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Top 8 Reasons To Move To West Kelowna

Posted: 20.08.24

Whether you’re looking to move because of lifestyle or work, West Kelowna’s a great place to live year-round. Situated on the western shores and hillsides of Okanagan Lake with postcard views and inviting beaches, there’s an abundance of golf courses, hiking trails and wineries – and that’s just the beginning. It’s a fantastic place for first-time and move-up homebuyers, families and retirees alike, to settle down and enjoy one of Canada’s mildest climates and beautiful places! 

Here’s why; 

1. Great Climate

West Kelowna is home to all four seasons. Spring and Summer months are warm and welcoming. The Fall season is crisp and colourful and Winters are incredibly mild. Kelowna receives over 2,000 hours of sunshine each year so you can easily maintain a healthy and active outdoor lifestyle.


2. Lake Okanagan

When you live In West Kelowna you’re surrounded by scenic mountain and lake views!  Due to the mild weather conditions, Lake Okanagan rarely freezes, meaning boating, fishing, and water enthusiasts can enjoy lake activities year-round.


3. Affordability

West Kelowna’s overall cost of living is substantially lower than most major Canadian cities. In terms of housing, West Kelowna offers home buyers with varying budgets and lifestyle needs affordable new home options and fantastic amenities, minus the big price tag.


4. Four Season Recreation

West Kelowna has plenty of year-round recreation for the whole family to enjoy. In the warmer months, you can enjoy one of the many golf courses, beaches, hiking or cycling trails or take the boat out on the lake. In the winter, head to the slopes at Big White which is only an hour's drive away.


5. Excellent Job Market

West Kelowna is a fun place to live and a great place to work. The Kelowna area boasts one of the top job markets in Canada with a strong economy due to businesses like the Kelowna International Airport, UBC-Okanagan, Interior Health, Okanagan College, tech, hospitality, art and the entertainment industry.


6. Wineries

If you like wine, you’ll love living in the Okanagan. Recognized as a top wine destination with wineries that have received international awards, Kelowna has become the heart of British Columbia’s wine country and is the second-largest wine-producing area in Canada. West Kelowna is home to the renowned Mission Hill Winery and minutes from dozens of unique wineries to explore.


7. Culture & Urban Amenities

West Kelowna is a vibrant area with everything from history and art to restaurants and seasonal events. There are many great restaurants, cafes, pubs, and patios, markets, shops, entertainment venues to choose from and easy access to top-notch medical services.


8. A Friendly Community

The people in West Kelowna area are just plain friendly! Because such a large part of the area’s economy depends on tourism, the people you’ll meet will often be kind and willing to help out a friend, neighbour, or support a local business!

For more information about living in West Kelowna Contact or Visit Us At Hawks Landing.


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