Dilworth Mountain is one of the most central neighbourhood in the City making it a wonderful place to raise a family. Living on the mountain means nature is right next door. There are five parks on the mountain and it’s common to see wildlife like birds and deer. Glenmore and Central City provide all the amenities those living Dilworth Mountain need, just a short 5 minute drive or less from home.
The Village of Kettle Valley is a unique community just a short drive up Chute Lake Road from the Lower Mission, within the larger Upper Mission neighbourhood. It was developed around a central greenspace which contributes to the communities dozen parks. Many of the homes in Kettle Valley feature architectural design with traditional influences and homes along the Western boundary offer stunning 180-degree views of Okanagan Lake.
Kettle Valley is home to Chute Lake Elementary school and th current middle/high school is just minutes away in the Lower Mission neighbourhood. The new Crawford Falls Middle School will be under construction soon, also just next door. There is a small retail and commercial centre at the heart of the village with a restaurant. There are plans for the development of additional commercial space in The Ponds development at the Southeastern edge of the Upper Mission, just a 3-minute drive away. Until then, all the other amenities including: shopping, banking, restaurants, coffee shops, and more, are just a quick 10-minute drive away in the Lower Mission neighbourhood.
The Upper Mission is the Southernmost neighbourhood in the City of Kelowna and therefore offers a tranquil community with little through traffic that is highly sought after. It encompasses the land South of Barnaby Road where there is a junction with Lakeshore Road and Chute Lake Road, from the lakeshore on the West to Bellevue Creek on the East, and up the hillside to the South where residential development is expected to continue for many more years. This neighbourhood truly backs onto the backcountry (fishing lakes, hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking, hunting, ATV and snowmobile trails), sitting at the edge of Kuiper’s Peak and not far from Myra Canyon, Okanagan Mountain Park, and Little White Mountain. It’s the perfect place for families or anyone that wants to be active outside. The Upper Mission has plenty of greenspace with more local parks, mountain parks, and regional parks. Just a little ways up the Bellevue Creek are the picturesque Crawford Falls, after which the areas soon to be built middle school has been named.
Rutland is a large neighbourhood about a 10-minute drive up Highway 97 from Downtown Kelowna. It is transected by Rutland Road and Highway 97, North-South and Old Vernon Road, Highway 33, and Springfield Road, East-West. While there is significant rise from the Western part of the neighbourhood moving East, most properties have level land, with only a few built along the hillside. Rutland is surrounded by the fields and orchards of Ellison, the hills of Black Mountain, and the backcountry. Rutland is the most affordable neighbourhood in Kelowna with a variety of housing including large estates, modest sized homes with larger lots and some with smaller lots, duplexes, multiplexes, townhouses, apartments, and even a few low rise condominiums. Most of Rutland is calm and quiet, the perfect to raise a family. It provides easy access to rest of the city and is only about a 10-minute drive from the Kelowna airport.
Rutland is home to five elementary schools, one middle school, and one secondary school. There are two dozen parks including three ball diamond parks, a large soccer field, and the large Ben Lee Park that offers plenty of open greenspace, a skate park, and waterpark with a concession during the summer months. For those that prefer the beach, it’s no more than 20-minutes from Okanagan Lake and about the same to Woods Lake and Ellison Lake in neighbouring Lake Country. Rutland is home to the Kelowna Family Y which offers numerous recreational activities and the Rutland Twin Arena. The neighbourhood has a central shopping zone with all the amenities you need from: shopping, banking, restaurants, coffee shops, and professional offices. In addition to the two grocery stores uptown, Rutland also borders the North end of the Central City neighbourhood making it a short drive to Real Canadian Superstore and Costco!
Rutland Recreation Park
Ben Lee Park
Rutland Centennial Park
Rutland Lions Park
Mission Creek Regional Park
HWY 33 Recreation Corridor
Edith Gay Park
Tower Ranch Hillside Park
James Hockey Park
20-Minute Drive to Okanagan Lake
25-Minute Drive to Woods Lake
Sports & Recreation
YMCA with Indoor Pool and Gym
Rutland Twin Rink Arena
Tower Rach Golf Course
Shopper's Drug Mart
IGA Grocery Store
Plaza 33 Shopping Centre
Willow Park Shopping Centre
Grand 10 Movie Theatre
McCurdy Bowling Lanes
Okanagan Boys and Girls Club
TD Canada Trust
RBC Royal Bank
More Info Coming Soon
South Kelowna Centennial Park
East Kelowna Park
Mission Creek Regional Park
Mission Creek Greenway
Priest Creek Linear Park
Myra Bellevue Provincial Park
Luxmoore Linear Park
KLO Creek Regional Park
Scenic Canyon Regional Park
Summerside Park Tennis Court
15-Minute Drive to Okanagan Lake
South Kelowna Harvest Grocery
See Neighbouring Lower Mission and Pandosy/KLO
The Lower Mission is situated at adjacent to Okanagan Lake just a short drive from Downtown. The Lower Mission is home to 3 of Kelowna’s top beaches and numerous other beach access areas. The Lower Mission is a highly sought after neighbourhood in part because it has many larger, flat lots, with mature surroundings, but also because of its central location and excellent selection of amenities nearby.
Pandosy/KLO isone of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city. Just South of Downtown it stretches from Mills Creek at the North to the Lower Mission neighbourhood (at KLO Road) to the South and from Okanagan Lake East to Benvoulin Road. While several properties have been updated in recent years, you’ll still find rows of charming older homes along mature tree lined streets with back alleys in between. There are numerous condominium buildings in the area as well with several more under construction. This neighbourhood is home to well over a dozen parks and over a dozen beaches and lake access points.
Pandosy/KLO has three elementary school, a middle school, and is the location of Kelowna’s largest secondary school. It is a bustling neighbourhood made up students, families, and retirees. It is home to the Kelowna Hospital, the UBC Okanagan Faculty of Medicine, Okanagan College, and a dozen professional buildings offering a variety of medical services, health and wellness, accounting, legal, and more. The Pandosy Road corridor which starts downtown Kelowna and extends south until it turn into Lakeshore Road as it enters the Lower Mission neighbourhood has many independent shops, pubs and restaurants offering a variety of cuisine including: Mexican, Indian, Thai, and all out Canadian (Canadian Brewhouse), and of the amenities you could need. There are also many opportunities to live within walking distance to all.
Joe Rich is a rural, mountainous, community within the Central Okanagan Regional District, where you can truly get out of the city and away from it all. Just a quick 10-minute drive past city limits, it's tucked away behind the rolling hills surrounding Black Mountain at the doorstep of the backcountry, bordering Highway 33. Many properties have gorgeous mountainside and forest views and lots of sun as the hillside faces South (there are North facing properties too). Mission Creek winds its way through the community carrying the spring meltwater down to Okanagan Lake. The Joe Rich neighbourhood is perfect for anyone okay with trading that little extra commute for more privacy and more space. The area has many acreages and ranches making it popular with horse owners and other outdoor enthusiast. At most, you are 5-minutes from the backcountry and for some you can ride your ATV or snowmobile into the mountains right from your property. There is a Community Hall in Joe Rich that holds community events and offers residents a place to take part in tennis and hockey/ice skate. All other amenities are just a 20 minute drive or less from home in the Rutland neighbourhood. In a pinch, you can pick up some grocery basics at the general (Esso station) in Black Mountain.
The Glenmore neighbourhood is situated in a valley running between the Glenmore Highlands adjacent to Okanagan Lake and Dilworth Mountain and extends North from Highway 97 to the Municipal District of Lake Country. Glenmore Road is a major thoroughfare which also provides access to the McKinley Landing neighbourhood. There area is surrounded by hills, mountains, and greenspace with numerous parks and trails in the area for outdoor activities of many types. Glenmore has become popular with both young families and retirees.
Glenmore is home to two elementary schools and a middle school; high school students attend Kelowna Secondary School just a short 10 minute drive away (between about 4km and 10km away). The neighbourhood has a central shopping zone with all the amenities you need including: shopping, banking, restaurants, coffee shops, and more. Glenmore is also just minutes away from all the amenities of the City Central neighbourhood, a 10-minute drive from downtown and even a couple of Okanagan Lake’s fabulous beaches.
The Glenmore Highlands neighbourhood consists primarily of the Wilden development along the mountainous ridge that borders the Glenmore Valley. It is a rustic neighbourhood with forest and rock all around. It is a highly sought after neighbourhood for many reasons including its proximity to the outdoors and the fact that many homes have sweeeing views of either Okanagan Lake or the Valley and city below. The neighbourhood encompasses the mountainside all the way up, over, and down into the Clifton neighbourhood.
Children from the Glenmore Highlands are just a few minutes drive down the mountain to Glenmore where there are two elementary schools and a middle school; high school students attend Kelowna Secondary School just a short 15-minute drive away (between about 12km away). The neighbourhood has a central shopping zone with all the amenities you need including: shopping, banking, restaurants, coffee shops, and more. Glenmore is also just minutes away from all the amenities of the City Central neighbourhood, a 10-minute drive from downtown and even a couple of Okanagan Lake’s fabulous beaches.
Ellison is a beautiful, rural neighbourhood in the Northeast of the city consisting of many farms and ranchlands. It’s boundaries start at the junction of Highway 97 and Old Vernon Road and extending into the hills to the East and the neighbouring Municipal District of Lake Country to the North. The lifestyle here is a little more laidback than the central parts of Kelowna. There are many acreages, active farms and orchards producing much of the region’s fruit and vegetable crops. There are also horse pastures, stables, and riding centres. For other activities, there are three golf courses (Sunset Ranch, Kelowna Springs, Shadow Ridge) and various parks and sports fields in the neighbourhood and just a quick drive to the South in Neighbouring Rutland. The backcountry can be accessed within minutes via Postil Lake Road, where outdoor enthusiast can find many areas for hiking, snowshoeing, fishing, kayaking, and more. It is also a great location for motorized sports including ATV and dirt bike riding.
Ellison has its own elementary school and middle and high schools are located close by. The neighbourhood has a new shopping centre with a variety of amenities. It is also just a 10-minute drive from many restaurants and shops in neighbouring Rutland, Central City Kelowna and Lake Country. The Kelowna International Airport is located within the community and is home to one of Kelowna’s largest employers, Kelowna Flightcraft.
Downtown Kelowna is a young, vibrant neighbourhood. It is surrounded by Okanagan Lake to the West, Knox Mountain to the North, Highway 97 to the South and extends East into Glenmore and the City Central neighbourhoods. It's a city core close to nature with numerous parks and beaches. The Rotary Marshes and the promenade along City Park, Kerry Park, Stuart Park, the Delta Grand Hotel, and Waterfront park are great for taking a walk all year round as the climate Downtown is notably warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer than areas of the city further away from the lake. Downtown Kelowna is perfect for anyone wanting to be at the heart of it all a city has to offer but still conveniently access the outdoors. Downtown Kelowna has a variety of housing from lakefront properties on Poplar Point Drive in the North end, to smaller houses with modest lot sizes, to high rise condominiums.
Children from the Downtown neighbourhood attend elementary school and middle school close by in neighboring Glenmore. High school students attend Kelowna Secondary School just a short 10 minute drive away. All the amenities you need are within walking distance including: shopping, banking, restaurants, coffee shops, and more. Downtown Kelowna also has some unique amenities including: Prospera Place, the Rotary Centre for the Arts, the Kelowna Yacht Club, the Kelowna Community Theatre,the Innovation Centre, a library, an indoor sports complex, to name some of the larger ones. There are more than two dozen restaurants offering a multitude of different foods. If you enjoy a frequent culinary experience, look no further then Downtown Kelowna.
Welcome to Crawford Estates! Crawford Estates is a small Kelowna neighbourhood in the highlands above the Lower Mission, nestled between the steep hillside along Bellevue Creek to the Southeast and the acreages of the Southeast Kelowna neighbourhood to the East. Crawford Estates is accessible by Dehart Road and Stewart Road which also form its boundary to the West and North. Crawford Estates is another mature, highly sought after neighbourhood. Many of the homes in this neighbourhood are on larger lots and many of the homes are built along the hillside with sweeping views of Okanagan Lake and the community below.
Children from the Crawford Estates neighbourhood typically attend elementary, middle, and highschool just a 5-minute drive away in the Lower Mission. The Lower Mission also has excellent amenities consisting of an incredible sports and recreation facilities including ice rink, indoor soccer fields, outdoor soccer fields, ball fields, swimming pool, exercise gyms, and library all in one area, and all the necessities from shopping, banking, restaurants, coffee shops, and more.
The Clifton neighbourhood is a corridor just a quick 5-minute drive from Downtown. It runs North-South along Clifton Road from Clement Avenue up into the mountainous terrain of the Glenmore Highlands and surrounding McKinley landing (which is not yet accessible from Clifton Road). Much of Clifton is a mature neighbourhood, like the community of Magic Estates. There are also new developments like Sheerwater feature modern, luxury residences with lakefront properties. Clifton is a highly sought after neighbourhood because it is relatively quiet and tucked away from the business of the city but incredibly convenient. It is perfect for families and anyone that wants to be closer to nature.
Children from the Clifton neighbourhood attend elementary school and middle school close by in neighboring Glenmore. High school students attend Kelowna Secondary School just a short 10 minute drive away (between about 4km and 10km away). All the amenities you need including: shopping, banking, restaurants, coffee shops, and more, are just a quick 5-minute drive down the hillside in Glenmore and Downtown. There are lots of options.
The City Central neighbourhood is a corridor running along Highway 97 bordered by Dilworth, Glenmore, and Downtown to the North, Pandosy, KLO, and South Kelowna to the South and Rutland to the East. It is just a 10-minute drive from beautiful Okanagan Lake to the West. The City Central neighbourhood is where you will find a lot of Kelowna’s shopping and restaurants, including Orchard Park Shopping Centre - the largest shopping mall between the Greater Vancouver Area and the City of Calgary, Alberta. Over the past decade there has been an increasing number of townhouse and condo developments in the area making this one of the most accessible and affordable areas in the city.
City Central is home to a handful of parks with playgrounds, greenspace, walking trails, and even an off-leash dog park. Mission Creek Regional Park is the largest as is popular with dog-walkers and cyclists. The Mission Creek Greenway, a 16.5km trail, runs through the park and continues all the way to Okanagan Lake.
Black Mountain is a quiet community on the Eastern edge of the City of Kelowna as you make your way Eastbound on Highway 33. It is a short 10-minute drive to the backcountry, a 30-minute drive to Big White Ski Resort, and jus a 15-minute drive to downtown. Black Mountain is perfect for families looking to stay away from the busier central neighbourhoods and definitely appeals to the outdoor adventurers.
Black Mountain borders the backcountry to the East, the Rutland neighbourhood to the Northwest, the East Kelowna neighbourhood to the Southwest and the Mission Creek Canyon to the South.
The neighbourhood is made up of the area surrounding Kirschner Mountain on the South side of Highway 33 and the area at the base of Black Knight Mountain on the North side.
The Kelowna North neighbourhood encompasses the space surrounding the Highway 97 corridor at the North end of the city between the City Central/Rutland neighbourhoods (to the South) and the Municipal District of Lake Country (to the North). While much of the corridor is commercial and industrial space, the residential communities continue to grow and include Sexsmith Road, the University Complex around UBCO, and the golf community of Quail Ridge across the street and over the hill from the Kelowna Airport. Quail Ridge offers a tranquil setting with views towards North Glenmore to the West and Ellison and Black Mountain to the East.
Kelowna North has new retail centre with some amenities including shopping and dining, just minutes from both the University Complex and Quail Ridge communities. All the other amenities you need are just a short 5-minute drive away in the City Central neighbourhood. For recreation, there are two golf courses and a sports field in the neighbourhood, with plenty other options also just a short 5-minute drive away in Rutland including the Rutland Twin Arena and Kelowna Family Y.