Why Buy a Lake Country Home?
A Quick Overview of Lake Country Homes
About a 30-minute car ride north of Kelowna and a 30-minute ride south of Vernon lies the quiet municipality of Lake Country. The easy commute out to this area takes you to this area of scenic high plateaus with sweeping views of the three surrounding lakes: Lake Okanagan, Woods Lake, and Duck Lake.
In this community, you’re never far from the water. So, if you’re looking for a home that’s close to the water’s edge, a move to Lake Country might feel like a dream come true.
A Fisherman’s Paradise
Fishermen (and women!) love the game opportunities that abound in the lakes and streams surrounding Lake Country.
The waters surrounding Lake Country are filled with the next big catch. Look for:
- Bigmouth bass
- Smallmouth bass
- Rainbow trout
- Lake trout
It’s not uncommon to hear stories of fish that weigh in at over 9 kg! Is that a fisherman’s story? Maybe or maybe not. Fish the lakes and find out for yourself!
Conveniences Right at Home
While you’re a comfortable drive from two cities, you will find that Lake Country has everything you need right at home! Local grocery stores, banking services, pharmacies, and even big box chains have made their way out to the ever-expanding community.
Shop the small but charming Lakewood Mall for gifts, specialty foods, and small boutiques as well as dining at their restaurants or enjoying a cup of coffee at Tim Horton’s.
There are also many vineyards to tour in Lake Country, each of which has distinct flavors and must be sampled. The following are just a few of the fine examples of BC wines you’ll find in Lake Country:
- Arrowhead Cellars
- Gray Monk Estate Winery
- Ex Nihilo Vineyards
- Quails Gate Winery
- Intrigue Wines
- Blind Tiger Vineyards
- 50th Parallel Estate Wines
Check out the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce for more information on this rapidly-expanding community.
Lake Country Homes
Lake Country homes are amongst the most diverse in the Okanagan. Their price points range wildly depending on several factors including the proximity to one of the lakes.
Naturally, lakefront homes cost more than those that don’t face the lake. But don’t let that stop you. All homes in Lake Country are less than a 15-minute drive to the water. There are plenty of boat launches with ample parking for your trailer and beaches you can enjoy, even if you don’t live right on the water.
For those who don’t purchase Lake Country waterfront homes, the homes away from the water are often closer to the other amenities in town such as baseball diamonds, playgrounds, and skateboard parks. All of these are well-maintained and appealing to families with children.
Other factors include the age and the size of the home you desire. Most of the Lake Country homes are detached single-family homes with large lot sizes and a price tag to match. However, there are also condominiums and townhomes available that make the dream of living in Lake Country a more affordable reality.