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Why Home Buyers Are Choosing West Kelowna

Posted: 21.03.26

Whether it’s going to the store, the office or the park, the pandemic has changed our lives and influenced how we live, work and play. Many of us are questioning the norm and rethinking some of the most fundamental aspects of our lives, where and how we want to live.

With social distancing requirements enabling numerous people to work from home, coupled with low-interest rates, there’s a noticeable housing market shift within several smaller urban areas. New home sales are on the rise and West Kelowna is no exception. Kim Heizmann, a Kelowna-based real estate agent and president of the board, attributes the increase to people looking for a change after experiencing life in lockdown. "We believe COVID has had a huge impact on people re-evaluating their lives and looking at their homes in a more holistic way because our homes have become our offices, our playgrounds, our gyms, our sanctuaries,” says Heizmann.

Indeed, the power of video calls has for some made working from home routine. For others in highly populated areas, the concept of space has taken on a new definition. In a time when having room to breathe is more important than ever, many urbanites now consider social distancing a lifestyle. A quieter area that offers nearby recreation has become an attractive feature of smaller city living.

Enter West Kelowna, with its moderate temperatures, smaller population and year-round amenities. The sunny city has become a favourite among many new home buyers! From local wineries (nearly 200 wineries in the Okanagan Valley), beautiful lakes, abundant parks, golfing, skiing and trails to a vibrant cultural scene, West Kelowna has oodles of small-town charm and easy access to big-city amenities.

Nestled along the Okanagan Lake, in West Kelowna creature comforts and entertainment are at your doorstep including restaurants, cafes, theatres, retail, local artisans and lifestyle services. Kelowna’s diverse and innovative agricultural community produces world-renowned fruits and vegetables that enable farm-to-table dining. Nearby are the Kelowna General Hospital and downtown Kelowna’s cultural district.

The greater Kelowna area is also home to a booming tech sector that has surpassed the region’s tourism industry in annual economic impact. Manufacturing, construction, healthcare, and agriculture all contribute to a diverse job market and a thriving local economy.

When compared to other regions with four-season amenities, West Kelowna’s affordability factor makes it a bright spot over markets like Vancouver and Victoria. As far as travel, living in the Kelowna area means international reach and easy connectivity to all major Canadian metropolitan areas. Only four hours via car to Vancouver, five hours to the Rocky Mountains and two hours to the US border.

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Reference; https://globalnews.ca/news/7443419/coronavirus-okanagan-real-estate/amp/


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