstrong's relative affordability and strong economy make it a promising area for purchasing a home and for real estate investors looking for income-generating property.
Much of the available real estate in Armstrong comes in the form of single-family properties—often spacious ranchers built in the 1990s. These homes have often undergone renovations and offer sizeable furnished basements that allow potential as mortgage helper suites.
Armstrong is a small city in terms of area, which makes getting around a breeze. In the area around Memorial Park, you’ll find large two-storey homes with four or five bedrooms. The walkability and tranquility of this neighbourhood—in combination with the proximity to Armstrong Elementary School—make it an excellent choice for growing families.
Armstrong also has new condos available that could be perfect for young professionals, those looking to downsize, and property investors looking for a vacation property in the North Okanagan. ParkPlace is a new, centrally-located community that offers stylishly designed one and two-bedroom units with great mountain views.
Within Armstrong’s city limits, you’ll also find large, luxurious country-style homes on large acreage. These properties offer unmatched mountain views, excellent privacy and often feature wonderful little creeks. Slightly outside the city limits, you’ll find even larger properties stretching into the double digits of acreage that offer the unbelievable opportunity of owning ample pristine land in the North Okanagan.
About Armstrong, BC
Armstrong is a small city in British Columbia’s North Thompson Okanagan region. Armstrong is around twenty minutes north of the mid-sized city of Vernon and about an hour north of Kelowna. Armstrong is famous for the cheese produced in the region. Dutch immigrants first settled in the area in the 1950s and brought unique cheesemaking knowledge to the area. These days, there’s still a cheese factory in the Armstrong where visitors can pick up excellent locally-made cheese.
Armstrong has several thriving industries, including farming, ranching, forestry, and increasingly, tourism. For those looking to invest in a tight-knit community that offers scenic small-town living, Armstrong is an excellent choice.
Getting to Armstrong
Armstrong is conveniently located along BC Highway 97A, an offshoot of Highway 97 known as the Vernon-Sicamous Highway. Following Highway 97A north eventually links up to the Trans-Canada Highway, linking through the Rockies to Alberta. From Armstrong to Calgary, along this route is a seven-hour drive.
Armstrong is a mere 23 km from Vernon and only 73 km from Kelowna. The city of Salmon Arm is about a half-hour drive to the north. Kelowna International Airport is the easiest way to access Armstrong by air. It’s the 10th busiest airport in the country and offers regular flights to Canadian cities, including Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Victoria.
Armstrong has what’s known as a humid continental climate, which means there are significant differences in weather and temperature during the four seasons. Generally, temperatures in Armstrong are mild by Canadian standards.
You can expect temperatures to hover in the mid-twenties during the daytime, dropping down to the single digits at night in the summer months. In winter months, temperatures tend to stick around freezing, and there’s less precipitation than in other communities throughout the Interior. Fall is the rainiest time of year, with an average of ten rainy days each October.
Armstrong has a fascinating history as a railway town, which can be engaged with at the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Museum. There, you’ll find displays that reveal the community past more than a century ago, with an old schoolhouse, grocery store, railway replicas, in addition to archives and photographs for history buffs.
In Armstrong, there’s a strong culture of celebrating western culture and heritage. Armstrong is home to the Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede, a five-day agricultural fair that happens over the Labour Day Weekend and draws more than 150,000 attendees each year, making it British Columbia’s second-biggest fair.
Public schools in Armstrong are operated by School District 83, which also operates schools in Salmon Arm, the Shuswap Lake area, and the nearby city of Enderby. In Armstrong, there are two primary schools in addition to a single middle school and high school.
Armstrong's nearest post-secondary education institution is the Vernon Campus of Okanagan College—a mere twenty-five-minute drive away. The Vernon campus of Okanagan College offers a range of unique programs to students, in addition to the ability to earn university credits for degrees to finish off at other post-secondary institutions.
Armstrong Health Care
Armstrong's local health care services are offered at the Pleasant Valley Health Centre, which provides access to several community health programs, radiology services, laboratory work, physiotherapy, and general medicine. The nearest hospital is Jubilee Hospital in Vernon, a large, well-equipped facility offering the full range of necessary services.
Things to Do in Armstrong
Head down to the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery to learn more about the community. In addition to the informative historical displays, you’ll find the works of talented local artists on display—paintings, photography, glasswork, pottery, and more. The museum periodically offers art workshops and a Painting In The Park series for children during the summer.
Armstrong may be best known as a cheese-producing community. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, you’ll want to head to the local cheese factory to taste the local specialties and see how they make cheese. The Village Cheese Company uses unique recipes and local milk, and for only $2, they’ll give you a tour of the facility, showing how it’s all done and allowing you to taste their cheese.
In addition to producing cheese, Armstrong is also known for the asparagus grown at the farms in the region. Armstrong is also home to the Asparagus Community Theatre, a local theatre company that puts on ambitious community theatre productions throughout the year.
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