If you’re thinking of moving to a new city, there are many factors to consider. What kind of lifestyle do you want? Where’s a good place to raise a family? How about the weather? Finding the right place for your new home can be difficult, but we’re here to help. Here are ten reasons why you should consider moving to Kelowna in BC’s beautiful Okanagan region.
Top 10 Reasons to Move to Kelowna, BC
1. Access to Nature
One of the biggest reasons why people love Kelowna is its central location to scenic nature and the beautiful outdoors. From the lake and beaches to public parks, hiking and biking trails, all are mere minutes’ drive out of the downtown center, if not walking distance.
Wine is one of Kelowna’s major industries, and as such there are countless wineries within Kelowna and surrounding areas to explore. Even if wine isn’t of interest to you, the wineries offer an elevated atmosphere with delicious food in the restaurants and stunning vineyard vistas to take in while you dine with friends and family.
3. Great Weather
Kelowna is known for its warm springs and hot, vacation-like summers. There is little rain throughout the year, and with the picturesque fall and enchanting winter, you get to experience the best of all the seasons year-round.
4. Sports & Recreation
In the warmer months, residents partake in a variety of recreational activities including watersports, golf, and hiking. While in the winter you’ll find skiers and snowboarders hitting the slopes at Big White. No matter the time of year, there are always activities to get involved in.
5. Real Estate Market
While nearby Vancouver’s housing market has become impractical for many, Kelowna remains an affordable market for young professionals, families, and retirees alike. The value Kelowna’s market offers surpasses that of any other in BC, as it provides the perfect balance between a lower cost of living and access to the amenities and opportunities of a large city.
6. Arts & Culture
Kelowna has a thriving cultural scene with events happening year-round. The downtown cultural district has much to offer if you’re interested in the arts, from the art gallery to the library, community theatre, heritage sites, and public installations.
7. Travel Hub
Whether you’re looking to vacation locally or internationally, Kelowna is a great central hub for travel. Tour BC’s beautiful Okanagan region, from Osoyoos in the south to Kamloops in the North and beyond. If your travels take you further abroad, you can easily connect to other major airports via Kelowna International Airport.
8. Dining & Entertainment
You’ll never get bored with all of the restaurants, casinos, theatres, and shopping Kelowna offers. There is plenty to experience downtown and in surrounding areas at all times of the year.
Whether you’re embarking on an education, looking for a job, or starting your own business, Kelowna has a wealth of opportunities. You can network and make connections at one of the many events in town offered by the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce and other organizations. Kelowna is devoted to investing in the livelihood of its citizens and has many programs and events in place to support you on your path to success.
Lastly but certainly not least, Kelowna is a tightly-knit community. Not only are ‘Kelownians’ polite, fitting with our reputation as Canadians, but it goes beyond just being friendly to embodying a neighbourly spirit and being supportive of one another. We’re more than happy to help other members of our community, even those who are just visiting, and especially those who are new to the area.
Above all else, people move to Kelowna and stay here for the unparalleled lifestyle it offers. In Kelowna, you can have it all; whether you want a slower pace of living, access to all of the excitement and amenities offered by a major city, or a mix of both. And it just keeps growing and getting better.
To learn more about how you can start living the Kelowna life, contact us at The Property Source Group, the #1 team at RE/MAX Kelowna*. We’d love to hear from you and help you turn your dreams of moving to the Okanagan into reality!
*based on RE/MAX Kelowna 2017 stats
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