Moving to a new town can be both exciting and daunting. Other than finding a place to keep all your stuff, it’s always a good idea to see what the community has to offer before making the commitment.
West Kelowna and the surrounding Central Okanagan has plenty to offer newcomers in terms of amenities, attractions, and activities.
One of the main reasons to move to West Kelowna is the temperate climate. The Okanagan has an average temperature high of above zero the entire year and gets around 2,000 hours of sunshine. Throw in the minimal snowfall and calm winds and you can see why those that are sick of snow and frigid temperatures decide to relocate here.
Families may be wondering if the community has what they need, and the answer is an emphatic yes. Elementary, middle, and secondary schools are all located on the west side, and with a new secondary school on the horizon there’s no worry in that regard. Community events, classes, and sports will keep your kids active and engaged no matter their age.
West Kelowna and the surrounding area are a recreational paradise. Numerous hiking and walking trails, mountain bike paths, beaches, and boat launches are everywhere, so there’s always something to do outdoors. With all the sunshine, why would anyone want to hide away inside?
Once you’re done playing outside, it’ll be a good time to find something to eat and drink, and you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
The food scene has everything from fine dining to family restaurants, as well as Japanese, Mexican, East Indian, Italian, Vietnamese, and Indigenous fare to tempt your tastebuds.
The world-renowned Mission Hill Family Estate Winery is located in West Kelowna, as well as Mt. Boucherie and Frind Estate wineries, allowing those that want to sample some homegrown wines have many opportunities. If you’re more of a beer person, the Kind Brewery has a rotating selection of craft beers available throughout the year, so it’s worth multiple visits.
The Okanagan has long been a haven for artists and musicians, so you won’t be at a loss for culture in the area. There are art galleries in most communities, as well as theatres and museums displaying local talents and history of the area.
As you can see, there are plenty of great reasons to move to West Kelowna. If you’re looking for a great community to put down roots, consider Tallus Ridge. Contact our sales office for available lots and property and learn more about our growing community.