It’s a New Year – a new decade, even – and we all know what that means. The New Year is a time for a fresh start, making resolutions, and creating positive changes in our lives. For some of us, that kind of change might come in the form of a move.
While deciding to make a move might come about naturally and easily, choosing where to move can be a bit of a tougher equation. Perhaps you need to upgrade to accommodate a growing family, or you just want more space. Maybe you’re a first-time home buyer looking to finally get into the market. Or maybe you’re retiring and looking to downsize and enjoy the good life!
Well, what if we told you that no matter which category your move falls into, there’s a great place in the Okanagan to call home: Lake Country. A mere 20 minute drive from all of the amenities of downtown Kelowna, nestled within some of the best nature and stunning views the Okanagan has to offer, Lake Country should definitely be on your radar. Here are our top 9 reasons to move to Lake Country in 2020.
When compared to other, larger areas in the Okanagan such as Kelowna or Vernon, Lake Country homes offer better affordability. In other words, you can get more for your money in Lake Country compared to other areas. So if you’re in the market for an upgrade to more space, or are downsizing from a larger city and would like to make the most of your nest egg, Lake Country is a great way to do that.
2. Natural Beauty
We all know that the Okanagan is a beautiful and picturesque place, and Lake Country is no exception. There’s plenty of access to beautiful nature there; a rolling, gentle hilly landscape with vineyards and hiking are at your door, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get a view of one of the surrounding lakes right from your home.
Lake Country is perfectly situated in proximity to many amenities and recreation. Whether you enjoy hiking, wine, golf, water sports in the summer or skiing and snowboarding in the winter, there’s something for everyone. Here is a list of some of the top nearby amenities:
- Hiking & Outdoors: Okanagan Rail Trail; Kaloya Regional Park; Spion Kop Hiking Trails; Jack Seaton Park
- Golf: Sunset Ranch; Shadow Ridge; Okanagan Golf Club; Predator Ridge
- Lakes: Okanagan Lake; Wood Lake; Kalamalka Lake; Duck Lake
- Wineries: Gray Monk Winery; Ex Nihilo Vineyards; Arrowleaf Cellars
- Ski Hills: Big White; Silver Star
Lake Country is growing quickly. In fact, in 2017 it was listed as BC’s fastest-growing community. That means it’s a great time to get into the market and be an early adopter.
Article: Lake Country Leads Growth
The fact that Lake Country is growing quickly means there are a lot of new developments moving in, from condos and townhomes to houses and lots, as well as older homes to choose from. There’s something for everyone! Lakestone is one such development that offers stunning views amidst some of the best amenities in the Okanagan.
Lake Country is situated within easy access of both Kelowna and Vernon on the highway, which makes it a quick trek to either city. You’re also close to Kelowna International Airport for any trips or visitors coming to stay.
If you’re not already local to the Okanagan, you might have heard that the weather and climate is one of the biggest reasons people choose to move here. Lake Country enjoys the same hot summers and enchanting winters, so you get to experience the best of all the seasons year-round.
Small businesses are the backbone of Lake Country’s local economy, and the district provides plenty of support for business owners. Living in Lake Country also means you’re close to the ever growing job markets of Kelowna and Vernon.
Regardless of what life stage you’re in, Lake Country offers a lifestyle where you can slow down and enjoy your life without all the hustle and bustle of living in a larger city. However, you still have access to all of the amenities of the big city just a drive away. Living in Lake Country, you get the best of both worlds.
Ready to move to Lake Country?
Are you considering a move in 2020, or have any questions about Lake Country specifically? Get the help you need with our team of expert, award-winning Kelowna Real Estate Agents. Contact us today! 250-864-HOME (4663)