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Living in Balmoral Estates
Balmoral Estates in Kelowna is an adult complex with detached homes bare land strata development in the heart of Kelowna. Balmoral is a gated community however the gate is only locked during the night time allowing visitors and residents to come and go. Balmoral is within walking distance of Guisichan village Shopping Centre giving residents easy access to the necessities including a credit union, fresh produce store, Starbucks, bakery, liquor store, and a fresh fish store.
There are a total of 250 homes in Balmoral making this one of the largest seniors oriented communities in Kelowna. Every unit comes with air conditioning, a fireplace and all are on a single level. The majority of homes back onto some sort of green space or waterscape and are far enough away from Gordon Drive so that noise isn’t a factor. Heating is forced air natural gas and every resident has either a single or double car garage.
The average sale price in Balmoral over the past two years is $465,000 for a two-bedroom unit. The average floor space for units that have sold is 1,580 square feet. Monthly strata (condo) fees are in the $170 to $190 range and include snow removal, garbage pickup, management of the complex, and landscaping. The complex also has recreational facilities.
Balmoral is in a handy location located within a five-minute drive to downtown, Okanagan Lake, Kelowna General Hospital, and Save-On-Foods. Stillingfleet Road is a block west of Gordon Drive allowing drivers easy access from one end of Kelowna to the other. Agricultural land neighbors the property to the east.
Overall, Balmoral residents really seem to enjoy living there and it appears relatively easy to make new friends when retirees move here from other parts of Canada. Residents appear to take care of one another while giving each other their own space and privacy at the same time.