Why Move to Kelowna?

For the past 15 years I have been proud to call Kelowna home.  I want to share with you some of the many reasons Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley are a magical place to live.

  • Outdoor Activities are Abundant

Kelowna is famous for the breathtaking scenery.  Our many lakes surrounded by mountains are not only beautiful to behold, they are a pleasure to explore.  You can partake in all your favourite outdoor activities in Kelowna, whether it’s watersports (on the stunning Lake Okanagan), golf (Kelowna offers many world-class courses), hiking (endless options, all with spectacular views!) or biking (I suggest exploring the Myra Canyon Trestles).  The ski hills are also never far away with Big White just an hour drive from Kelowna!  If you relocate to the Okanagan Valley, you’ll always have something to do.

  • Rich in Culture and Cuisine

Kelowna has a rich history ready to be explored.  There are art galleries and museums and an extensive display of public cultural art projects throughout the city.  You could also enjoy a hockey game, attend a symphony or visit the theatre! When you build up an appetite, there is no shortage of fantastic restaurants, many of which focus on serving locally sourced food to allow you to enjoy what the Okanagan has to offer your palate. The Downtown is a hub of activity – day or night, you’ll love discovering the treasures Kelowna has to offer.

  • Wineries Galore!

It would be impossible to list the reasons to relocate to Kelowna without mentioning wine!  There are over 200 wineries in the Okanagan and I highly recommend taking tours and doing tastings – it is incredible to see first-hand why the Okanagan Valley is famous for the wine we produce here!

  • Education and Employment

Kelowna offers quality public and private education options from Kindergarten to grade 12 and beyond.  Post-secondary institutions include a UBC Campus and Okanagan College.  The job market offers a wide range of career opportunities in a wide variety of fields including hospitality, retail, manufacturing, health care, professional services and technology (just to name a few!).

This blog is just a brief summary of the many reasons to consider moving to Kelowna.  Whether you’re on the fence or your decision is made, I’d be thrilled to help you explore the reasons YOU should relocate to the Okanagan Valley.  Let me take you to one of my favourite coffee shops so we can discuss your needs in more detail – I am an expert at relocating families to this very special place I call home.  I can’t wait to hear from you soon!

Karen Borring-Olsen

Your Key to Real Estate Success in Kelowna