Kelowna: A Place To Call Home

July 12, 2013
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Kelowna: A Place to Call Home

In the heart of the Okanagan Valley lies the beautiful city of Kelowna. While Kelowna has been hailed as one of Canada’s top tourist destinations because of its sweeping vistas, award-winning amenities and appealing climate, there has been a recent surge in home sales with people wanting to settle down and call Kelowna ‘home’.

The word ‘home’ evokes a picturesque vision of a place to belong, a haven of rest and security, and a personalized environment. As a result of masterfully planned communities, buyers are eagerly embracing all that Kelowna has to offer to set up their idyllic home. New community developments such as that of BlueSky at Black Mountain allow buyers to customize their Kelowna home to make it the perfect place to return after a day’s work. Ranging from villas to executive townhomes, purchasing a Kelowna home is as simple as choosing the design, lot and views you desire.

Not only are these Kelowna homes available for customization but truly capture the essence of Kelowna living, situated in a community where families, couples and individuals can feel a sense of belonging. Multi-purpose walking trails, family-friendly parks, new tennis courts and the expertly groomed Black Mountain Golf Club provide the ideal setting for outdoor activities and neighborhood interaction. The Black Mountain Elementary School is conveniently located beside the development perfect for families moving to the neighborhood.

When choosing to purchase a Kelowna home, the beauty of the region is also a big contributing factor. The sparkling Okanagan Lake situated in the heart of the cultural district downtown is one of the gems of the city. Providing hours of entertainment through water sports, outdoor concerts and festivals, and beach time, the summer months are not complete without time by the lake.

The summer and fall months are also capitalized by the many events taking place around the city and especially within the downtown cultural district. Award-winning restaurants, bistros, neighborhood pubs and cafes featuring delicious local fare, bands and community programs are just a taste of what Kelowna has to offer. Local wineries overlooking the valley feature outdoor concerts, tantalizing menus and of course, award-winning vintages to try.

What is not commonly embraced about the city of Kelowna is the year-round sense of community. Known for the summer and fall months, Kelowna also provides fantastic winter and spring activities. Only a 40 minute drive from one of Canada’s best ski resorts, Big White, living in Kelowna allows residents access to some of the best snow conditions in the world. The mild conditions experienced in the city also allows for year-round outdoor activities even during the cooler winter months.

Choosing to buy a Kelowna home is not just about the physical structure containing your customized hardwood flooring or granite countertops, but is also about the warmth and friendliness of the community. And while the city of Kelowna may be known for its tourist attractions, the truth of the city is in choosing to make Kelowna your home and embracing the many amazing facets found when embracing life in this beautiful community.


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