When our family relocated to Kelowna in 2011 from Alberta one of the most overwhelming tasks for us was choosing the right neighbourhood to fit our family's needs. Of course, we had heard of Kelowna and the amazing lifestyle that came with living here, but we weren't all that familiar with the area. We were looking for space & room to breathe as well as wanting to feel like part of a community so our kids could walk or bike to their friends house. We didn't want to be too far from amenities and shopping and of course wanted to be close to a good school. Our list seemed to go on and on and it felt like a daunting task to find just the right lot, house and property in our price range.
We looked in Lower Mission and loved the fact that you could walk to the beaches, stores & restaurants.
West Kelowna Estates offered amazing views of the lake and larger lots but it was not quite right for our family.
Sunnyside on the west side offered a private neighbourhood beach and amazing lake views too!
Glenmore was centrally located with plenty of amenities and many parks & walking paths.
Crawford and Hall Road area were beautiful with large lots and a neighbourhood feel.
After we looked at all these areas (& more!!) we knew that we would focus our search on SE Kelowna.
South East Kelowna is the perfect fit for our family. We found our piece of Okanagan paradise on a quiet street with tall pine trees and plenty of space. The house was not perfect, it needed renovations to suit our needs but in the end, location and land were what drew us to this beautiful area. Large lots, neighbourhood feel, a charming school & convenience to amenities are what make SE Kelowna so special.
Perhaps this journey to find our 5th home, in a new province and a city we weren't familiar with, was what ultimately drew me into my real estate career. There is nothing more satisfying that helping others find their perfect piece of paradise. In the beginning, it may seem like an overwhelming task (as it did for us!) but step by step, the choice will become clear and when you find that “perfect” neighbourhood for your family, it is an amazing feeling!!
Everyday, on my way home, I drive by this breathtaking view point (see pic below) and it helps to remind me that the Okanagan is truly a spectacular place to live. There are so many amazing neighbourhoods in Kelowna and area!! Let me help you discover which one is right for you!!
Oh, by the way, I am never too busy for your referrals!!!! :)