Kelowna Communities | Okanagan Real Estate Agent Sean Skuter

Discover Kelowna Communities

Kelowna is home to many diverse neighbourhoods, each with it’s own character and unique qualities. Whether you are moving to Kelowna, or moving within the city discover which neighbourhood may be right for you with our helpful guide below.

Featured Kelowna Communities

Glenmore

Glenmore is an excellent family neighbourhood with a real sense of character and community. It is comprised of a variety of single family homes, condominiums and townhomes as well as multiple recreation sites and schools. If you love close access to the outdoors coupled with convenient proximity to modern ammenities, consider finding a home in Glemore.

Schools

Bankhead Elementary School, Watson Road Elementary School, Glenmore Elementary School, North Glenmore Elementary School, Dr. Knox Middle School, University of British Columbia Okanagan

Amenities

Banking (Scotiabank, Interior Savings, TD)

Shopping (Save-on-Foods, IGA), Starbucks, Shoppers Drug Mart, Tripke Bakery and more.

Restaurants (Brandt’s Creek Pub, Basil Leaf Asian Fusion, EK Grill, Satang Thai Cuisine, and more)

Recreation

Knox Mountain parkBrandt’s Creek Linear PathwayGlenmore Recreation Park (Planned)The Quail Course at Okanagan Golf Club, Kelowna Golf & Country Club

Lower Mission

The Lower Mission neighbourhood is just a 5 minute drive from downtown Kelowna and minutes to the Kelowna General Hospital. This area is characterized by quaint shopping and dining in the Pandosy district and beach access including the popular Gyro Beach. Housing in the Lower Mission is comprised of single family homes, heritage houses, lakefront homes, condominiums and townhomes.

Schools

Anne McClymont Elementary,Dorothea Walker Elementary, Casorso Elementary, Okanagan Mission Secondary, K.L.O. Middle School, Kelowna Secondary School,Okanagan College

Amenities

Shopping (Save-on-Foods, Lakeshore Market, Urban Fare, and more)

Pandosy Village (Cafes, clothing stores, yoga studios, and more)

Banking (RBC, Interior Savings, Prospera credit Union, BMO, Scotiabank, and more)

Restaurants (Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar, The Canadian Brewhouse, Hector’s Casa, Momo Sushi, Chutney Cuisine of India, and many more)

Recreation

Gyro Beach, Abbott Recreation Corridor, Summerhill Winery, H2O Adventure and Fitness Centre, Okanagan Mission Tennis Club

Kelowna Real Estate - Sean Skuter - Gyro beach in the lower mission

Upper Mission

The Upper Mission is primarily a residential area encompassing the Crawford Estates, Westpointe, Southridge and Kettle Valley subdivisions. Housing consists mostly of new and older homes. If you are looking for a family friendly neighbourhood with amazing views and many hiking and biking trails nearby, the Upper Mission is a great fit for you.

Schools

Anne McClymont Elementary SchoolChute Lake Elementary SchoolOkanagan Mission Secondary

Amenities

Close to Lower Mission and Kelowna amenities, neighbourhood markets (Sunshine Market & Kettle Valley Market)

Recreation

Kelowna Real Estate - Sean Skuter - Myra Canyon trail in upper mission neighbourhood

West Kelowna

West Kelowna is a dynamic city comprised of urban and nature amenities. The many beautiful neighbourhoods have easy access to shopping areas, big box stores, wineries, beaches, parks and hiking and mountain biking trails. Some of the most popular neighbourhoods include Rose Valley, Lakeview Heights, Glenrosa, Shannon Lake and Smith Creek.

Downtown

The heart of Kelowna offers a wide variety of dining, shopping, cultural and sporting ventures. If convenience to the city life and community events is important to you, then Kelowna’s downtown is a great option. The downtown neighbourhoods are a mix of single family homes, townhomes, and condos.

Schools

Bankhead Elementary SchoolCanadian School of Natural Nutrition

Amenities

Variety of shopping, including clothing (Blonde, Lululemon, etc.), groceries (Safeway, Shoppers Drug Mart), and more (Mosaic Books)

Banking (RBC, Valley First, BMO, Scotiabank, Interior Savings)

Restaurants (Raudz, Momo Sushi, Antico Pizza Napoletana, Mad Mango, Krafty Kitchen and many more)

Recreation

Kelowna Real Estate - Sean Skuter | Downtown Kelowna

Kelowna South

Kelowna South includes the area just south of the downtown – the neighbourhoods surrounding the Kelowna General Hospital. The area is made up of older styled historic homes, including heritage homes, with many larger homes located on the lake. South Kelowna also has numerous parks, restaurants and shopping in Guisachan Village and along Pandosy Street.

Schools

Okanagan College, Kelowna Secondary School, Raymer Elementary,

Amenities

Kelowna General Hospital

Restaurants (Numerous options along Pandosy St. and into the Lower Mission)

Recreation

Bird Sanctuary, Kinsmen Park, Guisachan Heritage Park/House

Kelowna Real Estate - Sean Skuter | South Kelowna

Springfield/Spall

The Springfield/Spall neighbourhood is located right in the middle of Kelowna! Living here means your conveniently located close to Orchard Park Shopping Centre, City Transit and many niche grocery stores. Other amenities in abundance include dentists, medical clinics, and pharmacies. The neighbourhood of is home to a wide variety of condominiums, townhomes, and single-family-homes – an excellent choice for all life styles.

Schools

Centre for Arts and Technology, MC College, and more nearby schools

Amenities

Orchard Park Mall and other shopping

Major and niche grocery stores (Save-on-Foods, Valoroso Foods, etc.)

Restaurants, fast food and coffee shops

Recreation

Cineplex Cinemas Orchard Plaza

Close to the Apple Bowl Stadium and Parkinson Activity Centre

Kelowna Real Estate - Sean Skuter | Springfield/Spall Kelowna

Black Mountain

The community of Black Mountain offers incredible views and is a wonderful location close to Rutland, Big White and all of Kelowna. With easy access to recreation and shopping amenities, great schools, and a great golf course, it’s a great place to call home for your family.

Schools

Black Mountain Elementary and short drives to other schools

Amenities

Grocery stores

Restaurants and fast food nearby in Rutland

15 minutes to UBCO and the Kelowna International Airport

Recreation

Big WhiteBlack Mountain Golf Course, Tennis Courts, Hiking and biking nearby

Kelowna Real Estate - Sean Skuter | Black Mountain Kelowna

Southeast Kelowna

Southeast Kelowna is beautiful area of Kelowna with orchards and farmland sharing the area. You’ll experience spectacular views of the lake, city, and orchards. Southeast Kelowna offers your family rural living with the benefit of city amenities within a short drive.

Schools

South Kelowna Elementary SchoolKLO Middle SchoolKelowna Secondary School 

Amenities

Close to Orchard Park and Lower Mission

McCulloch Station Pub and Liquor Store

Recreation

Gallagher’s Canyon Golf CourseHarvest Golf Club, Hike and bike Myra Canyon and the Kettle Valley Rail

Kelowna Real Estate - Sean Skuter | Southeast Kelowna

Dilworth

When you live in Dilworth, you are close to everything. The hillside location offers beautiful views of the valley and lake. This neighbourhood houses families, retirees and couples in family homes, condominiums, and townhomes.

Schools

Glenmore Elementary, Watson Road Elementary, and other nearby schools

Amenities

Conveniently located close to Orchard Park Mall, Dilworth Centre, Spall Plaza, and Downtown Kelowna.

Recreation

Kelowna Golf and Country ClubDilworth Mountain Park

Kelowna Real Estate - Sean Skuter | Dilworth Kelowna

Rutland

Home to many parks, playgrounds, sports fields, and hiking paths, Rutland is a great place for active and family living. The homes vary from small to medium single family homes, condominiums and townhouses.

Schools

Rutland Senior Secondary, Spring Valley Middle School, Rutland Elementary School and other nearby schools.

Amenities

Shopping and grocery stores

Restaurants and fast food (Zabb Thai, Pizza Hut, Taki Japanese, and many more)

Churches, parks, and playgrounds

Recreation

Kelowna Family Y, Okanagan Gymnastics Centre, Rutland Sports Fields, Rutland Twin Arena, BMX Track, Easy drive to Big White

Kelowna Real Estate - Sean Skuter | Rutland Kelowna

Ellison

Located north of Old Vernon Road on the east side of Highway 97, Ellison is the perfect area for those looking to live outside of the city. You’ll have quick access to Kelowna International Airport and UBCO.

Schools

University of British Columebia – Okanagan Campus

Ellison Elementary School

Amenities

Close to Kelowna, Lake Country, and Vernon

Recreation

 

Kelowna Real Estate - Sean Skuter | Ellison

Big White

The Big White community is a unique and magical place to live or vacation.

Schools

Big White Community School

Amenities

Shopping

Restaurants

Medical clinic

Day Spa

Recreation

Big White Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross Country, Ice Skating, Tubing

Kelowna Real Estate - Sean Skuter | Big White