Kelowna North (KN):
North of Highway 97 to Knox Mountain and from Okanagan Lake to Gordon Drive
An historic area of Kelowna featuring parks, shopping, parks, and beaches. Homes are typically smaller and range from restored heritage cottages along the lakeshore to wartime bungalows. This area features downtown shopping and close proximity to City Park. House prices range from low (central – small post WWII houses) to high for estate sized lakeshore property.
North end of Gordon Drive to Ivans Road and from Highway 97 to the end of Clifton Road
An established area that rises above the surrounding hills to include major developments such as Magic Estates, Mount Royal and Golfview Estates. There are many quiet tree lined streets with houses that are 20+ years old. Clifton Road has a selection of unique homes with a wonderful view over the lake and valley. The area features numerous schools, parks and the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. The homes in this area tend to be in the mid range with higher prices for view homes and those located in Mount Royal and Magic Estates.
North Glenmore (NG):
North of Ivans Road to Winfield and from Highway 97 to Okanagan Lake which encompasses McKinley Landing
Only a few years ago this area was primarily orchards and farms. New developments offer quiet cul-du-sacs and linear parks. The lots in this area tend to be smaller with larger homes offering modern amenities. A growing retail district in the Glenmore area offers a myriad of services and amenities such as neighbourhood pub, grocery store, and professional offices.
Dilworth Mountain (DM):
North of Highway 97 visible on the hillside above Orchard Park Shopping Centre which encompasses the sub-division of Dilworth
Perched on the hillside many of these homes feature unsurpassed views of the valley and lake. It is convenient to Orchard Park Mall, Dilworth Centre, Spall Plaza, Central Park Shopping District and nearby to the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. The homes in this area are priced at the higher end.
Kelowna South (KS):
Highway 97 to K.L.O. Road and from Okanagan Lake to Gordon Drive south
Comprised mainly of more traditional style homes; some heritage and large beautiful homes are also available along the lakeshore. Featured are numerous parks, shopping areas, restaurants, a bird sanctuary, and in close proximity to Kelowna General Hospital and Okanagan College. The price range for this area varies from low to high.
Lower Mission (LM):
K.L.O. Road to Crighton Road and from Lake Okanagan to Swamp Road
This was once a separate community which became part of Kelowna in 1974. It has become a chic area of Kelowna with a collection of lakeshore estates nestled amid quiet streets and quaint cul-du-sacs. There are popular lakefront parks, numerous small beach access points, and an eclectic retail, dining, and entertainment district. The homes in this area tend to be in the upper price range with lakeshore property being the highest.
Upper Mission (UM):
South of Creighton Road – encompassing the southern most tip of Kelowna and the sub-division of Crawford Estates, Woodland Hills, and Kettle Valley
The homes here range from elegant lakeshore estates, lakeshore cottages to homes on vineyards. Many homes have commanding views down Okanagan Lake towards the bridge and Peachland. Moderately priced executive housing is also available. The area features several Estate Wineries, Bertram Creek Regional Park and Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park. South East Kelowna (SE): Mission Creek to the southern most part of Kelowna and from Swamp Road to Gallagher’s Canyon. This area offers some wonderful view homes and lots. The area features golfing at Gallagher’s Canyon, McCulloch-Orchard Greens and the Harvest Golf Club. Sutherland Hills and Mission Creek Regional Parks are also located within its boundaries. The homes in here tend to be in the higher price range.
Gordon Drive to Mission Creek and to Highway 97 and Bernard Avenue
The homes here are mid-priced. The area features Kelowna’s major shopping centres – Orchard Park, Orchard Centre, Capri Mall, Dilworth Centre and Spall Plaza. There are numerous restaurants and fast food outlets along the Highway as well as the Parkinson Recreation Center and Mission Creek Golf Course. Mission Creek Greenway is a popular linear park that offers pedestrian and bicycle access to residents and visitors frequenting this area. There is still farmland in this area along with some gated communities. The prices here are in the mid range with higher prices for larger lots and acreages.
Rutland South (RS):
South of Highway 33 to Mission Creek
Rutland features restaurants, fast food outlets, shopping centres, health care centres, recreation centres, ice rinks, parks and baseball fields. The homes tend to be moderately priced and many have larger lots. A typical surburban setting, most of the homes in this area do not have views.
Rutland North (RN):
North of Highway 33 to Sexsmith Road
The homes here tend to run along the same lines and prices as those in Rutland South and offer similar amenities. The area features Athans Aquatic Centre (YM/YWCA) and numerous parks, baseball fields and several public golf courses.
North of Rutland and includes golf courses, the Kelowna Airport and the development of Quail Ridge
The homes here are rural in nature with quite large lots or acreage size property. Quail Ridge is an expansive golf-related subdivision offering, single-family, condo, and townhome properties.
Black Mountain (BL):
East of Rutland South and South East Kelowna including the Belgo and Black Mountain areas
The Belgo area is typically rural with acreages, orchards, and even vineyards. Black Mountain features country-style living; many homes have views at an affordable price. Tower Ranch is the newest neighbourhood development wrapped around a Thomas McBroom designed championship 18-hole golf course.
Lake Country – Historically Winfield (WI):
Immediately north of Kelowna The homes here are in the moderate to high price range and feature view lots overlooking Lake Okanagan and Wood Lake
There is shopping, restaurants, banks, and recreation in Winfield; making it totally independent from Kelowna.Moving to Kelowna?
The newest municipality in the Okanagan.
West Kelowna Estates (WKE):
North of Highway 97 on the westside of Okanagan Lake
West Kelowna Estates offers wonderful views over the lake and the city with sloping treed lots. Due to their selection of views they are more expensive than other homes on the westside. Just a few minutes to downtown Kelowna via the new William Bennett bridge.
Westside Road (WSR):
Westside includes the sub-division of Trader’s Cove
This is an area of moderate to high priced homes – with a rural flavour. There are view homes and further north on Westside Road are numberous lakeshore homes – including Sailview Bay (the lots here are quite steep so you have a view and access to the lakeshore). Featured in this area is Raymer Bay – a popular beach area. More features of this area are Trader’s Cove Marine Park (a popular area for boaters) and Bear Creek Provincial Park (a popular area for hikers).
Lakeview Heights (LH):
South side of Highway 97
This area features family living, schools, orchards, wineries and some lakeshore and view properties. The prices here are in the moderate range – with higher prices for a view home and premium prices for lakeshore property. A small shopping centre is within walking distance and a few other services.
Shannon Lake (SHLK):
Wrapped around Shannon Lake Regional Park and the Shannon Lake Golf Club
The homes here range from new to 20 years and are moderately priced executive housing. There are many families and young professionals in this area of quiet streets and cul-du-sacs.
Smith Creek (SMCR):
Situated just past Shannon Lake in the hills above the downtown core the Smith Creek area boasts a rural, country feel but is just minutes from everything. Homes are in a moderate price range and many feature stunning lake and mountain views.
Westbank Centre (WEC):
A growing retail district that includes: shopping centres, restaurants, parks and a myriad of professional services. The homes tend to be affordable with view properties commanding a higher price.
One of the original homesteading areas on the Westside and features the original ferry wharf used to transport fruit etc. from the local farming communities. Home prices tend to be generally higher because of the fabulous lake views and or lakeshore locations.
On the hills south of West Kelowna
Many homes have a view of the lake. The area has schools and a convenience store. The lots here are large and some are well treed. There is a high percentage of families living this area. House prices tend to be moderate with some areas offering multi-family units.
South of West Kelowna, Peachland is an independent municipality
The town offers shopping, schools, recreation, and parks. Housing ranges from smaller older homes to lakeshore, view homes and multi-family units in condos and townhomes.. The typical house price tends to be lower than for a comparable home in Kelowna.Moving to West Kelowna?