Where to live

Re: Where to live

Postby OKkayak » Sep 6th, 2018, 9:28 pm

Vernon isn't my dream place to live, but these are absolute BS:
Scrobins94 wrote:No jobs,

Everyone I know who lives here has jobs, and good paying ones as well.
Scrobins94 wrote:no good shopping,

No worse than anywhere else in the Valley.
Scrobins94 wrote:no good restaurants.

:laugh: Just a quick trip down Main Street has an abundance of great non-franchise resturants.

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Re: Where to live

Postby Nihlo » Sep 17th, 2018, 10:36 pm

I agree. Whenever I encounter someone that speaks poorly of Vernon's quality I consider them spoiled. You should see some of the places people live in this country, particularly in the north. Vernon is very nice, and how dare anyone say that it has no good restaurants!

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Re: Where to live

Postby dontrump » Sep 18th, 2018, 9:27 am

OKkayak wrote:Vernon isn't my dream place to live, but these are absolute BS:
Scrobins94 wrote:No jobs,

Everyone I know who lives here has jobs, and good paying ones as well.
Scrobins94 wrote:no good shopping,

No worse than anywhere else in the Valley.
Scrobins94 wrote:no good restaurants.

:laugh: Just a quick trip down Main Street has an abundance of great non-franchise resturants.



Vernon has tons of jobs tons of good resturants and pubs great winter sports great summer sports

shopping?? my gawd man there are so many good stores in Vernon to shop its crazy

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Re: Where to live

Postby Catsumi » Sep 18th, 2018, 6:47 pm

Purr-fectly satisfactory food wise, entertainment, driveability, and easy shopping.

My greatest worry is that peeps move here and ruin it all, as has happened in Kelowna/Kamloops. Insane!
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Re: Where to live

Postby Scrobins94 » Sep 20th, 2018, 9:52 pm

Sure if you compare Vernon to some dinky little town in Northern BC then yes, Vernon has lots of amenities. But for a city of its size, Vernon should have more restaurants, shopping, and good jobs.

But somehow, Vernon manages to be as dangerous and full of homeless and junkies as East Hastings in Vancouver.
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Re: Where to live

Postby Catsumi » Sep 20th, 2018, 10:02 pm

I had visitor yesterday and had a devil of a time trying to decide which wonderful restaurant to lunch at. Settled on Bamboo Beach, Japanese cuisine, absolutely delicious. Place was packed with happy diners...many choices, I know they are all terrific.

You either don't live here or never go out, Scrobbins.

Give it a whirl and quit whining. :biggrin:
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Re: Where to live

Postby Scrobins94 » Sep 20th, 2018, 10:13 pm

Catsumi wrote:I had visitor yesterday and had a devil of a time trying to decide which wonderful restaurant to lunch at. Settled on Bamboo Beach, Japanese cuisine, absolutely delicious. Place was packed with happy diners...many choices, I know they are all terrific.

You either don't live here or never go out, Scrobbins.

Give it a whirl and quit whining. :biggrin:


I lived in Vernon, as I have lived in Vancouver and other parts of the world and now Kelowna. Trust me, besides the Japanese restaurant across the street from Blast from the Past, all other Japanese restaurants in Vernon suck.

But Vernon ranks highly on something:
https://604now.com/crime-british-columb ... us-cities/

"Vernon, also in Interior BC, has a population of 39,690. It ranks 9/229 on the Crime Severity Index in all of Canada..."
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Re: Where to live

Postby Fancy » Sep 20th, 2018, 10:41 pm

Scrobins94 wrote:"Vernon, also in Interior BC, has a population of 39,690. It ranks 9/229 on the Crime Severity Index in all of Canada..."
For break and enter - the City needs to stop living in the past and start protecting assets. Can't leave valuables lying around as other cities have realized - still a great place to live.
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Re: Where to live

Postby Catsumi » Sep 20th, 2018, 10:44 pm

Glad to hear that Kelowna suits you.
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Re: Where to live

Postby OKkayak » Sep 20th, 2018, 11:58 pm

Scrobins94 wrote:[Trust me, besides the Japanese restaurant across the street from Blast from the Past, all other Japanese restaurants in Vernon suck.

Yeah, no they don't. Went to Raku Ramen the other night, fantastic :up:
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Re: Where to live

Postby OKkayak » Sep 21st, 2018, 12:12 am

Scrobins94 wrote:Sure if you compare Vernon to some dinky little town in Northern BC then yes, Vernon has lots of amenities. But for a city of its size, Vernon should have more restaurants, shopping, and good jobs.

Huh?

We have 6 large/major grocery stores, 3 major hardware stores, a big box electronics store, and a crap load of other major brand/specialty stores supplemented by an army of small to medium sized stores selling everything we need. We have every major non-high end car brand dealerships here, with the exception of Mazda. In your opinion, what more does Vernon "need" or "is missing"?

I'm far from being a Vernon fan, but in regards to good restaurants and amenities, Vernon isn't laking one bit.
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Re: Where to live

Postby Muzza » Sep 21st, 2018, 9:07 am

We have 6 large/major grocery stores, 3 major hardware stores, a big box electronics store, and a crap load of other major brand/specialty stores supplemented by an army of small to medium sized stores selling everything we need. We have every major non-high end car brand dealerships here, with the exception of Mazda. In your opinion, what more does Vernon "need" or "is missing"?


Still waiting for Chapters....... :( That would complete things for me!

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Re: Where to live

Postby Catsumi » Sep 21st, 2018, 1:40 pm

Oh Muzza, we have a wonderful library across from a gorgeous pocketpark. :biggrin:
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Re: Where to live

Postby gman313 » Sep 21st, 2018, 1:45 pm

Nihlo wrote:I agree. Whenever I encounter someone that speaks poorly of Vernon's quality I consider them spoiled. You should see some of the places people live in this country, particularly in the north. Vernon is very nice, and how dare anyone say that it has no good restaurants!


Vernon is C R A P.

Pure and simple. If you walk in Polson park almost guaranteed to get stabbed. The hospital has numerous fines from WorkSafe BC and the economy is pathetic
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Re: Where to live

Postby Fancy » Sep 21st, 2018, 1:48 pm

lol - been to Polson Park many times - haven't been stabbed yet. The hospital I haven't had an issue with either. Love the little shops and eateries and how helpful people are. Lots of wonderful neighbourhood and don't know anyone that has any different issues than a lot of others.
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