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This year's top Okanagan real estate opportunities.
British Columbia’s wine country is as sublime as it is kinetic—a choose-your-own-adventure for whatever your vacation velocity. Whether you ski, SUP or sip, this beguiling piece of heaven is always hard to leave. But with these select real estate opportunities, you can stay an extra few days, or relocate full time. The only decision to make is how much room you’ll need indoors once you return from the Okanagan’s great outdoors.
The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake is a spectacular gated lakefront community of detached homes ranging in price from the $400s to over $1 million. They have over 500 feet of sandy beach, two swimming pools, a 7,000-square-foot community centre, 20 acres of greenspace for all to enjoy, boat slips, walking trails, and many other amenities. Visit osoyooscottages.com or call 1-855-742-5555 for more information.
Burrowing Owl Estate WineryYou’ll feel like you’re in Tuscany visiting this award-winning gravity-flow winery on a tilting sandy plateau with its dramatic views of vineyards and rolling grassland.Osoyoos OxbowsGrab your binoculars: Winding along the Okanagan River channel, this natural area is home to owls, peregrine falcons, and other rare birds.Osoyoos Market on MainEmbrace the 100-mile diet and fill your picnic basket with fresh cherries, peaches, and berries at this blocks-long farmers market. Here’s where you can pick up bars of Syrah-infused soap from Okanagan Wine Soap, libations by Twisted Hills Craft Cider and The Dubh Glas Distiller, Bug and Pickle’s lotions and potions for new moms, and more.
There really is no better time to build a home at McKinley Beach. The favourable Okanagan real estate market, a growing arts and culture district, and a vibrant technology sector that is attractive to both employers and employees are just a few of the reasons so many people relocate to the area.Discover McKinley Beach for yourself. An authentic contemporary community featuring a kilometre of beachfront, stunning panoramic views, and warm West Coast architecture.McKinley Beach is lakefront living at its very best. Stay at home, or venture only mere minutes to take full advantage of the very best of the Okanagan Valley.
McKinley Beach AmenitiesThe McKinley Beach area hosts numerous amenities including hiking trails, rock climbing, beachfront cooking, and lake activities.Arts & Cultural DistrictLocated in the Downtown Core is a thriving cultural district complete with museums, theatres, an art centre, and galleries.Downtown KelownaLocated a short 15 minute drive from McKinley Beach, the Kelowna Downtown core features boutique shopping and fine dining.Kelowna International AirportLocated a short 15 minute drive from McKinley Beach, the Kelowna International Airport provides daily non-stop commercial flights all over the world.Canada’s Silicon ValleyKelowna’s thriving tech community includes Disney Interactive, Bardel, and the brand new Okanagan Centre for Innovation, all supported by the local tech council. City ParkNestled on the Downtown Kelowna Beachfront, City Park is a multi-faceted location that appeals to all ages. Here you can find lawn bowling, a picnic area, sports field, playground, and a water park.University of British Columbia – OkanaganStudy, teach, or work at one of the most highly regarded academic institutions in Canada. UBCO is a state-of-the-art centre for research and learning with a thriving on-site campus, and a large health-studies facility at the Kelowna General Hospital.
Stunning lakeview properties nestled within a 12 acre vineyard—it doesn’t get more quintessentially Okanagan than the homes at Skaha Hills. This resort-style community overlooks the shores of Skaha Lake, one of the valley’s best kept secrets, and places you a stone’s throw from an abundance of others. With swimming pools, sports courts, beaches, green spaces, hiking/biking trails, and your own winery and bistro among the on-site amenities, we can’t imagine a better place to call home.
Penticton’s Famous Farmers MarketVoted one of the top 10 in the country! Savour the sun, sights and sounds as some of the valley’s finest fare temps you’re senses, street musicians entertain you every Saturday morning on main street.Take a Wine Tour Around the Naramata BenchStopping at some of the valley’s top award winning wineries. Enjoy lunch or dinner (or maybe both!) hosted by a proud chef de cuisine and served with breathtaking views.Coyote CruisesRent or bring your favourite floaty and friends…then relax as you wind your way down the lazy river channel that connects the Okanagan and Skaha Lakes, and don’t forget the sunscreen.Bike the Kettle Valley TrailPack a snack, rent a bike and see some of the most amazing scenery. From Penticton you can head south along the lake and reward yourself with an ice cream at the famous Tickleberry’s in Okanagan Falls, a refreshingly easy 26 km round trip.Vaseux LakeSee one of BC’s most photographed points of interest for yourself. Hike some of the local trails or kayak on one of the most pristine waterfowl lakes surrounded by canyon walls and watch as fowl, fish and frogs feed amongst the Lilly pads.
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