Kelowna Lakeshore Homes For Sale
Kelowna Lakeshore Real Estate and Waterfront homes
There are 10 homes for sale on Okanagan Lake with prices range from $1,680,000,000 for a small older home in Peachland up to around $20,000,000 for a 1600 square foot home with over 5000 feet of lake frontage on 142 acres. The average asking price for a Kelowna lakefront home is just north of $5 million.
There’s an old adage that states “they aren’t building any more lakeshore” and it rings true for Kelowna. Having a 120 kilometre lake run through the middle of town has many benefits and when people first move here it’s really the thing that attracts them to this community. Yes, we have many other things to offer like an international airport, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna General Hospital, a pretty good economy, Big White ski resort, a zillion golf courses and two zillion wineries but it’s really the lake that wows people. It’s the first thing you see when you arrive by plane and it wallops you over the head when you reach the end of the Coquihalla highway.
The culture here really revolves around the lake. On hot summer days, many people who live close enough will walk down to the lake for a picnic supper instead of hanging around a hot kitchen table. Locals who live in the hospital area along the Abbott corridor have many choices of friendly beaches to choose from but many locals have their little beach accesses and it’s a regular meeting place for many. We even have a beach on the lake dedicated to dogs. If volleyball is your thing there are leagues that go right through to Labour Day weekend.
Lakeshore Home Sales
Last year in 2016 there were 5 lakefront homes that sold ranging in price from $920,000 upto $6,222,000. The inventory has dwindled. Kelowna lakefront or water front sales are not as brisk as a typical residential middle class neighborhood like Glenmore or Shannon Lake but waterfront buyers know this from day one. It’s just part of the package and most think it’s worth it to wake up and drink their morning coffee on the shores of Okanagan lake.
With the mountains rising up from the shores of Lake Okanagan there are plenty of streets and neighbourhoods in Kelowna that enjoy breathtaking lake views. Lakefront living offers the ultimate in luxury and lifestyle, whether you prefer the ease of waterfront condos or townhomes, or the privacy of a single family home, you’ll find all these and more on the shores of Lake Okanagan in Kelowna.
Price Range: $900,000 upto $20 million for lakeshore acreage
Attractions: Fresh clean water with fabulous sandy beaches. Kelowna lakeshore homes are sought after the world wide either for full time residence or a lovely vacation home
Lakefront homes come in all shapes and sizes also. Some people would prefer a small two-bedroom cottage style home on the lake instead of a 6,000 square feet home with a view of the water for the same price. If being on the water is important, and why wouldn’t it be, there are many communities around town to choose from. Lake Country is less congested and offers good schools and a slower pace. McKinley is a little isolated with one road in but everyone knows one another and looks after each other. The Mission area is closer to town and access to most things is easier but prices tend to be higher than in other areas. West Kelowna lakefront homeowners believe that their side of the bridge is better because they avoid the punishing late afternoon sun and they enjoy their morning coffee in brilliant sunshine.
It’s the same for apartments. Some people prefer being on the lake down near the Grand Hotel and Casino with easy access to restaurants and the cultural district while others prefer being a little out of the way and living at The Cove where they can go for a morning walk and see the same regular faces every day.
Climate and weather
Kelowna has a borderline Oceanic/Humid climate. The coldest months average just above -3 Celcius or 26.6 Fahrenheit. You’ll enjoy dry hot summers and cold cloudy winters. If you’re looking for all four seasons, this is the place to find them.
Touted as the ideal place to live, Kelowna sports both Alpine skiing and Nordic skiing as well as boating, golf, hiking, and wine tasting. For this reason, it’s considered the ideal luxury location for Canadians and those seeking a seasonal get-away.
Whether you’re looking for a summer cabin or a winter retreat or year-round living, Kelowna BC has something to offer for everyone. Reasonable prices on real estate make this a prime location for homeowners to relocate to.
You’ll love the shopping opportunities as well as the fantastic tourist attractions that make Kelowna BC one of the most coveted areas in BC to reside in.
With palatial homes and beautiful vistas, you’re sure to find the ideal luxury home for you and your family. Give us a call today and let us show you what our services can do for you. You’ll love your new Kelowna BC luxury home.
Regardless of your particular wants or needs, Kelowna and area have everything you’ll ever want if you don’t flinch at the high price tags. Let me know if you want a list of homes available for sale and I’ll get a package of homes out to you today.