With our long summers, short and mild winters and everything you need close by it's no wonder Kelowna is the choice spot for many people to consider retiring in. Many retirees want the no hassle lifestyle of strata communities. Whether you're looking for a gated community, close by amenities or a complex with a fantastic club house and offering activities for all, Kelowna South offers some of the best retirement communities around.
Below are some of my personal favorite complexes in no particular order:
Located on Cameron Ave across from the Guisachan House, this gated complex is a winner. 55+ age restriction, pet allowed (16” high at the shoulders) and limited rentals allowed. Very nicely landscaped grounds and outdoor pool with strata fees of $150 - $190. Homes in the $350,000 - $400,000 price range. Close to shopping, restaurants, the hospital and everything you need. RV parking available.
Across the street from Sandhaven, this 55+, gated community offers so much. A spectacular club house, indoor and outdoor pools, library, common area with kitchen, billiards room, TV room and a wonderful lounge area. Homes are varied in price usually between the $400,000 - $500,000 range. Strata fees are in the $250 - $300 amount but that's a very decent amount with all the amenities that are offered. Pets and rentals are allowed with restrictions and RV parking is available as well.
A very large complex, 391 homes, Sunrise Village is a very affordable retirement community. Homes here can range anywhere from $150,000 to close to $300,000 but most are sold in the $190,000 - $240,000 range. Sunrise has a great clubhouse with pool, gym, library and a large “party” room. There's always something going on and activities to join. A small pet is allowed and RV parking is also available.
When a home comes up for sale in this complex it doesn't last long. Walking distance to Guisachan Village Mall, Balmoral is in an excellent location. Homes range from $450,000 - $550,000. Clubhouse / Rec centre, indoor pool, gym and more. 55+. Two pets are allowed that are smaller than 14” high at the shoulders and RV parking is available.
Homes don't often come up in here for sale but when they do they usually go for $300,000 - $350,000 or so. A 55+ gated community, The Fountains features a club house with an out door pool, whirl pool, clubhouse, shuffle board and a putting green! One pet under 13 pounds is allowed. Centrally located within walking distance to shopping, parks and transit close by.
There are of course many other fantastic retirement communities in other parts of Kelowna for every ones price range. And if town home communities don't suit your lifestyle there are of course plenty of 55+ condo buildings around too! For information on any of these communities please feel free to contact me for more information and I would be happy to be of assistance!