Searching for a new condo or townhome can be fun. Choosing a Kelowna neighborhood or the “Best place to live in Kelowna”
Choosing a neighborhood in a new community can be challenging if you have not been to Kelowna before. We are often asked “What is the best place in Kelowna to live?” The information and descriptions are here to assist you in determining which neighborhoods meet your needs for work, travel, entertainment and lifestyle.
Some of the thing to consider include parking and the distance you are comfortable to travel to-and-from work or school. Everyone is different in their personal preference. Making a list of your priorities is helpful.
- What is your most important item in a new home?
- Is this just for you or your family?
All of Kelowna neighbourhoods offer different advantages and some will meet your requirements more than others. There are opportunities to live close to Lake Okanagan and enjoy the waterfront, or live on Dilworth Mountain and have amazing views of the lake . If you are sports minded then living close to The Rutland YMCA or the Kelowna H2O YMCA have many advantages for swimming indoors and great fitness Gyms.
If you know the area you are interested in you can search for all the homes, townhouses and condos listed for sale in that neighbourhood. If you do not know Kelowna this is the website to help you learn about the benefits and advantages of each area and the homes and condos for sale in each area.
Discover which neighborhoods are best suited for your needs and the services that are available in each area such as schools, businesses, facilities etc. How close are you to the lake and how far are you comfortable driving each day. View a complete list of homes and condos for sale in each area by price range. Need some help …
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Kelowna Real Estate Update March 8, 2015
This is Andrew Smith Royal LePage Kelowna. Sunday March 8th , we took the Bear Creak hiking trail up from the other side of the campground. We are about 5-10 Klms in from Hwy97. If you are coming from Kelowna it is just across the bridge on the West Side.
162 Homes listed last week bringing the total upto 1360 Homes for Sale in Kelowna. That number is creeping up, still not a large number of homes for sale in the lower price range. At 1380 we are getting up there. So far this year there have been 383 Home & Condo sales compared to 290 Sales last Year.
Things are still looking good in Kelowna. There were 70 sales last week adding to that total. All in all it is a good start to the year.
Andrew Smith Royal LePage Kelowna
250-979-8066 | www.OkanaganBC.com
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, Close to everything.
You’ll find the charming and rural community called Ellison northeast of Kelowna and approximately halfway up the Okanagan Valley. It’s a community made up of small farms on fertile acreages. Approximently 20 minutes drive to shopping .
Located North of Highway 97 and includes the community of Magic Estates. Close to the mall and shopping, schools and parks.
Glenrosa is an established residential neighborhood in the District of West Kelowna, known for being family friendly and conveniently located for the shops, culture and entertainment of the Westbank.
Kelowna South is an older established part of Kelowna with some of Kelowna finest heritage homes and Kelowna lakeshore homes. Many of Kelowna’ heritage homes have been preserved in this area and along the lakefront new construction of waterfront homes is prominent.
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.
North Glenmore is a quickly growing community that’s thriving with young families who want affordable homes with a quick ten-minute commute to downtown Kelowna.This newer community began its rapid growth in the 1990’s when real estate developers began to meet the demand for affordable housing. Pre school, elementary and middle school
Kelowna H2O is a popular facility located approximently 1.5 blocks from Okanagan Lake and public beaches. This appealing neighbourhood is a real estate investor’s dream come true. Kindergarden, elementry and highschool.
Nestled between the shores of Okanagan Lake to the east and the mountains to the west, you’ll find the charming town of Peachland. This rapidly growing lakeside community offers a combination of small-town charm and city conveniences. With affordable home prices, shopping and amenities, and top-notch schools, Peachland really does have it all!
Rutland has many older neighbourhoods and new subdivisions and condominium. Close proximenty to UBCO and the airport
Rutland South is affordable, mostly flat with established older homes on large lots and growing with newer family subdivisions. Close to YMCA and Orchard Park Mall. Offers both English and French immersion schools
The spacious lots, beautiful architectural details, and swimming pools galore will have anyone mesmerised. The community has some of the finest collection of properties in the entire province with stunning views of the hills on one side and the lake on the other. Set up near the scenic hills of Kelowna, The Upper Mission neighbourhood has a range of homes on offer for those intrigued by the location. It is a neatly located suburb prime for real estate investors. New elementry , kindergarden and preschools
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.
West Kelowna is on the West side of the bridge across from Kelowna, they are separated by Okanagan Lake. The local government District of West Kelowna covers a number of different communities on the west side of the lake, including Glenrosa, Shannon Lake, Smith Creek, Westbank, and Lakeview Heights and has become very popular with families and retirees.
Many of the homes in the Westside Road neighbourhood of West Kelowna offer fabulous lake views and views across the lake to Kelowna itself. Hugging the mountainside this scenic locale has a large number of exclusive and individual single family homes,offering a peaceful atmosphere yet close proximity to both Kelowna and West Kelowna.
The Lakeview Heights lifestyle is one of city convenience mixed with the easy and peaceful feeling of lakeside living at its finest. The community is situated on the western shore of Okanagan Lake with local shopping. Or, in just moments, you can reach of the fabulous shopping destinations of West Kelowna and the entertainment opportunities and culture of the Kelowna waterfront.
Smith Creek is Kelowna’s least populated community. Residents enjoy the quiet, rural lifestyle and the friendly neighbors who aren’t too close for comfort! Smith Creek is rural enough for retirees and others seeking the quiet country life but near enough to Kelowna to enjoy the creature comforts. Many new housing and townhouse developments.
Shannon Lake is centered around its namesake, Shannon Lake, a family-oriented neighbourhood that is a suburb of West Kelowna. Located on the northern side of Highway 97 homes in this neighborhood offer convenient access to the growing number of facilities and shops, yet the neighborhood has its own friendly and relaxed atmosphere.