The beautiful Okanagan Valley is known for its amazing scenic landscapes, picturesque freshwater lakes, and swaying forests that have inspired generations of artists, writers, and musicians.
Looking to own your own slice of Okanagan paradise? Want to wake up to a stunning view every morning?
This article shows you the 12 best luxury neighborhoods to buy a house with a view in Kelowna, BC, Canada.
1. Highpointe Estates
Highpointe Estates is a Kelowna luxury gated community located above the city on the southern face of Knox Mountain. If you own a house on the hill in Highpointe, you’ll get unobstructed panoramic views over Downtown Kelowna, Okanagan Lake, and the surrounding mountains into the distance.
Luxury homes in Highpointe Estates were built in the 2000’s or later, with sprawling 3,000+ sq ft layouts, modern architecture, and the latest in home technology. You can hike Knox Mountain in your backyard, or head downhill to hit the town. From Highpointe you’re an easy 10 or 15 minute drive to just about everything in Kelowna, BC.
Dilworth is an upscale, hillside community offering stunning views above the City of Kelowna and the Okanagan landscape. The Dilworth neighbourhood provides some of the best views in Kelowna on elevated streets like Selkirk Drive, Denali Court, and Lillooet Crescent.
Due to its secluded location, Dilworth is also one of the quietest and safest neighborhoods in Kelowna, BC. Dilworth Mountain Park provides one of this neighborhood’s most spectacular views looking southwest over Kelowna Golf & Country Club and into the Okanagan horizon beyond. The Dilworth neighborhood and Dilworth Mountain Park are conveniently located minutes from Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia’s main traffic artery, with access to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife in Downtown Kelowna.
3. Magic Estates & Sheerwater
The master-planned community of Magic Estates sits between Knox Mountain Park and Glenmore. Homes in the picturesque Magic Estates and Clifton Road areas provide commanding views across Okanagan Lake to Bear Creek Park and Wilson Landing. Magic Estates offers a rural summer home vibe with hills, forests, and nature at Blair Pond – all located just minutes drive to downtown Kelowna or amenities in Glenmore via Upper Canyon Drive. Homes with the best views in Magic Estates are found along Avonlea Way, Magic Dr, and Clifton Rd North.
Kelowna’s Sheerwater is a luxury homes development located north of Knox Mountain Park, just next to Magic Estates. Homes for sale in Sheerwater are contemporary lakefront mansions on safe, secluded streets right next to Lake Okanagan. To get to Sheerwater, take Clifton Rd onto Lochview Rd, then enter the gated community entrance onto Sheerwater Court.
4. Crawford Estates
Crawford Estates is an upscale neighborhood with homes on massive properties that offer magnificent west-facing views over Kelowna and the Okanagan Valley. Homes in Crawford overlook Okanagan Lake all the way down towards Peachland. Some of the best views in Crawford Estates are from homes on Westridge Dr and Stewart Rd. Crawford is located in the Lower Mission and is riding or walking distance to Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park with some of the best mountain biking and hiking trails anywhere in the Okanagan Valley. To see the very best views from the Crawford area, hike approx. 30 minutes from the Myra-Bellevue Park trailhead to Rose Lookout and set your sights west. On a clear day, you’ll see views all the way down Okanagan Lake towards Peachland and Summerland, BC.
5. The Quarry – Upper Mission
The Quarry is a luxury home development in Kelowna’s Upper Mission that offers a truly stunning panoramic view stretching from Peachland in the west, Trader’s Cove in the north, and to Black Mountain in the east. Homes for sale with a view at The Quarry are mostly brand new – many featuring pools and spacious backyard terraces. The Quarry is conveniently located next to some of Kelowna’s best vineyards including Summerhill, St. Hubertus, and Cedar Creek. The best viewpoint from The Quarry is at the very top of Kuiper’s Peak Mountain Park, a short morning walk if you own a home in this new, upscale Kelowna neighborhood.
6. Kettle Valley Village
The well-manicured and master planned neighbourhood known as Kettle Valley was first developed in 1996. Since then, it has become one of Kelowna’s most desirable areas to buy a home. Properties in the hills of Kettle Valley feature upscale homes with panoramic north-facing views of the Westside of Okanagan Lake, and Kelowna to the northeast. New construction luxury homes for sale in Kettle Valley, Kelowna start around $1.9M. For even more spectacular views, head to Johns Family Nature Conservancy Regional Park, a natural wonderland for hikers, rock climbers, and photographers.
7. Black Mountain
Black mountain is an affordable, quiet, and rural community that’s located on Kelowna’s eastern boundary – 20 minutes drive from town. Black Mountain is a great area for outdoors types with its equestrian ranches, hiking trails, and backyard mountain ranges. With a location less than 1 hour drive to Big White, living in Black Mountain gives you a head start to the ski hill. Many homes for sale in Kelowna’s Black Mountain neighborhood have amazing west-facing views over Layer Cake Mountain, South Kelowna, and down Lake Okanagan to Rattlesnake Island in the sunset.
8. McKinley Landing & McKinley Beach
McKinley Landing is a quiet and secluded lakeside neighborhood located on the east side of Okanagan Lake, north of Knox Mountain. Homes in McKinley Landing have breathtaking views – most west-facing – that provide excellent sunset views all year round. McKinley Landing has hiking trails in McKinley Mountain Park and numerous beach access points just a short walk or drive away.
McKinley Beach is a luxury lakefront community with a private marina that’s located at the north end of McKinley Landing in Kelowna, BC. McKinley Beach is has beautiful lakefront homes for sale, townhomes for sale, and lakeside property for sale if you want to build a custom home.
9. Lakeview Heights & Mission Hill
Lakeview Heights is a West Kelowna, British Columbia community that truly lives up to its name. With a variety of terrain, you can experience unique views from each street in the Lakeview Heights neighborhood. Lakeview Heights properties for sale on Bridgeview Drive and Thacker Drive offer some of the best unobstructed views across Lake Okanagan, over the City of Kelowna, and into the mountains beyond. On a clear day, the snow-capped peaks of Little White and Big White Mountains are visible from almost anywhere in Lakeview Heights.
Mission Hill is a stunning luxury neighbourhood in Kelowna, BC with postcard-perfect views of rolling vineyards spilling into the lake. Across the lake, Okanagan Mountain Park and Rattlesnake Island make up the backdrop to the southwest. Houses for sale in Mission Hill with gorgeous south-facing views start around $1M.
10. Rose Valley, West Kelowna
Rose Valley is a residential neighborhood located in the forested hills of West Kelowna, BC. Homes in Rose Valley enjoy east-facing views across Lake Okanagan to the high rise condos downtown, over the William R. Bennett Bridge, and into the mountains in the distance. Rose Valley homes for sale were built starting in the 1950s until the 2020s with prices starting around $900K. Rose Valley Regional Park is the crown jewel of West Kelowna with gorgeous hiking, cycling, and walking trails that go all the way around the Rose Valley reservoir.
11. Diamond View Estates
Diamond View Estates is a new, upmarket homes development in West Kelowna that’s located at the base of Rose Valley Mountain along Scott Crescent and Diamond View Drive. Views from Diamond View Estates overlook the City of Kelowna lakefront from Upper Mission in the south, all the way to McKinley Landing and Westside Road in the north. Homes for sale in Diamond View Estates feature 3 to 6 bedroom designs with gourmet kitchens and craftsman exterior designs.
12. The Westside Road & Traders Cove
The Westside Road stretches along Okanagan Lake between Kelowna and Vernon, BC with gorgeous views the entire way. Properties and homes for sale along Westside Road near Kelowna enjoy east-facing panoramas that see the rising sun in the morning and the twinkle of the city lights at night.
Traders Cove is a waterfront community that’s located along Westside Road, just north of Bear Creek Provincial Park. Homes in Trader’s Cove enjoy gorgeous views, lake access with private docks on safe, secluded streets.