Rutland South real estate

Rutland South real estate

Rutland South Real Estate

Rutland South

Rutland South is affordable, mostly flat with established older homes on large lots and growing with newer family subdivisions. There are some farm acreages and orchards. One of the most beautiful attrations is Mission Creek Park which has a walking/ biking trail that runs alook the Creek. Along the trails you will see cross country runners, families with strollers and mountain bikes. This community is close to shopping at Orchard Park Mall. Offers both english and french emmersion schools. This community is close to shopping at Orchard Park Mall. Offers both english and french emmersion schools.

In the fall a great adventure is watching the Kokanee Salmon Run. There is a festival held in September to celebrate Kokanee salmon’s  historical,cultural, and environmental importance. It happens at the same time as the yearly return of the salmon from Okanagan Lake to spawn in the areas rivers and streams for about four to six weeks.

 

Price Range:

Single family home $358,000 to $700,000 and Condos starting at $192,000 for a 1 bedroom condo.condos

Attractions:

Belgo Park, Mission Creek Linear Park, great road bike and mountain bike trails

Schools: Quigley Elementary, South Rutland Elementary, Springvalley Middle School (7-9),Springfield Elementary , Belgo Elementary K-6 English and French Studio 9

For more information about properties available for sale and current listings please contact Andrew Smith 250-979-8066.We will email listings with your criteria in price range and requirements, when you see something you would like to view we will set up the showing for you.

Kelowna Waterfront Homes and Condominiums For Sale

Kelowna Waterfront Homes and Condominiums For Sale

Kelowna Waterfront Homes and Condos For Sale

Why Buy A Kelowna Waterfront Home or Condo?

Quick Overview of Kelowna Lakeshore Homes

Imagine. A pristine lake shimmering under the sun, its water clear and blue. In the distance, mountains rise from the landscape. A small city is set upon the shores of this lake, offering waterfront parks, clean beaches, and a vibrant downtown district. The finest amenities and cultural activities surround you and your home is right in the middle of all this beauty.

You don’t need to imagine this idyllic life! This is lakefront living at its best, at the Kelowna waterfront district The views are drop-dead gorgeous; downtown is at your doorstep; and beaches, walking trails, and parks all beckon you to join this vibrant community.

Kelowna’s Premier Location

You’ve all heard the old real estate mantra: Location, location, location. This especially holds true when you’re talking about waterfront property, and Kelowna’s water front is no exception to the rule. Homes on Kelowna’s lakeshore are the premier homes of the region.

Okanagan Lake homes hold their value because they are always in high demand. With views of the lake at your doorstep, you should never have a problem selling when it’s time! This district attracts the most discriminating buyers in the region.

Commutes are no problem when you are steps away from downtown! Local executives often justify the higher home price tag with the savings on their commuting and vehicle expenses and just walk blocks from home to work!

This location gives you immediate access to the recreational opportunities offered by Kelowna’s city parks, beaches, and boat launches. That’s not to mention the cultural events, arts, and entertainment provided by local downtown venues.

Kelowna Water front Real Estate

Local Culture and Fine Arts

Kelowna’s water front hosts the downtown arts and cultural district. Here you will find local art, museums, fine dining, and local boutique shopping.

Downtown Kelowna hosts several museums that celebrate the region’s history, culture, and geology:

  • Okanagan Heritage Museum
  • Okanagan Wine and Orchard Museum
  • Okanagan Military Museum
  • Central Okanagan Sports Hall of Fame
  • The Laurel Packinghouse

Those who appreciate the performing arts will also enjoy live performances by Ballet Kelowna and the Community Theatre. The productions of both of these add to the colorful palette that is downtown Kelowna.

You truly can experience the fine arts in downtown Kelowna.

Freehold vs. Leasehold

Not all Okanagan lakeshore homes will have freehold title. There are many stretches of the lakeshore where cottages have been built on leasehold land. Although you will not be buying the freehold title to the land you still own the buildings on that land, and you’ll have a lease agreement term with the landowner. The advantage to this is that you can usually buy waterfront homes for less than you would buy one that has freehold title. This way you get to enjoy a detached home on Lake Okanagan for a fraction of the cost. A cottage on the lake could be priced anywhere between $700,000 and $2,000,000.

 

Kelowna Waterfront Homes

Kelowna’s Lakeshore homes tend to be smaller to offset the price tag that comes with lakefront living. However, that doesn’t mean that you’re sacrificing quality. These homes are often cottages, condominiums, or townhomes.

Homes are built with an eye for quality with lots of storage and unique architectural details that you’d expect to go with a luxury home. Windows face the water and allow you to take in the stellar lake views while you enjoy your morning coffee or unwind with a glass of local wine at the end of the day.

The condo or townhome option allows you to live a virtually maintenance-free lifestyle which will enable you to work, play, and enjoy all that the Kelowna and downtown have to offer. From boating to museums, it really is a magical place.

Market Update

Breathtaking properties from a small cabin style home starting at $800,000 upto $14 million for magnificent lakeshore’s acreages. Condo’s without a lakeview start at $350,000 upto $1,600,000 for a townhome with private entrance.

For families searching for property on the water front Kelowna South homes offer some great selections

 

 

 

Black Mountain Real Estate Latest Homes and Condos

Black Mountain Real Estate Latest Homes and Condos

Black Mountain Real Estate

Why Buy A Black Mountain Home?

 

Quick Overview of Black Mountain

About 20 minutes due east from the Kelowna waterfront, the neighbourhood rises 305 meters above the city of Kelowna and offers sweeping views of the Okanagan Valley and beyond to offer glimpses of sparkle that is Okanagan Lake in the distance.

Black Mountain is named for its dark and lush volcanic soil and is known for being a community that’s perfect for those who desire a home with a view. The mountainside community is made up of those who embrace an outdoors lifestyle but need the easy commute to work in Kelowna.

“Base Camp” for the Skiing EnthusiastThe perfect location for the skiing enthusiast to establish his or her home aka “base camp.”  This is because Black Mountain is just a scenic and enjoyable 30-minute drive to Big White Ski Resort, British Columbia’s premier ski resort.

Known for having some of the best powder in BC, Big White Ski Resort offers ski lifts to 118 well-groomed ski trails. The 2200-meter elevation has trails which range from beginner to advanced, so there’s a trail for every visitor! Those who prefer a little tamer a ride can enjoy a riding the tubing option instead of skiing.

In the summertime, hiking opportunities abound. Ascend challenging trails and you’ll be rewarded with magnificent 365-degree views vistas below. Pack a picnic and make a day of it with your family.

Big White resort amenities also include dining, shopping, a day spa, and even childcare! It’s a stay-cation widely enjoyed by local  residents.

A Golf Lover’s Mecca

Black Mountain homes are also located close to Black Mountain Golf Club, a challenging and perfectly-manicured golf club that’s a golf lover’s mecca. This public golf course offers sweeping views of the valley, obstacles that will entertain even the most seasoned golfer, and a clubhouse that is considered by many to be Black Mountain’s finest dining.

They hold numerous tournaments and special events throughout the season, which runs from April to October, and are an integral part of the lifestyle.

Black Mountain Homes

Black Mountain homes come in all sizes, styles, and price points. From humble fixer-upper homes to stately executive homes to luxury townhomes, people flock to this area to enjoy an outdoors lifestyle, the quiet neighborhoods. Yet, they are just a quick commute from Kelowna. Shopping, dining, and other amenities are located nearby.

The detached homes generally sit on larger lots that are perfect for hosting summer get-togethers and parties. Homes are spaced apart enough for privacy yet close enough to neighbors to make the homeowners feel like part of the community.

 

Black Mountain townhomes are situated in neighborhoods close to the local elementary school and are available for a more affordable price than the detached homes. The big advantage is that townhomes offer maintenance-free exteriors, so the homeowners can get out more often an enjoy all the fun activities that the Blackmountain area has to offer!

Market Update

April 2018 activity for homes and condos. There are presently 45 homes listed from $460,000 to $3 million for a home on acreage.

3 bedroom Townhomes asking $570,000 to $580,000. For families searching for homes in Black Mountain may also be interested in properties in Rutland North

Rutland North

Rutland North

Rutland North Real Estate

RUTLAND NORTH PROPERTIES FOR SALE

A Quick Overview of Rutland North

Rutland North homes are popular with young families and first-time homeowners because of the value and affordability of the community. The area is bustling with these young homeowners as well as with students of the University of British Columbia Okanagan as the campus is close to the neighborhood.  Rounding out the citizens of the area are senior citizens who can stretch their retirement dollars by choosing a condo or house in the neighborhood.

Abundant Parks

The residents love affordability and value. Therefore, they keep their budgets tight by enjoying the abundant parks and access to the Mission Creek Greenway walking trails is just 10 minutes away.  The trail starts at Lakehore Rd in the Mission through to Black Mountain

The City of Kelowna operates several parks in the community. There are playspaces for children of all ages, walking trails, picnic spots, and gardens to visit. The residents take full advantage of these wonderful, free facilities. A few of the more popular parks and their amenities are as follow:

  • Rutland Centennial Park: playground, benches, dogs on-leash permitted
  • Rutland Sports Field: community garden, BMX facility, soccer and baseball facilities, walking trails, off-leash dogs permitted, picnic area
  • Chichester Wetland Park: wetland park, features a pond, turtles, and migrating birds, conservation area
  • Edith Gay Park: baseball diamond, tennis courts, playground, benches, on-leash dogs are permitted
  • Ben Lee Park: Popular park in the summertime for skateboarding, water park, playground, basketball courts and family picnic areas and of course a great place to take a book along to read.

The Mission Creek Greenway is a free system of walking and bicycling trails.  This 16.5 km long trail runs along historic Mission Creek and connects Kelowna city parks, greenspaces, and wildlife viewing areas along the route. It stretches from the mountains to the Okanagan Lake waterfront. Over 1,000 people use the trail every day!

The  UBCO Community

Many homes are owned by employees of the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO). The proximity to campus makes this a desirable location for them to call home. With a short commute to campus, many residents ride bicycles to get there.

UBCO provides a dynamic and diverse vibe to the community. With over sixty degree programs, they draw students and workers from all over Canada and even have a thriving international community on campus.

UBCO also provides the budget-conscious young families access to high-quality cultural events, such as art shows and concerts, at bargain prices!

Facilities Rutland YMCA
Attractions: Local fresh farm produce at local farms,
Services: Willow Park Mall, Walk in Medical, Costco and Walmart
Schools Rutland Elementary, Pearson Road Elementary, Rutland Middle School (7-9), Rutland Senior Secondary (RSS), Heritage Christian School

Rutland North Homes

Rutland North condominiums and townhomes are the most affordable housing in the neighbourhood. One-bedroom multi-family units start in the $200,000 range. Naturally, the price tag grows with the size of the home, and 4-bedroom townhomes sell for around $495,000.

Single-family, detached homes are priced from $450,000 to $700,000 making these homes some of the best-priced homes in the Okanagan region. This is one of Kelowna’s older communities, and the lowest-priced homes will probably need a little TLC.  New construction homes, on popular cul-de-sac streets, will cost closer to the higher $700,000 price point.

One unique feature of these homes is that many of them cater to those college students by including rental suites which defray the mortgage costs…a great point to keep in mind if you’re considering one of those older fixer-uppers!

Rutland North is adjacent to Ellison acreage properties

 

 

 

Dilworth

Dilworth

Dilworth Mountain Homes

Dilworth Homes For Sale under $700,000

 

Living on Dilworth Mountain

Dilworth Mountain can be seen from just about anywhere in Kelowna.  The first houses were built about thirty years ago and they haven’t stopped building yet.  Nestled between Glenmore and Orchard Park Shopping Centre, Dilworth Mountain is reasonably close to everything yet once you’re there it seems like you’re a hundred miles out of town.  From your home here, it’s less than a ten minute drive to the airport, bridge, downtown, beaches, City Park, cultural district, Kelowna Secondary School, three elementary schools and a middle school.

There are easy to moderate hiking trails with most of them between 1 to 3 KMs.  At Dilworth Mountain’s peak, the best time to take this hike is at night.  At the summit you will overlook a 200 foot cliff but the views of the city are breathtaking giving you a different perspective at how beautiful this community is.

Natural Habitat

Homes in on the mountain were built on larger lots compared to neighboring North Glenmore and many of the homes are on view lots.  With views overlooking the city and Okanagan Lake on one side, Glenmore valley on another while north facing homes overlook the rest of the city towards UBC Okanagan.   It’s not unusual to see a lot of wildlife in their natural habitat while out and about on foot.

Homes are a little pricey starting in the $650,000 to $700,000 while the really nice luxury homes sell over $2 million.  It’s family oriented and many of the homes have swimming pools.  Many people who live on the mountain have commented that one of the least known benefits of living in the community is the air quality is much better than down in the valley because of the altitude.

The only drawback to the community is that there aren’t any lakefront homes, but there are some great lakeviews.  To sum up, people who live on the mountain all love it and can’t imagine living anywhere else in the city.  Homes have aged well and driving around gives you a sense that you’re in an upwardly mobile area.

 

Houses Over $700,000

 

 

            

 

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