A 10-minute drive northeast from Kelowna via Highway 97 takes you into the Glenmore Valley and the charming suburban neighbourhood of Glenmore. This community is comprised primarily of working families; these are commuters who take advantage of Glenmore’s more affordably-priced homes and the quick drive into the city for work. The area is marked by growth that brings a mix of small, older homes with appealing charm and large, new homes with contemporary features. There is a home for everyone!
Vibrant Shopping Destinations
This area is the hub of shopping for Kelowna as well as the surrounding communities of Glenmore, Dilworth, Kelowna South, and Ellison. The variety of vibrant shopping destinations adds convenience for everyone.
Here you will find a charming mixture of locally-owned boutiques, cinemas, big box chain stores, banks, pharmacies, and shopping centres. A favorite local shopping destination is the Orchard Park Shopping Centre. This sprawling shopping complex houses over 150 chain stores and dining spots for the locals to enjoy.
Views from the Valley
The Glenmore Valley offers residents views of the surrounding mountains. There are some lake views in Glenmore close to Knox Mountain and in the newer subdivisions. From almost any place in Glenmore, you’re looking up at the mountains and gain a true appreciation for the majestic beauty that surrounds you.
Glenmore Housing Mix
Glenmore is an intriguing community and housing market. The housing mix ranges from one-bedroom condominiums to luxurious million-dollar properties. Here are the available housing types and price ranges:
Condominiums: There is a fantastic inventory of condos in Glenmore. These multi-family unit complexes allow buyers to purchase homes in a community setting. Some of the condominium complexes offer many amenities: fitness rooms, swimming pools, greenspaces, on-site laundry facilities, and are pet-friendly. Each condo association has its own rules, so check them carefully and look at all the amenities before making an offer. Retirees often opt for this housing arrangement.
Townhomes: Semi-detached townhomes and duplexes represent a significant portion of the Glenmore home inventory. These offer a little more space than the condominiums and normally are at a slightly higher price point. One big advantage of a townhome over a condo is that you normally have a little bit of outdoor patio space, often separated by a privacy fence from your neighbor’s patio. This makes it a great option for families with children who still need a budget-friendly home.
Homes from the 1980s: Developers flocked to Glenmore in the 1980s to take advantage of the then-wide-open space. You’ll find that they built most of the homes in this area during that era. They are traditional in architecture and on smaller, more affordable lots. While the homes may be closer together, the neighbourhood is considered a quiet area. These classic homes come with a price tag in the middle- to upper-range
New Homes: Topping out the housing mix are new homes. These are larger, newly constructed homes. These homes are built on small lots because the area is already established; the land is scarce. New homes offer the latest features and conveniences are carry the highest price tag in the area. Yet, these homes are more affordable here than they would be in other locations in the Okanagan.