Why Buy A Home in Kelowna South?
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. It is a great area for walking to shops and beaches. Abbott street has been renovated with a wonderful bike/ running path the links to Kelowna City Park and is popular with the local families.
To the south of downtown Kelowna, you’ll find the vibrant and revitalized neighbourhood of Kelowna South. This older and well-established part of the city is known for well-preserved Kelowna heritage homes so that new generations of families will enjoy their legacy.
This neighborhood is an interesting paradox. The flip side of the coin to the heritage homes are the prominent, newly constructed homes that dot Lake Okanagan along the gorgeous waterfront.
Whether you like the charm of a vintage home or new waterfront construction, you’ll find it in South Kelowna.
Also known as “The Hospital District” Kelowna has one of the largest hospitals between Vancouver and Calgary with some of the most advanced treatments and equipment. This is also where the cancer clinic is located.
Parks and Bicycle Paths
South Kelowna residents embrace a healthy lifestyle and love their parks. They frequently take advantage of the neighbourhood’s bicycle paths to get from their homes to the parks to local shopping and dining destinations.
In fact, Abbott Street, along the waterfront area of South Kelowna, has been renovated for the express purpose of a bicycle trail. You can start at City Park, go under the highway bridge and onto the scenic bicycle path and view some of Kelowna’s beautiful heritage homes, parks and beaches.
Residents often take their children to play at nearby Kinsman Beach or Gyro.
Along the bike path on Abbot Street, there is a small quiet beach known as Kinsman Beach. It is a great place to take a book and read or bring your lunch or supper and relax on the grass. Closer to the Mission area is a larger Gyro Beach with a popular rope swing for children to climb on a platform and swing out onto the sandy beach or into Okanagan Lake. This is a very popular place in the summertime for volleyball games.
Southeast Kelowna Golf – The Harvest Golf Club
If you prefer riding a golf cart instead of a bicycle, South Kelowna has you covered, too! When you purchase a South Kelowna home, you’ll be just a short drive to The Harvest Golf Club, a unique golf facility.
This golf course is situated on 251 acres in an urban setting. However, they take their name from the bounty of the harvest they pick, right off the golf course, every year! Through careful land management, the golf course developer planted 44 acres of apples, cherries, berries, and grapes. It’s a sustainable natural resource as well as a challenging golf course.
From the fairways of this magnificent course, you will take in breathtaking views of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains. The fairways are manicured, the greens are impeccable, and the entire golf experience is like nothing you’ve ever experienced.
South Kelowna homes can best be summarized in one word. Diversity. Like the people who live here, the homes are diverse in style and budget.
The most affordable Kelowna South’s homes are semi-detached homes, townhomes, and condominiums. These are typically newer construction properties that have elegant appointments, thoughtful planning, and charming architectural details. These are all in keeping with the charm of the community.
The moderately priced homes are the older homes which are being snapped up by scores of new homeowners who are restoring them to their former glory. These are typically detached homes with three or four bedrooms and two baths. They have historic charm and appeal in spades. They have highly sought after.
On the highest end of the area’s real estate spectrum are the newly-build lakefront homes. These are a combination of condos and detached homes. They are well-built and well-appointed. But the main attraction, of course, is the expansive views of the Lake Okanagan and the mountains on the opposite shore.
If you choose a home, you’ll love the convenience and charm of the neighborhood.
April 2018 There are presently 48 homes listed for sale ranging in price from $479,000 for half duplex up to $4,800,000 for a lakeshore home with a pool. Condos start at $179,000 upto $1,395,000 for a lakeview condo.